The season 3 autumn final of That's us dropped a lot of jaws when viewers discovered, in the last few seconds of the episode, that Jack's late brother, Nicky, was … not so dead after all. But that was not the only notable moment in the last episode of the successful family series in 2018. (We mean, in addition to the revelation that Kate and Toby are going to have a boy, and that Deja is determined to have a relationship with his mother, and that Tess semi-released for Randall and Beth.And that Randall was preparing to enter into a long-term relationship with the couch after telling his wife that he would not respect her wishes and get herself would withdraw from this election seemingly impossible to win.)
Yes, a critical clue in Who is "She"? A flash mystery has been revealed – especially the identity of "her". Introduced for the first time in Season 2, this puzzle revolves around a seemingly disturbing event in the 2030s that saw old Randall (Sterling K. Brown) tell the adult Tess (Iantha Richardson) , "It's time to go see her," and her daughter replies, "I'm not ready." Revint Randall: "I do not follow it either." An episode of Season 3 revealed that Toby (Chris Sullivan) was fighting depressed in the future, and since he was not wearing his wedding ring, he may not be married to Kate (Chrissy Metz).
Here, in the last minutes of "The beginning is the end is the beginning", we returned to this important day. Old Randall said darkly to Tess: "Inform your mother that we are on the way," and she replied that she would call him from the car. And in a ballet studio run by Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson), an employee told Beth that her family was on her way. "We will all see Randall's mother," Beth explained, adding, "Oh, did you bring the pin on the donkey to the office? I promised to bring it.
So that appears Rebecca (Mandy Moore) is still alive, the relationship between Randall and Beth seems to be tense nowadays and the future, and Beth is a ballet leader. What to think of this last clue in the great mystery of this season? Let's open a bottle of wine that we had no intention of drinking tonight and turn to the creator of the series, Dan Fogelman.
WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT: In the end, "she" is none other than Rebecca, who seems to live in her 80s. This is great news, right?
DAN FOGELMAN: That would seem like a big news. The only thing that is clearly indicated at the end of this episode is that they will see it. We certainly answered the question of who everyone was going to see, who everyone was talking about. Exactly what it looks like and what it is – it takes a lot more contemporary history to fill the gaps in order to understand the future.
Why do people dread this family reunion? Is it because some people do not want to see some other people, or is there anything worrying about Rebecca in particular? Or both?
Yes, these are all good things to ask. The only way for me to explain is the way I always describe the series: cut twenty years into the future of your life, and all your extended family is preparing for a family event and you only stay with them for a few minutes to each pop. Situations are different, relationships are different, people are different from situations. There would almost be an impression of fear, to see your own life this way, and I think it's a bit like what you feel when you see a glimpse of it. It's like, "Oooh, I hope everyone is together. I hope everyone is happy. I hope everyone is alive. I hope that the dynamics of this family to which I am accustomed is still identical to that of 15 years ago. I think that's part of the scary feeling you feel throughout your life. Not to mention the fact that everyone, especially Randall's family, seems a little worried about what they are going to walk on.
We can wonder about the idea of a late-stage Rebecca bringing together this fractured family in the last act of her birthday. This game of Pin the Tail on the Donkey was an essential part of the early birthday parties of the Big Three and always seemed to bring them together …
Tess's adult said, "I'm not ready," and everyone seems a little worried. But at the same time … "Ooh, did you bring the pin to the donkey?" It's a bit incongruous. All this will not appear for a long time, but there is – and for a long time – a very long game that has been planned for a long time.
Just as the scenes of the day and flash-forward have been presented, Randall and Beth may not be together. They are going through difficult times these days, but you have always said that it will be a rock-solid marriage. Is this now compromised? And given the finger without Toby's wedding ring, is it fair to say that at least one couple in the series is not together in the distant future?
About Randall and Beth: Like many relationships, their marriage is something that we, the writers and producers, as well as our audience, have really enjoyed. There is no marriage without spellsand in the second half of the season, Sterling and Susan are preparing a showcase to truly immerse themselves in a relationship and a marriage that fascinates me enormously. In many ways, it will be one of the priorities of half of the season that people will really pay attention to. At the end of this episode, the audience, if nothing else, is preparing for stormy times – as always, filled with love and laughter – but a delicate period. That they are on the other side, it would spoil the pleasure of spoiling it in one way or another. But I would never put money against Randall and Beth, as a betting man. In terms of whether either of these two couples will not succeed in the future, I certainly think, um … I do not want to answer.
Are we going to meet Tess's wife that day in the future?
Who has to say if she is even married or not? But it is possible.
We see Beth running a ballet studio in the flash-forward. Susan mentioned that Beth had a dance background. Is this something we will explore in an upcoming episode that focuses on its story?
It is. We are currently doing it. It will be a very special episode of Beth and the dance will begin to make a lot more sense.
It has always been a mystery in two parts: who is "she" and what exactly happened to / with her. When can we hope for a resolution of this mystery? A little later this season?
We have answered who they will all see. There is no mystery that it is too early to be sick. We've eliminated the fact that Beth is not dead, so I think everyone can sit on it a little bit. The answers will come and it becomes a very big part of the series. But we are doing a multi-season TV show, so it will take a minute for the rest of this puzzle to take shape.
What clue can you leave on this mystery in the second half of the season?
Now, it's time – for a little while, and we'll catch a glimpse of them – to focus on the current intrigues that help you understand The. There are many questions. Where are Kate and Toby in this period? Where is their relationship? Do they have children? Did Kevin discover his love life? If so, with whom? Did Randall and Beth succeed as we hope? Did Randall and Beth succeed? What about their respective careers? And in what state is Rebecca when we meet her and they will all visit her? In order to move forward and get more answers, you need a little more history in the second half of the season. So, I would say that this should be the news center.
You have surely traced the future beyond the family dynamic. Technological progress that you can refer to in the 2030s? Or which celebrity is president?
We are all trying to design something right now that will not be one of those traffic applications that will make you turn left into an impossible street. If we can understand that for 2030, I think we did our job.