Well, consider our jaws all the way on the floor.
This Is Us just ended its fifth and penultimate season with one of the biggest twists in a while, and one that we certainly did not see coming from a mile away. Kevin (Justin Hartley) didn’t get married this week, but someone else is about to!
We knew, thanks to a flash forward to 12 years in the future, that something was up with Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Toby (Chris Sullivan). He appeared to be in a hotel room while Kate seemed to be elsewhere, and we just had a hunch that perhaps they were not together anymore. They weathered a texting scandal with Toby’s Crossfit pal and dealt with unemployment, then in the latest episode, Toby revealed to Kate that he had gotten a job that would require him to be in San Francisco most of the time.
Kate tried to quit her job by calling her boss, Phillip (Chris Geere), but he refused to let her go because apparently, Kate’s good at her job and also sometimes funny.
That left Kate and Toby at a bit of a crossroads, and the flash forward at the end of the episode reveals where that crossroad takes them: Divorce!
Around five years in the future (based on Kevin saying that he’s 45), Kate is getting remarried to none other than Phillip, and there’s no Toby in sight. Reader, we screamed. Never have we been so excited for Kate Pearson story! Take us to midseason 2022 right now!
Now, don’t get us wrong, we have nothing against Toby or Kate, but together, they haven’t been fun to watch since their early days. It makes sense that Kate might also find a second chance at love while thriving at her new job, though we’ve got a long way to go before we even get to that love story considering the fact that she and Toby are currently relatively happy together.