‘This Is Us’ Finally Gets Rid of Marc, But the Impression He Leaves on Kate Is Forever

by Jeremy Spirogis
Austin Abrams as Marc, Hannah Zeile as Kate in This Is Us - Season 4

On Feb. 18, This Is Us Season Four delivered probably the most impactful episodes of the collection to date. The episode, titled “The Cabin,” delved into the Pearson’s previous, current, and future. Of course, this concept isn’t precisely a brand new idea, because the NBC drama focuses on the Pearson household puzzle. But this time, This Is Us followers lastly obtained some stable solutions about what’s happening in every timeline, together with the conclusion of stripling Kate (Hannah Zeile) and her boyfriend, Marc (Austin Abrams). 

[Spoiler alert: This Is Us Season 4, Episode 14.]

Randall, Kevin, and Rebecca save Kate from Marc in ‘This Is Us’ Season 4

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At the top of the Kate-centric episode of This Is Us Season 4, Marc abandons his girlfriend after moving into an argument within the automobile. They are on their strategy to the cabin, so he leaves her stranded in the course of nowhere, chilly and alone.

Luckily, Kate manages to discover a fuel station and calls Rebecca (Mandy Moore). Then simply as Kate is about to inform her mother what occurred, Marc comes round and apologizes. Kate hangs up, nevertheless it’s too late. The alarm sounds and Mama Bear Pearson decides to spherical up the household to save lots of Kate.

In “The Cabin,” Rebecca drives up with Kevin (Logan Shroyer) and Randall (Niles Fitch) in the course of a winter storm. She is decided however thwarted by blocked roads. Nevertheless, the three make it to the cabin by morning. 

When Rebecca, Kevin, and Randall arrive, the whole lot appears regular with Marc and Kate. But it solely lasts for a second. As time goes by, the Pearson household places the items collectively, and one thing isn’t proper. 

Kevin asks why it’s freezing within the cabin. Then Randall finds a damaged window, which Kate claims they didn’t discover. Randall finds this suspicious as a result of there’s no glass on the within. He additionally wonders why Kate is sporting gloves and asks his sister to take them off. She resists at first, however ultimately removes them, unveiling a large gash on her hand. 

The Pearson household presses on the couple to elucidate. Kate lies and says they locked themselves out — they don’t purchase it. Then Marc reveals they obtained into one other argument. He admits to locking Kate out “for a minute” and claims his girlfriend “freaked out” and broke the window to get again in.

Randall asks Kate how lengthy she was locked out. Kate seems away and she or he is about to burst into tears. She seems at Rebecca. The Pearsons perceive it was longer than only a minute. 

Kevin and Randall are livid. They nearly beat up Marc, however Rebecca stops them. Even so, she is simply as indignant. 

“You get the hell out of my house,” Rebecca spews at Marc, who doesn’t transfer. Then the Pearson matriarch repeats herself, emphasizing her fury. “Get the hell out of my house. Today is the last day you’re ever gonna see my daughter, Marc. You have to minutes. Get your stuff and get out of here.”

The poisonous boyfriend leaves. Kate folds into Rebecca’s arms. “He said he loved me,” Kate says, sobbing.

‘This Is Us’ co-showrunners clarify Kate and Marc in ‘The Cabin’

When talking with Entertainment Weekly after “The Cabin” aired on NBC, This Is Us co-showrunners Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker discussed Marc’s exit and break up with Kate. The duo confirmed Marc left Kate outdoors for “at least an hour” and perhaps longer. 

“I mean, you can’t be outside that long in a sweater without freezing,” Aptaker stated. “She’s not freezing to dying, it’s not the top of Titanic, however I imply, she’s on the market lengthy sufficient to do one thing fairly excessive and smash a window to get again in.”

But even so, the incident triggered Kate to appreciate Marc isn’t the man for her. So when Rebecca, Kevin, and Randall got here to save lots of her, Kate solely felt reduction, regardless of defending her boyfriend within the earlier episode.

“I think at that point she was just relieved,” Aptaker stated of the second Rebecca kicked Marc out of the cabin. “A larger part of her has realized she’s in over her head than the part of her that thinks she loves him, and she’s just so grateful that she has a way out.”

How Kate’s relationship with Marc impacts her sooner or later

Austin Abrams as Marc, Hannah Zeile as Kate in This Is Us - Season 4
Austin Abrams as Marc, Hannah Zeile as Kate on ‘This Is Us’ | Ron Batzdorff/NBC

Still talking with Entertainment Weekly, Aptaker hinted Marc will now not have a presence in Kate’s life — no less than for now.

“For the time being, that’s the last we’ll see of Marc,” the showrunner stated of the Feb. 18 episode. 

That stated, there are features of Marc’s verbal abuse that can impression Kate’s life from right here on out. On Feb. 11, Aptaker spoke with Entertainment Weekly and touched on the scars Marc leaves on Kate.

“There’s so many things going on inside of Kate. But a first love is so formative and so shapes the way that you see yourself,” Aptaker stated. “And I think that the way that Marc speaks to her and treats her has a big impact on her self-esteem and self-worth for a while going forward.”

Now, it appears the present-day Kate (Chrissy Metz) is beginning to see those self same emotions resurface as issues begin to go fallacious with Toby (Chris Sullivan). On Feb. 11, Zeile informed The Wrap:

Kate at all times had self-doubt and at all times had insecurity and I feel that Marc undoubtedly fostered them. And now we will form of see in her marriage the insecurity that she’s having now that Toby is moving into form, and he’s in a CrossFit group and he’s texting one other girl, you may see her form of beginning to spiral in her head and really feel most likely comparable emotions to what she felt in her first relationship.

As This Is Us continues to fill out the puzzle items of the Pearson household, followers look in direction of teenage Kate to flesh out who she turns into within the current day. But, in the intervening time, viewers can lastly let loose a sigh of reduction. Marc is gone and Kate can start to get better.

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