It feels pretty clear at this point that This Is Us season 6 episode 17 will revolve by and large on the death of Rebecca Pearson. That’s a grim subject, but it does feel like the writers are going to tackle both that and all the emotions that come with it.
With that being said, it also does not seem like that is going to be the end of the show. Rather than conclude the series on the most depressing note possible, there are other plans for how things could move forward, and we’re pretty psyched in the end to see what some of those are going to look like.
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Speaking in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, star Justin Hartley did his best to describe the story ahead, noting that there are some other flash-forwards coming beyond Rebecca’s death — which makes sense, given that we’ve seen some of that time period already with Jack Damon, Kate, and Toby:
I think we go 10 or 12 years in the future. Something like that. But we talk about the future after that and what comes next. That’s a cool part of it.
Meanwhile, he also noted that it’s nice to have a not-altogether-depressing ending to the story, and one that could present a little bit of positive energy:
I thought [the finale script] was great. I thought we did a good job of not ending the show on such a sad note. Because it’s like, are we going to end the show with her death? But that’s not really what the ending was. I thought it was not about what’s happening now, necessarily, but what’s in store for the future. Where these three are going and the tools that they have to help them navigate throughout all for the trials and tribulations that might come their way.
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