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Season 3 Finale “This is Us”: A Flash-Forward Shocker

Tuesday's season 3 finale of This Is Us brought together most of its characters in a substantial flash-forward scene that revealed plenty of information about the direction in which this NBC family drama is headed. This episode also resolved the most pressing questions about the present-day Pearson siblings.


The final scene was contrasted with the kid versions of the Big Three visiting Rebecca in the hospital after a car crash. Randall's introduction, plus the Pin the Tail on the Donkey game that the Pearsons loved as kids, seem to point toward a future where Rebecca is losing her memory due to dementia or Alzheimer's or something else. This episode also
takes a closer look at two characters in particular: Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson).

Creator Dan Fogelman deliberates on his plan for the rest of the series and what to expect in the fall when the season 4 begins once official.


"Because we had the right setup based off where our episodes are going, we challenged ourselves with, 'Let's put a play on national television.’ And to me, not just because it was ambitious, but because of how it turned out, it's a very exciting showcase for our writing staff and for our cast. No bells and whistles. It' s just a lot of great actors saying some
really cool words and shot in a beautiful way and I'm really excited," Fogelman told The Hollywood Reporter.


And with four remaining episodes of the current third season, Fogelman and company will continue to arrange the shows structure, including an hour delving into the history of Randall and Beth's relationship.





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January 17, 2020

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