‘This Is Us’ Season 6: Chrissy Metz ‘Couldn’t Breathe’ After Reading Penultimate Episode

TL;DR:

  • Chrissy Metz, who stars as Kate in This Is Us, said she “couldn’t breathe” after reading the second to last episode.
  • NBC announced the finale date for This Is Us.
  • Creator and executive producer Dan Fogelman has written the series finale.
'This Is Us' star Chrissy Metz poses for photos before PaleyFest LA.
‘This Is Us’ star Chrissy Metz at PaleyFest LA | Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic

Only a handful of episodes of This Is Us Season 6 remain, and it’s getting real for fans, as well as the cast of the NBC series. Based on the responses from a few cast members after reading the final episodes of the series, including star Chrissy Metz, fans are in for a wild ride.

Chrissy Metz reveals what happened after reading the penultimate episode

During the This Is Us panel at PaleyFest in April 2022, Chrissy Metz revealed she had a very strong reaction after reading the penultimate episode of the series.

“I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t catch my breath,” Metz said, according to a report from People.

This wasn’t the first time Metz had something like that happen this season. According to a report from E! News, Metz said she was “physically ill” after filming Kate and Toby scenes for “The Hill,” the episode that aired on March 22.

Metz also wasn’t the only cast member to have a strong reaction to the episode, which is tentatively scheduled to air one week before the finale on May 17. Fogelman revealed the episode script made Mandy Moore “throw up,” according to the report.

Remember, that’s only the second to the last episode. If the cast is vomiting and struggling to breathe during the penultimate episode, what’s going to happen during the finale? How is the audience going to react? Fans will have to wait and see in May.

‘This Is Us’ finale date

According to Entertainment Weekly, the This Is Us finale airs on NBC on Tuesday, May 24.

On April 5, NBC confirmed the finale will air on May 24, along with season finales for Young Rock and New Amsterdam. The following day, NBC airs season finales for Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, and Chicago Med. It’s going to be a huge week for the network.

At the time of publishing, there are seven episodes of This Is Us Season 6 left.

‘This Is Us’ cast has not read the series finale yet

During the panel, Fogelman also revealed that he had just finished writing the This Is Us finale.

“We all got a text from Dan last night saying, ‘Guys, I just finished it,’” Milo Ventimiglia said during the panel, according to a report from Today.

This Is Us director Ken Olin, who is directing the finale, confirmed on Twitter that Fogelman sent him the series finale script on April 2.

While the finale has been written, it doesn’t sound like the cast has had the opportunity to read the finale ahead of the PaleyFest panel. Mandy Moore told Access Hollywood that she had not read the finale yet during an interview at PaleyFest.

It has not been revealed when the cast will read the final script for the series or when production will take place. It’s safe to assume there will be some strong reactions, especially considering what happened after the cast read the penultimate episode.

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