Toby’s Fate Revealed on ‘This Is Us’ (UPDATE)
UPDATE (10:10 p.m. ET):
Well, we finally have answers. What happened to Toby on This Is Us?
Thankfully, Toby's alive! But that's not to say the episode isn't a tear-jerker. The doctor reveals the event was an arrythmia, caused by a hole in his heart. It can be fixed by surgery — only Toby initially refuses to get it.
But then he realizes he loves Kate and agrees to get the surgery, telling her for the first time he loves her before he's wheeled to the operating room. A dumbstruck Kate doesn't say it back, and she's left regretting her silence as she waits to see how he pulls through.
He comes through the surgery just fine, and Kate tells Toby she loves him, too — thinking he's asleep — and she wants to spend the rest of her life with him.
But he's awake! And he asks her to marry him (kinda)! Unfortunately, though, tragedy and death still loom over the Pearson family. Hold on to those tissues...
William confesses to Randall that the treatments aren't working, and he can feel death coming sooner rather than later. He decides to stop the chemo.
We've known for a while this is coming, but sadly it sounds like it won't be much longer now.
Original Story (5:10 p.m. ET):
The This Is Us midseason finale ends on a heartbreaking note as Kate Pearson’s boyfriend Toby collapses on Christmas Eve and seemingly goes into cardiac arrest during surgery.
If you’re hoping for a no-tears re-entry into the NBC family drama when it returns tonight, January 10, the cast says think again.
We’ll know good-guy Toby’s fate “pretty soon” after Season 1 Episode 11 “The Right Thing to Do” begins, Kate’s portrayer Chrissy Metz promises Entertainment Weekly.
We just might not like the outcome.
“Some people will be relieved and some people… might not be,” the 36-year-old reveals of Toby’s future.
“I knew that something was going to happen because that’s just the evolution of the story, but… I don’t know. It’s heart-wrenching.”
While Chrissy won’t reveal exactly what happens to her on-screen love interest, played by Chris Sullivan, it’s clear it’ll change her character’s life in a huge way.
“[She] has a lot of decisions to make, and we’re going to see what she decides, and whether it’s good for her,” the actress explains of Kate’s outlook following her “traumatic” Christmas.
The brunette beauty’s TV mom Mandy Moore doesn’t make it sound like the sole Pearson daughter is in for anything good.
"This show is always gut-wrenching," Rebecca’s portrayer tells Us Weekly.
"Every episode, there’s going to be something gut-wrenching. They really know what they're doing! I can’t [say more].”
Although Mandy isn’t exactly giving us sunny vibes for Kate and Toby, she does have some pretty adorable things to say about her own on-screen relationship.
When asked about working with Gilmore Girls hunk Milo Ventimiglia, the former pop star gushes, “At this point, 15 episodes in, we have our own language. We challenge each other — we’re comfortable with each other."
Still — in a controversial move — the Pearson matriarch also has good things to say about her other fictional husband, Miguel.
“People just assume that Miguel slithered his way in,” Mandy says of Jon Huertas’s role during their show’s Television Critics Association panel.
“There's no way. I know it's not true, even if I don't know [the specifics]."
Let us know in the comments below what you think will go down in the This Is Us midseason premiere, and check back later to find out Toby's fate.
This Is Us returns tonight, January 10, at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.
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