‘This Is Us’ Chrissy Metz Says She Was “A Mess” After Reading The Season 4 Finale ScriptPublished on March 19, 2020.
There’s only one more episode left until the end of This Is Us‘ fourth season – and one of the leading stars Chrissy Metz wants fans to see what happens.
In typical This Is Us fashion, viewers will be left with more unanswered questions in anticipation of season 5 of the hit drama, but the 39-year-old actress told PEOPLE she was “a mess” after reading the script for the upcoming season 4 finale episode titled “Strangers: Part Two.”
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“Dan wrote the finale,” Metz said, referring to the show’s creator and co-showrunner Dan Fogelman.
“So Dan sent it to us, I texted him immediately, and there were some redacted scenes that were secret scenes. I was like, ‘Wait. What’s going on?’ He sent me the redacted scenes, and I was like, ‘Oh!’ I mean, I was a mess,” she recalled.
“There’s a lot to unpack. It’s going to be a doozy of a finale,” the This Is Us star teased.
Heading into the This Is Us season 4 finale, Metz’s onscreen sibling Sterling K. Brown and Justin Hartley, who play Randall and Kevin, respectively, told PEOPLE that fans will see their brotherly bond break after they have a heated discussion about their mother Rebecca (Mandy Moore)’s ill health due to Alzheimer’s disease.
“There is this one thing that happens where it’s a stalemate,” Hartley previously said. “I’m taking a hard line and you’re taking a hard line. I’m not budging and he’s certainly not budging. It turns into one of these things where it’s like, ‘Look if this is the way it’s going to be, you’re not going to be in my life.’ It’s brutal. They come to a point where it’s like, ‘These are the choices I make and this is how I live my life.’ And the other brother is like, ‘Well Jesus man, I don’t what to tell you. I can’t have that in my life.'”
In the next-to-last episode, Randall was able to convince his mother to sign on for the nine-month clinical trial in St. Louis without consulting his brother and sister, or her husband Miguel and the rest of the family.
Fans may remember that the title of season 4’s premiere episode was titled “Strangers,” and that it also included many new characters, Malik (Asante Blackk) and Cassidy (Jennifer Morrison).
The finale episode titled “Strangers: Part Two” could expand the show’s storylines even further as the Pearsons gather to celebrate baby Jack’s first birthday.
“I don’t know if there’s a word so much as just get ready. Just get ready,” Milo Ventimiglia told PEOPLE, referring to how he would describe the finale in on word. “It’s heavy, it’s beautiful and it’s really incredible.”
This Is Us airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.