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The This Is Us Cast and Creator Reveal What to Expect From the Series Finale
It all ends Tuesday, May 24.
The moment is upon us, This Is Us fans: The show's series finale. You're probably feeling a mix of emotions: curiosity about how everything gets tied up, sadness that it's ending, happiness that such a show existed. All the things! The cast is in the same boat; after all, this show has been a part of their everyday lives for six years. "We are such a family unit, and we have been from the very beginning," Mandy Moore (Rebecca) said on the Today show shortly after wrapping This Is Us filming. "I miss my friends, my family, already. I think we are all each other's biggest champions. The fact that we've done six seasons, 106 episodes together, and I think we all collectively feel like, 'Wow, the quality of the work never wavered. And we're just proud of each other and support each other."
Now, the cast is here to support us through watching the series finale. If you're someone who wants to know as much as possible before a big event—so you can emotionally prepare—read on to see how the This Is Us creator and cast describe the show's final episode.
[Describes the finale as]: "Joy, pain, and resolution. It's what life is. Life is both of those things. It is joyous moments, and it is painful moments. And they always resolve."
[Describes the finale as]: "It’s 'gonna make you feel good, warm, fuzzy, content. I think the nostalgia is 'gonna be seeping from the TV screen. And we’ll be weeping. It will be a beautiful goodbye."
[Describes the finale as]: "I would say the words to describe it will probably be satisfied and sad."
[On how he'd describe the finale in three words]: "Hope. You. Enjoy."
Dan Fogelman, creator of This Is Us
[Describes the finale as]: "We want [the finale] to be a bit of a hug for our audience who's watched the show for the last four or five or six years. And I think we did it. I hope it makes people feel something and reflect on their lives and families."
The series finale of This Is Us airs Tuesday, May 24 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.