Is Rebecca dying in ‘This Is Us’? Fans share series finale theory

Mandy Moore as Rebecca in ‘This Is Us’.

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It’s hard to say goodbye! It’s us is about to end after six seasons – and fans are freaking out over Rebecca Pearson’s fate.

With the series finale airing on May 24, viewers are growing nervous that TV’s favorite mom (mandy moore) will die before the NBC drama ends.

After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in It’s us season 5, Rebecca faced an increasingly difficult journey to battle the disease. Much of the show’s later stories have focused on the slowly declining health of the Pearson matriarch. With only two episodes remaining, it looks like another big death is likely.

Known for his time jumps, It’s us began teasing Rebecca’s death in Season 4 when the show featured a flashforward of the Pearson family reuniting at Kevin’s house (Justin Hartley) home in anticipation of Rebecca’s passing.

On the May 9 episode of the family drama, this scene was recreated in the current timeline, prompting an onslaught from terrified fans fearing the penultimate episode might be Rebecca’s last.

“Okay the good news is Rebecca is not dead. The bad news is she will die next week instead,” one person tweeted at the time.

The public may not be far from his theories. Creator Dan Fogelman recently revealed that the series’ penultimate episode was difficult to handle, even for the cast, especially Moore, 38.

“The penultimate script – I sent [it] in the cast and it made Mandy vomit,” the showrunner, 46, said during the drama’s PaleyFest panel in April.

The “Candy” singer explained, “It was so beautiful and overwhelming. It was my physical reaction.

Originally, fans assumed the Big Three’s mother would be around until the end of the series, but after Miguel’s (Jon Huertas) death and Rebecca’s turn for the worse, they are now ready to say goodbye sooner.

It’s us needs ALL the rewards. The fact that I’m crying ugly because Rebecca is about to die is crazy. The episode isn’t even out yet,” one Twitter user wrote of the May 17 episode.

“Tomorrow officially is Rebecca Pearson’s day of death and obviously I will be going through the afterlife with her,” another tweeted, despite no confirmation that Rebecca’s death was imminent.

Huertas apparently hinted at an early passing for Rebecca when he spoke exclusively to We Weekly in May.

” It’s going to be hard. And as we’ve seen in a lot of other stories, once two older people…once that life partner is taken away, there’s usually a pretty rapid decline. So we could see something like that with Rebecca moving forward,” the 52-year-old actor said. We.

Will Rebecca die, This Is Us fans weigh the fate of Mandy Moore Chrissy Metz

Chrissy Metz as Kate and Mandy Moore as Rebecca in “This Is Us.”

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While some viewers fear Rebecca will die, others theorize how it will happen and many believe she will be reunited with her first husband Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) in the great beyond.

“I can’t believe tomorrow we will see Jack and Rebecca’s reunion in the afterlife,” one fan theorized.

Another savvy Twitter user realized Rebecca’s death could come on May 17, which is a day after her wedding anniversary with her first love. “Rebecca dying the day after her wedding anniversary with Jack is SICK,” they commented.

Although the announcement of the end of the series, which took place in May 2021, was sad for viewers, longtime fans were not surprised as Fogelman has been candid over the years about his vision. from the Emmy-winning show.

“We never planned to do a TV series that was going to last 18 seasons, so we have a very direct plan. I have script pages that I’ve written and I’m writing that are really deep, deep, deep in the future,” the showrunner said. The Hollywood Reporter in 2019. “We have a plan for what we’re going to do, and I know what the plan is.”

This plan has allowed the popular series to go back and forth in time over the years, creating a tight story with a payoff that fans may cry while watching, but that Ventimiglia, 44, thinks people will be. finally “very satisfied” with when all is said and done.

“As we read the final episodes…I’m starting to see closed loops where there was a moment or a story and it’s coming to an end,” he said. We Weekly exclusively in February 2022. “It may not be happy – or it may be happy. It’s just the way life works.

This Is Us airs on NBC Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET.

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