‘This Is Us’ Season 6 Episode 11 Preview: Kate and Toby’s Marriage Goes up in Flames

This Is Us fans have been waiting for the moment Kate and Toby’s marriage officially explodes in season 6, and it’s finally here. This Is Us Season 6 Episode 11 is the beginning of the end for the fan-favorite couple, and it’s not going to be pretty. And we have everything you need to prepare for the highly emotional and frantic hour of the NBC drama.

'This Is Us' Season 6 Episode 11 stars Chrissy Metz, Chris Sullivan, and Jonathan Kincaid, in character as Kate, Toby, and Jack, share a scene while walking on the sidewalk. Kate wears a pink, purple, and white floral dress and a multi-colored shawl. Toby wears a blue button-up shirt and pushes a stroller. Jack, who is holding Kate's hand in one hand and his white cane in the other, wears a blue and white shirt, gray pants, and red rain boots.
Chrissy Metz as Kate, Chris Sullivan as Toby, and Jonathan Kincaid as Baby Jack | Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC

The Pearsons gather for Rebecca and Miguel’s anniversary party in ‘This Is Us’ Season 6 Episode 11

The synopsis for This Is Us Season 6 Episode 11, “Saturday in the Park,” reads, “Rebecca and Miguel’s anniversary barbecue does not go as planned.”

The entire Pearson clan, including Randall and Beth’s family and Kevin, gather at Kate and Toby’s house for a barbecue to celebrate Rebecca and Miguel’s anniversary. And as fans know from the end of This Is Us Season 6 Episode 10, the Big Green Egg smoker has arrived just in time for the party. According to a flash-forward in episode 3 with Jack and Lucy, an accident involving the smoker happens on the day Kate and Toby decide to end their marriage.

But the impending incident isn’t the only problem in Kate and Toby’s marriage. This Is Us Season 6 Episode 9 highlighted that they are growing apart instead of together. Kate is thriving as a music teacher in Los Angeles, and Toby has success at his new job in San Francisco. The distance has significantly strained their marriage, and they constantly fight.

In the trailer for This Is Us Season 6 Episode 11, Rebecca asks young Jack, “Mommy and Daddy are mad a lot?” And he responds, “Yeah.” His grandmother tries to make him feel better and says, “Well, mommy’s and daddy’s fight sometimes, but it’s going to be OK.”

The preview also shows Kate crying and telling Randall, “Every day I wake up, and I think, ‘Today’s the day that Toby and I aren’t going to fight.'” He reassures, “You guys are going to make it through this.”

Jack goes missing in the ‘This Is Us’ Season 6 Episode 11 preview

The This Is Us Season 6 Episode 11 trailer teases every parent’s worst nightmare — Jack goes missing. Kate and Toby are frantically running around their house, trying to find Jack to no avail. Rebecca joins in the search as well.

Heartbreakingly, Kate runs outside and yells, “Where are you? Jack!” And in the last scene of the preview, Jack wanders down a sidewalk by himself.

Thanks to the flash-forwards, viewers know that they find Jack and he’s alright. However, the preview also shows Toby holding Jack while tending to meat on the smoker. Could this be Jack’s first memory and how he gets a scar on his forehead? Fans will just have to tune in to This Is Us Season 6 Episode 11 to get answers.

‘This Is Us’ cast and crew teases the emotional hour

During an interview with People, Chrissy Metz, who plays Kate, previewed what’s to come for Kate and Toby in This Is Us Season 6 Episode 11.

“Well, there’s something aside from the Egg that occurs [at the party],” the actor teased. “Let’s just say it is not a normal party. I don’t know if the Pearsons can have a normal party if I’m honest. S**t always seems to hit the fan with the parties. When three or more Pearsons are gathered, s**t hits the fan. I think it’s because there’s a lot going on under the surface — resentments and stuff that goes on.”

Metz added, “There’s a particular incident that happens between Kate and Toby and Jack that really solidifies their decision of not moving forward.”

This Is Us executive producer Kay Oyegun also told Entertainment Weekly, “Episode 11, K.J. Steinberg [who wrote it], and Chris Koch [who directed it], and freaking Jonathan Kincaid [who plays Jack Jr.] put their foot in that episode. And I’m just like, ‘Look, audiences, prepare your butts.’ It’s a lot. I’m just like, ‘Kate! Toby! I’m praying for y’all!’ It’s a lot.”

This Is Us Season 6 Episode 11, “Saturday in the Park,” airs Tuesday, April 5, at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

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