‘This Is Us’: Did Mandy Moore Debunk a Theory About Kate and Toby in Season 5?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Chrissy Metz as Kate and Chris Sullivan as Toby on This Is Us - Season 4

This Is Us followers have been speculating Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Toby’s (Chris Sullivan) future ever for the reason that first main flash-forward. For essentially the most half, viewers imagine Kate is both lifeless or finally ends up divorcing Toby. So because the NBC drama nears its fifth season, followers are questioning how the NBC drama will introduce what actually occurs to the couple.

Some followers even theorized Rebecca (Mandy Moore) and Miguel’s (Jon Huertas) starting might doubtlessly parallel Kate and Toby’s finish. But lately, Moore opened up about what’s to come back in This Is Us Season 5. And now, it appears unlikely the storylines will play out collectively.

What occurred to Kate and Toby in ‘This Is Us’ Season 4?

Chrissy Metz as Kate and Chris Sullivan as Toby on This Is Us - Season 4
Chrissy Metz as Kate and Chris Sullivan as Toby on ‘This Is Us’ | Ron Batzdorff/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal by way of Getty Images by way of Getty Images

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As we all know, the This Is Us flash-forward sequences present Toby with out his wedding ceremony band. Meanwhile, Kate hasn’t been seen within the far future in any respect. Viewers suppose the character’s absence might imply her dying is coming. But many followers really feel it’s extra possible Kate and Toby divorce. 

Throughout the fourth season of This Is Us, Kate and Toby struggled with their marriage. Their new child son, Jack, was born blind, and Toby didn’t know learn how to deal. But by the finale, Toby got here round. So the couple selected to maneuver ahead. They even hoped to undertake sooner or later, turning their family right into a household of 4.

Clearly, This Is Us Season Four ended on a optimistic be aware. However, Toby’s lacking wedding ceremony band within the far-future remains to be largely unexplained. So at this level, something is feasible for Kate and Toby.

Mandy Moore reacts to the idea about Kate and Toby’s divorce

Jon Huertas as Miguel and Mandy Moore as Rebecca on This Is Us - Season 4Jon Huertas as Miguel and Mandy Moore as Rebecca on This Is Us - Season 4
Jon Huertas as Miguel and Mandy Moore as Rebecca on ‘This Is Us’ | Mitchell Haddad/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank by way of Getty Images

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For the previous few months, This Is Us followers who imagine Kate and Toby will get divorced puzzled whether or not the storyline will parallel Miguel’s divorce along with his first spouse, Shelly (Wynn Everett). Then, in fact, this may lead into the origins of Miguel and Rebecca’s romantic relationship, which has but to be instructed on the present.

“I think we get flashbacks showing Miguel struggling with his divorce while we see Kate/Toby struggling with theirs,” a fan theorized on Reddit. 

Then on June 10, The LA Times podcast, Can’t Stop Watching, revealed an interview with Moore. The actor discussed Rebecca in This Is Us Season 5 and the place the character was headed. Then the host, Yvonne Villarreal, introduced up the fan concept about Kate, Toby, Miguel, and Rebecca. 

“Fans suspect we’ll learn more about Miguel and Rebecca’s backstory in relation to what’s going on in Kate and Toby’s marriage. People think Kate and Toby are going to get a divorce,” Villarreal stated. “And through that, we’re going to see how Miguel and Rebecca sort of came together.”

She continued, “Have you seen this? The look on your face tells me no.”

Now, Moore didn’t precisely verify or deny the fan concept. So followers will simply have to attend and see how the storylines unfold shifting ahead. But regardless, Moore’s response might point out some viewers are on the unsuitable path.

“No, I’m shocked,” Moore stated and laughed. “I’m shocked that our little family drama would elicit fan theories to begin with. It’s pretty wild. But I have not heard that one.” 

What to count on from Miguel and Rebecca in ‘This Is Us’ Season 5

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Whether or not we discover out what occurs to Kate and Toby by Miguel and Rebecca’s backstory, Moore confirmed just a few particulars about her character in This Is Us Season 5. Still talking with the Can’t Stop Watching podcast, Moore shared we are going to lastly learn how Miguel and Rebecca received collectively.

“I will say that I have been told season 5 is Rebecca and Miguel origins — figuring out how they got together, which I am very excited about,” she stated. “I have been waiting just the entirety of the series to see that storyline play out. And I’m excited about that.”

Moore additionally touched on her character’s delicate cognitive impairment prognosis. And she revealed we don’t know whether or not Rebecca will truly go to St. Louis for the medical trial arrange by Randall (Sterling Ok. Brown). But we’re about to seek out out.

“I know we’re going to sort of follow Rebecca present-day and see if she does, in fact, go to St. Louis for this clinical trial with Miguel,” Moore stated. “So we’ll see how that unfolds.”

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