‘This specific will be Us’ Teases Ominous Season 3 Mysteries in Unsettling Flash-Forwards

Warning: Spoiler alert! Do not proceed if you have not watched Tuesday’s finale of This specific will be Us. For answers on why old Jack was seen inside finale, read our recap.

Another season of This specific will be Us will be inside books, which means brand-new questions heading into season three.

On Tuesday’s sophomore finale, Kate as well as Toby said their “I do’s” at the Pearson family cabin as well as we saw what life would likely have been like had Jack still been alive inside present day. nevertheless while one chapter closed, another one opened. Hints of major family adjustments inside not-so-distant as well as far-off futures — some more dire than others — will set the Pearsons on an unexpected path as we continue to fill in the blank spaces of This specific family’s history. 

As Randall said during his toast to Kate as well as Toby at the wedding reception, there’s “zero point in trying to control the future because nobody knows where we’ll be, not even in a year coming from currently.” So as much as we like to theorize about where we think — as well as sometimes, wish — the characters will end up, oftentimes we’re just blindly shooting darts at the dartboard. as well as because the This specific will be Us writers are pros at setting up the long game, the finale revealed several major teases for obstacles facing several major characters inside final moments of the episode. They’re no Jack mystery, nevertheless we’ll take of which.

So curl up that has a glass of wine as well as snuggle up under the covers as we dissect just what those season-ending cliffhangers mean for our favorite TV family.

1. Kevin digs into Jack’s Vietnam past (as well as will be dating Beth’s cousin, Zoe).

Kevin has gone through his fair share of ups as well as downs in his career as well as personal life over the past two seasons, as well as in brief glimpses of the near future, the former Man-ny star seems to have of which all together. He’s on a flight headed to Vietnam with an old photograph of Jack as well as his brother, Nicky, in Army fatigues during the Vietnam War (the same photo we saw inside episode, “Brothers”). nevertheless he’s not alone. Seated next to him isn’t his childhood flame, Sophie, or Olivia, or Sloane, nevertheless Beth’s younger cousin, Zoe, whom he connected with at Kate as well as Toby’s reception — over his wedding toast of all things. 

Ever since we first got hints about Jack’s wartime experience as well as learned of which his brother, Nicky, died during the war, of which makes sense of which season three would likely further dig into Jack’s time overseas as well as uncover what exactly went down with Nicky. So what prompts Kevin to make the big life decision to travel to Vietnam? Did Zoe factor into of which at all? What was their courtship like? What brand-new intel will be he on the search for when of which comes to Jack’s history?



2. Toby will be depressed again.

Toby has previously talked about battling depression as well as inside flash-forward, of which appears he’s fallen into a dark hole again. (Or maybe, he’s been diagnosed that has a severe disease.) inside revealing scene, Kate walks into the darkened bedroom to check up on Toby, who’s lying on his side as well as looking unhealthy as well as unhappy, as well as share of which they should see the doctor the next day to discuss “adjusting your meds.” Notably, the day before Kate as well as Toby’s wedding day, Toby’s parents sit him down as well as voice their concerns over his decision to marry Kate, who his mom calls “unstable.” What happened coming from the time Kate as well as Toby said their “I do’s” to when Toby found himself in life low? Could Toby’s recurring depression be related to his parents?


3. Deja turns violent.

inside more immediate future, Deja’s story seems to be taking a turn for the worse. After of which appears of which she’s accepted of which Randall, Beth, Tess as well as Annie will be her brand-new family after her biological mother, Shauna, gives up her parental rights, a switch flips inside her when she’s praised by a guest at Toby as well as Kate’s wedding for looking “exactly like her dad” — meant to be a compliment nevertheless which Deja takes offense to.

While Randall, Beth, Tess as well as Annie enjoy the brief respite coming from the uncertainty of which’s about to come to their family as well as after wondering where Deja has run off to, we see Deja taking a baseball bat as well as smashing Randall’s car. The only family member who seems to be affected the most by Deja’s absence at the function will be Tess, whose worried expression will be quite telling. will be Randall’s introspective statement of which “if you choose right, your people will stay the same” a deep foreshadowing of what awaits Deja’s story? Did the finale set her up for a future prison stint?


4. Randall as well as Tess dread seeing “her” again.

Though there’s no indication who the “her” will be of which a salt-as well as-peppered Randall as well as adult Tess are referring to in their cryptic father-daughter conversation, of which could be assumed of which of which’s Deja of which they’re alluding to. “of which’s time to go see her, Tess,” Randall says. “I’m not ready,” Tess replies, shaking her head. “Me neither,” Randall concedes, before Tess gets up coming from her chair. of which’s quite clear coming from their exchange of which of which’s someone they were once close with, nevertheless had a falling out inside past of which caused them to sever ties. of which would likely make sense for of which to be Deja of which they were referencing, as her aforementioned violent turn could certainly serve as Exhibit A. 

inside finale, Beth as well as Randall play a game of “worst case scenario” as well as there’s one conversation they share of which may be a serious case of foreshadowing…

Randall: Deja never turns This specific around as well as ends up in jail.
Beth: She might kill us both in our sleep.
Randall: She might kill us both not in our sleep.
Beth: She’ll make Tess resent us as well as end up on the pole.
Randall: Wait, Tess will resent us as well as Deja will end up on the pole? Or Tess will resent us as well as also be the one who ends up on the pole?
Beth: Both on the pole.

… Leaving us to think of which something terrible has happened of which forces Randall as well as Tess to come to grips with the fact of which they have to see “her” for once in a while. One horrific, nevertheless very realistic, possibility: At some point inside distant past, Deja got into a terrible fight with Beth as well as the family, resulting in something traumatic (possibly fatal) happening of which broke the family unit apart.

nevertheless if of which isn’t Deja whom Randall as well as Tess are referring to, could of which be Beth or Annie? Those two seem like little stretches, nevertheless we haven’t exactly gotten confirmation of which Beth as well as Annie are around inside future. There will be a very realistic possibility of which Beth, in her older age, will be terminally ill coming from an incurable disease — suffering coming from dementia as well as not the same Beth of which Randall as well as Tess have grown to love. Or when Randall says “of which’s time to go see her,” he could be referring to Beth (or Annie)’s final resting place. 



One thing we do know for sure, of which’s going to be a long hiatus.

This specific will be Us returns This specific fall on NBC.


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