The actress who plays Kate Pearson in the hit NBC series admits that the cast has already filmed some scenes for the series finale, whenever that might happen.
It probably comes as no surprise to think that "This Is Us" is already preparing for the series finale, but that didn't stop Jimmy Fallon from pumping series star Chrissy Metz about the NBC hit's big finale.
"This Is Us" has been a time-jumping show from its premiere episodes, filled with epic twists and turns and more tears than you can shake a Kleenex factory at. Along with that has come recent rumors that creator Dan Fogelman has already been filming and banking scenes for the series finale with his cast.
Fallon joked that he wasn't the kind of host who would try to trick a star into spilling a closely held secret, and then proceeded to do just that by telling Metz, "You must have had fun shooting them," referring to the scenes.
"Who knows if I was in them," she responded smartly, seeing right through him. And it's very possible she might not be.
Considering there's no clear end date for when "This Is Us" might wrap production, it's logical to assume that some of those finale scenes might feature the younger versions of the Big Three. After all, Metz, Sterling K. Brown and Justin Hartley can easily play up or down a few years for time-tossed scenes, but it's not so easy to do with kids who could well be teenagers or even young adults by the time the show wraps.
Of course, we could have that totally wrong, but we're feeling pretty confident that we don't. Something tells us the series finale is going to check in on all sorts of disparate eras from throughout the run of the show, which would include the Big Three at all of the ages we've seen them.
Metz was able to offer Fallon something, though. "We know that Kate is gonna be having a babe. I know that there is going to be some joy for both Kate and Toby," she said, which makes us even more confident that she'll have a successful pregnancy.
"And when there's joy there's also pain, because a la “This Is Us,'" Metz concluded, which now has us worried about her baby. Maybe it will survive only to die in a house fire forty years later when it runs back in to save the family dog!
We can't handle that kind of joy! Oh, maybe that's one of the scenes that's already been filmed for the series finale. Unfortunately, we're probably going to have to wait years to find out, because Metz certainly isn't going to crack, and we doubt any of her cast-mates will either.
"This Is Us" airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.