The fifth year's final chapter had assembled toward the marriage of Kevin (Justin Hartley) and Madison (Caitlin Thompson), at a somewhat awkward marriage that's followed the arrival of the twins. Nevertheless Kevin's answer to some union quiz at the penultimate hour strengthened Madison's worries that his heart may not actually be inside, causing a confrontation which appeared inevitable as the hour wore on.
"I can not marry somebody who's not in love with me," Madison finally declared, after Kevin was able to complete those three small words.
"Could not say it for her," he confessed to his loved ones, after the entire thing was called off. "Could not lie ."
As is so frequently true for this Emmy-nominated NBC play, however, wait, there is more. The narrative then jumped several decades beforehand, to another marriage, this time between Kevin's sister Kate (Chrissy Metz), that has been going by her own real time tragedy regarding her present husband Toby (Chris Sullivan).
Unfortunately, these two plots -- that have taken centre stage through portions of this season -- rank one of the less interesting the series has conjured within this complex calendar year, which watched series founder Dan Fogelman along with his group include the coronavirus pandemic to its storylines.
"I have let you allow me off the hook much too many occasions," she explained.
Those strings represent the superbly played, tear-evoking exchanges where the series is famous -- which tend to get overshadowed by more swing-for-the-fences yells, such as Kevin being abandoned at the altar.
Many stunts never go out of fashion, and it is well worth noting that the VCR debate between Rebecca and Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) probably would not have been a problem now, because that missed"Dynasty" incident could have been flowing somewhere the following day.
Using its various hooks to the past, future and present,"That is Us" still has a lot of space to browse into its sixth and final year. However while the Pearsons have not run from troubles, the season finale merely underscored why some audiences -- like this one -- welcome the notion of this series end until they run out of patience.