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This Is Us Season Finale

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Clark chapter.

“This is Us” concluded its third season last night, and we were left crying, happy, and in shock–I mean what else is expected for the show?

Season three’s finale gave us some answers, and it also left us with many more questions. 

One thing for sure: Randall and Beth are still together. A closeup of her wedding ring in a future flashfloward confirmed this. This ended the marital strife that was happening throughout the whole season.

Also in the flashforward, we see what was left a mystery since the end of the second season. Season two’s finale, more than a year ago, had Randall asking his now-grown daughter if he was ready to see “her.” We also saw Randall calling Toby, who was alone in a bed without his wedding ring on.

We now know that “her” is Rebecca, who seems to be in a hospital bed in Kevin’s future house and is dying and suffering from dementia. 

In the future scene, Toby also did arrive at Kevin’s alone, mentioning his son, Jack, who is a teenager now. The only mention of Kate though is that “they’re on their way.”

Two other surprises in the flashforward are Kevin’s son, who is about 10 years old. This confirms that the box packing in the current age of the show is probably Kevin and Zoe breaking up.

The other thing we now know is that Nicky, Jack’s younger brother who we met throughout the third season, is sitting by Rebecca’s bedside. We don’t know where Miguel is. We also don’t know why Nicky is there.

But it doesn’t seem like we’re going to get answers for a reason, as Executive Producer Isaac Aptaker said there can be up to three more seasons, and the final scene in Kevin’s house seems to be the cumulation.

“This is our main endpoint for where we’re going to wrap up all our characters, where we leave them all when we ultimately say goodbye,” Aptaker said.


Monica Sager is a freelance writer from Clark University, where she is pursuing a double major in psychology and self-designed journalism with a minor in English. She wants to become an investigative journalist to combat and highlight humanitarian issues. Monica has previously been published in The Pottstown Mercury, The Week UK, Worcester Telegram and Gazette and even The Boston Globe. Read more of Monica’s previous work on her Twitter @MonicaSager3.