The cast of This is Us is nearing the end of their time together, and fans are, understandably, seriously emotionally invested in their goodbyes.
The NBC show had people hooked since its 2016 debut, and we’ve been loyally following the Pearson family’s generational ups and downs every week. For five seasons, as the lives of triplets Kate (Chrissy Metz), Kevin (Justine Hartley), and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) played out on screen, it was the fairytale love story of their parents, Rebecca (Mandy Moore) and Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) that left people wanting more. Now, as they wrap up their final season and offer emotional farewells, fans are soaking up the last of their time together.
Moore shared an Instagram photo of the set with empty chairs, writing, “Last day of work. The greatest six years at the best job I’ve ever had. Gratitude, gratitude, gratitude (and definitely lots of tears).”
Susan Kelechi Watson (Beth) shared a sweet selfie with Brown, writing, “We just wrapped our last scene together of the series…” For his part, Brown captioned his own post, writing, “Game. Set. Match! One door has closed. Looking forward to what God has in store next. Lotta tears. LOTTA laughs. & a whole lotta hugs! Enjoy the last few…I think we got something special,” with the hashtag “#ThatWasUs.” Say it isn’t so.
Ventimiglia took his Instagram followers down a different path, showing them all the behind the scenes people in their “basecamp” that made This is Us run flawlessly for years, including hair and makeup, sound techs, and others. When he was through his day, he turned his attention to the show’s fans, saying, “Thank you for being a part of the journey. Thank you for being around for it all. Hope you’ve all enjoyed it.”
For her part, Metz shared a throwback from “six whole years” ago showing the cast’s pictures in their production office. “Who could have imagined what was to come,” she captioned the photo. “All of the lives, hearts and minds that are endlessly changed because of a really magical man named Dan. The stars truly aligned to bring this entire cast and crew together and my goodness what an honor and a gift it has been.
All we have is a forever now.”
Our hearts can’t take much more. The final few shows will be running every Tuesday at 9 p.m. EST, and the series finale will air on May 24 on NBC. Don’t forget those tissues.