This Is Us is the rare broadcast TV drama that spawns as many fan theories as an HBO fantasy TV series. Since the first season way back in 2016, fans have been trying to put together the puzzle pieces from three timelines of the Pearson clan: The 1980s, the 1990s, and today. With four seasons and 72 episodes under the show's belt, that has now expanded to a full century, ranging from the 1950s to the 2050s. As fans wait for the next round of 18 episodes to begin, these This Is Us Season 5 theories will help put into perspective where the show is heading.
The show seemingly will never be done with the past, and fans shouldn't worry the show has seen the last of the late Jack Pearson. But it's the future where the biggest mysteries lie now. Fans still don't have a full picture, for instance, of what is going on in 2034, where Rebecca lays dying. Viewers haven't seen older Kate or her presumed soon-to-be-adopted daughter Hailey, nor have Kevin or Nicky's wives shown up.
And what of 2050? In the far future, Kate and Toby's son Jack had just had his first child, a daughter. But his parents haven't turned up yet, nor have his aunts or uncles. Could viewers expect the Big Three in their twilight years before this is all said and done?
But that's for further into the future. For now, here are the top concerned for when Season 5 begins.