The best theories about what the final minutes of 'This is Us' meant

 mashable.com  3/14/2018 2:43:26 PM   Proma Khosla

Go ahead and exhale, This Is Us fans, because we made it – for now. To paraphrase Kevin Pearson, that tense breath we've held in throughout a harrowing second season can now be released...but the future is more uncertain than ever.

The Season 2 finale Tuesday night had us all playing the worst case scenario game while flipping out in all manner of ways (this reporter whispered "I'm mad" to no one in particular). 

Since early Season 1, the central mystery of This Is Us was how and when Jack Pearson died and exactly what effects his death had on the rest of his family. Most of Season 2 built toward this reveal, to the point where we all but watched a man burn to death after the Super Bowl. Fun!

Jack Pearson will still be on the show (and in our hearts) in Season 3, but it looks like we'll be seeing more of his past, particularly his time in Vietnam. And let's not forget that This Is Us does flash-forwards now, so while we're freaking out about catatonic Toby and Kevin/Zoe flying to Vietnam, we can also, concurrently, freak out about who Tess and Randall aren't ready to see in the future. 

Did one of Randall and Beth's worst case scenarios come true? What's going on with Toby? Oh, and where's Rebecca in all this? GOOD QUESTION.

My #ThisIsUs predictions: Toby is depressed over his dad's death, Kevin is maybe trying to track gis dad's brother, and future Randall and Tess, they better not be dealing with anything wrong with Beth. Beth better be an immortal queen.

— Dee Dee in DC (@NerdyDoubleD) March 14, 2018

I’m here for Kevin’s new relationship. Also, I think Toby wasn’t in Kate’s dreams bc she wouldn’t have met him if Jack was alive. And I’m choosing to believe Deja is incarcerated in the future and that’s who they are going to see bc I don’t accept the dead Beth theory #ThisIsUs

— Lex (@ltstlkabtlex) March 14, 2018

OH AND WHAT IF BETH CHEATED ON RANDELL AND TESS HASN'T FORGIVEN HER YET. AND WHAT IF JACK'S BROTHER IS STILL FUCKING ALIVE AND THAT'S WHERE KEVIN'S HEADING????!!! #ThisIsUs

— ƦobeɾϮα✶☾♡ (@RobertaMarieee) March 14, 2018

But I am very concerned about Deja. And I'm very concerned about who adult Tess wasn't ready to see in the flash-forward. #ThisIsUs

— The Live Revolution (@noelleharmony) March 14, 2018

Future Toby is depressed because they could never have kids and spoiler alert...he found out HE was the cause (Kate thought she was due to her weight/age)

Tess & Randall are going to see Deja...in jail...because she hurt Beth like in Beth's worst case scenario fear. #ThisIsUs

— Tara (@TaraWillDo) March 14, 2018

WAIT WAIT WAIT. They showed Kate, Kevin, and Randall in the future. Why didnt they show Rebecca? #ThisIsUs

— Diana M (@dmagallanes92) March 14, 2018

This Is Us returns in the fall.

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