‘This Is Us’: Fans Know Kate is Alive within the Future Because of Her Grandchild’s Name

by Jeremy Spirogis
Chrissy Metz

The This Is Us season finale was loads to unpack on Tuesday evening. There had been so many new faces, flash-forwards, and flashbacks; it was arduous to maintain observe of the whole lot. However, followers didn’t miss the truth that Kate (Chrissy Metz) was once more lacking from the clips sooner or later. While many individuals theorize that Kate will not be alive within the distant future, different followers are actually certain she is for this one motive. 

[Spoiler alert: This Is Us Season 4 Finale spoilers forward.]

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‘This Is Us’: What occurred with Kate, Toby, and Baby Jack within the season finale?

The episode opens with preparations for child Jack’s first birthday. Toby (Chris Sullivan) mentions a number of occasions that he’s taking Kate and Jack someplace particular later within the day. The social gathering is lovely, as at all times, with all the household collectively. 

Later, the particular factor that Toby, Kate, and Jack do collectively is go to the NICU the place child Jack spent a lot time after he was born. While on the hospital, Toby tells Kate he desires Jack to have a sibling. She’s not sure at first, however by the point they depart the parking zone, she is on board with the thought. 

They start photographs of kids to undertake. Then in a flash-forward, we see the youthful sibling is a sister. The grown sister rushes to the hospital to see her brother, Jack (Blake Stadnik), and Lucy’s (Auden Thornton) new child woman. They identify the child, “Hope.”

Fans know Kate is alive within the flash-forward on the ‘This Is Us’ season finale

Several followers level out that the identify of Jack and Lucy’s child is critical for a number of causes. 

“The baby being named ‘Hope’ makes me believe Kate is still kicking it,” wrote one fan on Reddit. “If she passed that baby would 100% be named Kate.”

Viewers assume that if Kate died earlier than the delivery of her first grandchild, that child can be named ‘Kate.’ It does make sense since her son, Jack, is known as after her father, who died. So, they’re optimistic Kate is alive within the distant future.

Why weren’t Kate and Toby on the hospital for the delivery of their first grandchild?

“I also found it strange that Jack (baby) didn’t call Toby or Kate when they were having the baby,” added one other fan. “But the sister showed up, and he reached out to her.”

However, others disagree and say that possibly the producers didn’t present Kate and Toby on the hospital for an additional motive. 

“I think Kate is dead,” one other Redditor mentioned. “But who is to say they haven’t already arrived at the hospital? They might not be in the room.”

Fans agree that the writers may wish to hold the viewers in suspense about the place Kate and Toby are.

“We don’t know that he didn’t [call his parents], we didn’t see him calling anyone, but the sister got the message,” added one other fan.

Since we all know that Toby is alive within the distant future as a consequence of seeing him in flash-forwards, we will surmise that the writers selected to not present him but. They usually depart folks out of clips to maintain viewers guessing, however followers are certain Kate and Toby will present up on the hospital when This Is Us returns for season 5 in September 2020.

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