As we prepare for the This Is Us season 4 fall finale on week on NBC, there are a number of different questions worth asking. What’s one of the biggest question marks that goes along with that? Well, think in terms of the status of Rebecca.
When you’re looking towards the future for some of these characters, we know that Rebecca seems to be suffering from something. Maybe it’s dementia, or maybe it is some other ailment that is causing her to have some issues with her memory. No matter what it is, it’s pretty clear that this is going to define a lot of the story over the next couple of seasons.
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Speaking in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, here is what executive producer Isaac Aptaker had to say about what’s happening with Rebecca — and also how Randall thinks about it:
I don’t want to speak too much to that because I want our audience to go on this journey with Randall and Rebecca, but he hasn’t seen his mom in a bit of time. She’s home for the holidays and it’s that question when you see an older relative, like, “Is this just normal, getting-older ‘senior moment,’ or is this a sign of a bigger illness, a bigger deterioration?” And Randall is thinking, “She seems a bit more off than just chalk it up to old age, ‘Oh, where’s my keys?’” And Rebecca gets very, very defensive. When I watch that scene at the end of the episode, almost more alarming than anything else that’s happened in the episode is how zero to 60 she goes in defending herself. So, yeah, I think people are going to have to wait and see here.
With this quote in mind, we have a hard time thinking that we’re at the end of the road at all when it comes to Rebecca’s future. We hope that there are some opportunities to get to know what’s going on here a little bit better, but the writers are in no hurry. Remember that there is a long ways to go until we reach the earliest end of the road (season 6).
What do you think is coming on This Is Us season 4 moving forward?
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