Chrissy Metz Says She Was ‘a Mess’ After Reading ‘This Is Us’ Season 4 Finale Script

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Believe it or not, season four of This Is Us comes to a close next week. But even though the finale is nigh, don’t worry because according to Chrissy Metz (Kate), the episode is a real “doozy.”

The 39-year-old This Is Us star opened up to People about how she initially reacted to reading the finale script, saying, “Dan [Fogelman, series creator] wrote the finale. 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 remembers.”

Secret scenes? Redactions? How intriguing. For a show that’s jam-packed with emotion, we can only imagine what happened to leave Metz feeling like “a mess.” She went on to add, “There’s a lot to unpack. It’s going to be a doozy of a finale.”

The episode is titled “Strangers: Part 2,” which makes it seem like a continuation of the season four premiere, which introduced Kate’s adult son Jack Damon (Blake Stadnik), Deja’s (Lyric Ross) new boyfriend Malik (Asante Blackk) and his parents Kelly (Marsha Stephanie Blake) and Darnell (Omar Epps), as well as Kevin’s love interest Cassidy (Jennifer Morrison).

Judging from the episode 18 preview, it seems the Pearsons are gathering for baby Jack’s first birthday, which is bookended by scenes in which grown-up Jack and his wife welcome their own child. We also know that Kevin’s (Justin Hartley) baby mama will be revealed in the episode so we have that to look forward to.

As Milo Ventimiglia (Jack Pearson) put it in a recent interview with People, “I don’t know if there’s a word so much as just get ready. Just get ready. It’s heavy, it’s beautiful and it’s really incredible.”

We’re hunkering down for one hell of an episode when the This Is Us season four finale airs on NBC on Tuesday, March 24, at 9 p.m. PT/ET.

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