The first part of This Is Us season 5 premiered on Tuesday, October 27.
The newest season of This Is Us tackles the coronavirus pandemic, Black Lives Matter movement, and more.
Part 2 of This Is Us season 5 will return Tuesday, January 5 at 9 p.m. ET.
Here's what the This Is Us cast has said about season 5 episodes.
This Is Us fans, brace yourselves for the rest of season 5.
While waiting for new episodes to come out, we've been collecting all the must-know details from the This Is Us cast about what to expect when the series returns to NBC.
So far, here's everything we've learned about what will likely be the second to last season of This Is Us:
There will be a huge twist in the second half of season 5.
While recently speaking to TVLine.com, Justin Hartley teased that there will be a major event in the newest season that changes everything and everyone.
"There's going to be a moment of great significance that happens that will change the course of everyone's relationship with everyone else," the actor, who plays Kevin Pearson, told the outlet. "I mean, I'm trying to think of someone who's not affected by it. Randall, Kate, Kevin for sure, Mom, Miguel, even. He does have some cool stuff coming up. Jack is about the only one it doesn't affect — because he's dead."
This Is Us season 5 will continue to tackle current events.
In a talk with Good Housekeeping about his partnership with Survivorship Today this past October, Sterling K. Brown explained that the Pearsons' world will be impacted by the events of 2020.
"We will be addressing COVID, we will be addressing Black Lives Matter, and we're still maintaining the fabric of our show," Sterling, who plays Randall, revealed.
Season 5 is the second to last season of the show.
We hate to see it go, but all good things must come to an end. We know this because showrunner Isaac Aptaker previously said the team was working on “three seasons in the future” while season 3 was airing.
"I would hope that when we reach our ending, people think it's a really satisfying end place that makes sense, and it feels like they've watched something that is a complete piece of work because that's really how we're trying to plan it," Isaac told Deadline. "We've had this end in mind for a long time, so we're able to plan for it and try to make it feel like it's a whole, as opposed to a series that's going to go endlessly."
We’ll see less Jack-centric storylines in future seasons.
As much as we love Milo, showrunners have said that it’s time to narrow in on the other characters’ storylines. In an interview with Good Housekeeping, Dan told us that most of Jack’s backstory unfolded in season 3.
“We are starting to move towards new chapters … with the Big Three,” he said about season 4. “Some of the more mysterious or dramatic pulls of the series might start falling into the hands of some of our other characters.”
There will be a focus on Rebecca's past.
Dan revealed to People the Pearson matriarch is in for a "challenging chapter." That said, this will also be the time we will learn more about Miguel and Rebecca's budding relationship.
"When we land in St. Louis with her, kind of exploring with Miguel … Here is the opportunity where we’re going to be bringing them in a location together and undergo this treatment that they didn’t necessarily plan on trying," Dan explained. "It will also allow us to get towards, which has always been the plan in the back part of our series, further understanding how their relationship bloomed, then stalled, then bloomed again and really getting inside their lives."
Randall and Kevin won't heal right away.
In the season 4 finale, Randall and Kevin engaged in a nasty verbal fight. Unfortunately, Justin told Entertainment Weekly that fans shouldn't expect the two brothers to reconcile immediately.
"It might take a bit. But they're brothers, this is not going to divide them until their deathbeds and they don't speak," Justin said to the outlet. "That’s how I took it to mean. But I think it's going to take a while."
A darker period for Kate is likely ahead.
When talking to Deadline, Chrissy spilled that she and Dan have talked about exploring some more secrets of Kate's past in season 5. And what viewers will see will be difficult.
“We’re going to find out even more in depth next season as to why she’s decided to, not necessarily use food, but use a substance — hers being food — because she’s been through some things that we haven’t, we don’t know [about] yet."
Further, she told People more about Kate's future journey.
"There is a story, a through line, coming down the pike about some experiences that shaped Kate as a woman, as an adult, that we haven't seen yet," she teased. She added that it's "trauma for sure."
There are so many ways to watch This Is Us season 5.
If you don’t catch the first airing, you can typically watch new episodes via NBC’s on-demand feature 24 hours after they air. The show will also be available for streaming at NBC.com/this-is-us/episodes.
The NBC app also has episodes you can download, and Hulu subscribers can stream an episode the day after it airs. There’s even a live TV function on Hulu that will allow you to tune in on your mobile device.