9 Plot Holes The This Is Us Penultimate Episode Finally Resolved
With only one episode left, the show finally answered some major questions.
This Is Us came into Season 6, Episode 17, with many loose ends to tie up. Thankfully, it covered almost all of them ahead of the series finale. Here are the biggest takeaways from This Is Us’ penultimate episode.
Who The White Car Was Carrying
Fans were pretty sure Jack and Hailey were in the car, but who was driving? Turns out it was Phillip, who’d grown a mustache in the intervening years.
Madison & Sophie’s Statuses
With Franny and Nicky already confirmed to be at the house, fans wondered if Madison and Sophie were both going to be there for Rebecca’s passing. The answer was yes.
Why Toby Was There
Kevin and Randall both insisted to Toby that “she” would want him at the house. It was unclear if they meant Kate or Rebecca. This episode clarified it was the latter.
Rebecca’s Closure With William
On the train ride to the end, William served as Rebecca’s guide to the caboose. It also gave the show a chance for her to have the closure with him she never got in real life.
Rebecca’s Almost Fatal Childbirth Story
The show has avoided talking about how close Rebecca came to dying in childbirth, but her chance to say farewell to Dr. K finally admitted how close it was.
The Father Of Deja’s Baby
Despite the show initially suggesting Deja has a new man, fans discovered it was a feint. She and Malik are still together and now have a child on the way.
How Jack Really Died
Everyone knows Jack died of a heart attack. But they didn’t know his passing coincided with the magical recovery of the young boy Marcus upstairs, which his doctor was attending to, making the two events connected.
Where Kate Was & Whether She’d Make It In Time
Kate was in London! Her musical education program was such a hit in California, she’s taking it international. The poor thing had to do the 12-hour flight from Heathrow, but Rebecca held on until she arrived.
Beth Is Still That Good
Beth knew her daughter was pregnant before Deja knew herself. The best Pearson remains at the top of her game — and will never be called MeMaw.
This Is Us: The Finale Season’s last episode airs Tuesday, May 24, at 9 p.m. ET on NBC and streams the next day on Hulu.