This Is Us Season 6 is coming out soon, and many fans are hoping to find out what really happened to Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Toby (Chris Sullivan). In the fifth season finale, Kate got remarried to her coworker, Phillip (Chris Geere). Then recently, Chrissy Metz teased a major update on Kate and Toby’s storyline in the last season of This Is Us — here’s everything we know so far.
[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers about This Is Us Season 6 Episode 9.]
Chrissy Metz co-wrote ‘This Is Us’ Season 6 Episode 9
On Dec. 10, Mandy Moore (who plays Rebecca Pearson) shared a fun filming update about This Is Us Season 6 via Instagram. The actor revealed she was directing episode 9 of the final season. Moore also confirmed that Metz co-wrote the new chapter alongside David Windsor and Casey Johnson.
“I am eternally grateful to Dan Fogelman for changing my life in every way with #thisisus and in our final season, giving me the chance to helm a truly extraordinary episode of television written by the brilliant David Windsor, Casey Johnson and @chrissymetz,” Moore wrote.
Chrissy Metz reveals ‘This Is Us’ Season 6 Episode 9 is a big episode for Kate and Toby
A few days after Moore’s Instagram post about episode 9 of This Is Us Season 6, Metz teased the new episode she co-wrote for season 6 in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. And ultimately, the ninth episode will focus on Kate, and it serves as a “turning point” for the character’s relationship with Toby midway through the final season.
“[In] the early episodes of the season, she’s getting to know [Phillip] and seeing things that she didn’t remotely understand,” Metz said. “You can see them getting along, but there’s definitely no romance — yet.”
She continued, “The episode that I got to co-write, which is [episode] 9, which is Kate’s episode — that’s going to be a massive turning point for Kate and Toby.”
What happens to Kate and Toby in episode 9 of ‘This Is Us’ Season 6
Now, Metz dropped a few more clues about Kate and Toby’s storyline in episode 9 of This Is Us Season 6. Still speaking with Entertainment Weekly, the actor broke down the new episode.
Initially, Metz revealed that Kate wants to “salvage” her relationship with Toby on what’s supposed to be an “amazing weekend.” But, as viewers already know, Kate doesn’t get what she wants in the end. She said:
“The way we formulated the whole episode was: Kate’s wanting to salvage this [marriage]. She knows there’s some sort of disconnect. So she goes to try to salvage it and… we shall see what happens. They both want this beautiful, amazing weekend, but sometimes we don’t get what we want.”
While many This Is Us fans are already heartbroken over Kate and Toby’s split, it seems like season 6 episode 9 will give viewers the answers they’ve been looking for. And remember, Moore shared that the upcoming chapter is “a truly extraordinary episode of television.” So stay tuned. The sixth and final season returns Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022.