For everyone excited to see many different dimensions for Rebecca on This Is Us season 3, we’ve got some news today that you should be more than happy about.
Speaking in a new Emmy-related podcast over at Variety, creator Dan Fogelman and star Mandy Moore confirm that there are four different time periods that we are going to see Rebecca in over the course of the season — her in her twenties, her in the aftermath of Jack’s death, her (presumably) in the present, and then also a new part of her life that we haven’t seen before. Based on what we hear in the podcast, it’s somewhere between where we’ve seen her before and also where she is in the present.
Before anyone takes this as definite proof that Rebecca is dead in the flash-forward timeline, we’re not assuming that at all. Either this is a secret that Moore and Fogelman are wanting to keep a while longer, or this may just be something that the show does not pick up over the course of season 3. It still remains unclear as to how much of This Is Us in the future the show wants to give us — personally, our expectation is that this is something they’ll roll out slowly over time. There have been no indications as to when the series’ end date will be and we don’t think that the writers are intent on getting there too early.
For right now, we’re fine with sticking with Rebecca in the four time periods suggested, especially since it still feels like there is so much great material from her life worth diving into, whether it be her relationship with Miguel to seeing more of her early days with Jack. We’re hoping at least personally that This Is Us makes it five or six years — this is not a show meant to go on forever, but it does feel like it could make it this far.
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