This Is Us boss responds to Kate's big secret in season 5

Dan Seddon
·2-min read
Photo credit: NBC Universal
Photo credit: NBC Universal

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This Is Us season five spoilers follow.

Executive producer Ken Olin has teased the "fallout" from Kate Pearson's big secret, which was revealed during the latest episode of This Is Us.

In a jaw-dropping scene, Chrissy Metz's character told Toby (played by Chris Sullivan) about the time she wound up pregnant at the age of 18, in the midst of a "really bad relationship".

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Photo credit: NBC

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Reflecting on this revelation, Olin sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss how it'll impact Kate going forward.

"The exploration of that and how she deals with it and her relationship with Toby, that is something that we really investigate right away. It's a big thing in their lives, and it's really a big thing for her to deal with."

Asked to produce an adjective that best describes Kate's forthcoming journey, he commented: "I think it's more treacherous than she thought it was going to be. It's unpredictable. And ultimately, it's cathartic."

Photo credit: NBC Universal
Photo credit: NBC Universal

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Elsewhere in that interview, the series boss also suggested that Austin Abrams' character Marc will "be back to tell more of the story" in future episodes.

This Is Us airs on NBC in the US, and Amazon Prime Video in the UK

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