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‘This Is Us’ Series Finale - What to Expect From the Final Episodes of the Show?

Edduin Carvajal
May 12, 2022
11:45 A.M.
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"This Is Us" took TV by storm in 2016 for its talented cast and successful way of addressing complex topics and making them relatable to today's society.

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Six years have passed, and the "This Is Us" finale is around the corner. It is about time we say goodbye to the Pearson family, played by Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, and company.

The series creator Dan Fogelman revealed the final episodes would answer all the lingering questions. Still, fans wonder what will happen and when they will watch the series finale.

Justin Hartley on December 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images

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WHAT CAN WE EXPECT OF THE "THIS IS US" FINALE?

Fogelman hopes that no stone is left unturned by the "This Is Us" finale, meaning that all loose ends (especially those left by the flash-forward scenes) will get resolved

Fans can expect to learn if Kevin (Justin Hartley) finally quit acting. Randall (Sterling K. Brown) was described as a rising star in politics, but it is still unclear what will happen to him. 

Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California | Source: Getty Images

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The same goes for Kate (Chrissy Metz). Although we know that she is alive and happily married to Philip (Chris Geere) in the future, she has not appeared in the cabin flash-forwards. Fans cannot wait to learn if Kate will continue teaching or choose a different career.

Deja (Lyric Ross) is pregnant in the flash-forward scenes, and we don't know who the father is. Deja is in a relationship with Malik Hodges (Asante Blackk), but he has yet to be confirmed as the baby's dad.

Rebecca's future (Mandy Moore) seems pretty straightforward. After Miguel's death (Jon Huertas) in episode 15, fans assume she will also pass away in episode 16, "This Is Us" penultimate episode.

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WHEN WILL THE "THIS IS US" FINALE AIR, AND WHERE TO WATCH IT?

"This Is Us" season six has already aired 16 episodes, meaning that only two remain. Episode 17 is titled "The Train" and will air on May 17. The final episode, "Us," is scheduled for May 24. 

[Fogelman] sometimes wonders, "What if…?" leaving open the possibility of a reboot.

You have different options for watching the series finale. The traditional way is tuning in to NBC at 9 p.m. ET. One day after the episode is released, you can watch it on NBC.com through your cable subscription or Peacock. Hulu will also stream the show.

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Although a few things remain unclear about the series finale, one thing is sure: you will cry. Dan Fogelman revealed Moore even threw up after reading the script for the second-to-last episode.

On May 3, Moore posted a photo on Instagram of her last day at "This Is Us." Apart from writing that she had the greatest six years of her life at the best job ever, she admitted she had nothing but gratitude and "definitely lots of tears."

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WILL THERE BE MORE OF THE PEARSON FAMILY AFTER THE ENDING?

"This Is Us" has impacted the lives of so many people that we cannot help but wonder if NBC and Fogelman have other plans for the Pearsons. The series creator said he and NBC had not had any conversations about the future. 

He pointed out that a spin-off or continuation was never part of the plan because it would be too hard to keep their current level. However, he sometimes wonders, "What if…?" leaving open the possibility of a reboot.

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