‘This Is Us’ Season 5 Episode 3 ‘Changes’: Will Kate and Toby adopt a Black baby? Meet the new ‘single mother’
Titled ‘Changes’, the summary of the next episode reads: 'Kevin and Madison navigate their engagement as Kate and Toby take a big step in their adoption journey'
Themed around “births and rebirths”, NBC's ‘This Is Us’ has one too many babies on the show this time around. The two-hour premiere night ‘Forty: Part One and Two’ began with Kevin Pearson (Justin Hartley) and Madison's (Caitlin Thompson) announcement about their twins. As the drama went ahead, it was revealed that Toby and Kate were looking to adopt a new baby.
Remember how Rebecca (Mandy Moore) asked them if they had found the one and Kate joked that “it's not Amazon... We just posted the video.” When Rebecca retorted how it was so easy to find Randall (Sterling K Brown), Kate playfully quipped, “That was 40 years ago... It would be kidnapping now.”
Titled ‘Changes’, the summary of the next episode reads: “Kevin and Madison navigate their engagement as Kate and Toby take a big step in their adoption journey. Jack and Rebecca brace for puberty.” In a new 15-second promo, Toby and Kate meet a new woman who tells them, “Got a strong feeling about you guys.” In another conversation, Toby tells Kate, “We're dealing with a single mother who could change her mind about us.”
Who is the “single mother” who enters Toby and Kate's life? Portrayed by Annie Funke, the character's name is Ellie. The actress is known for her roles in ‘A Most Violent Year’ (2014), ‘The Intern’ (2015) and ‘Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’ (2016).
After the two-hour premiere episode, many fans couldn't stop wondering if Kate and Toby will adopt a Black baby — keeping the current scenario in mind. “Watch Kate & Toby’s adopted baby be black #ThisIsUs,” one said and another posted, “Are Toby and Kate going to adopt a Black baby out of white guilt? Please no #ThisIsUs.” One fan then corrected them and said, “Are people forgetting we already know Toby and Kate adopt a baby girl lol Jack's sister from the flash-forward! #ThisIsUs.”
Are people forgetting we already know Toby and Kate adopt a baby girl lol Jack's sister from the flash forward! #ThisIsUs— Liv (@stevenrogered) October 28, 2020
The Season 4 finale — ‘Strangers: Part Two’ — introduced a new stranger named Hailey, played by Adelaide Kane. At first, she is seen as a mysterious woman who works at an art gallery. Later, in the episode, Kate and Toby’s son, Jack Damon (Blake Stadnik) is seen with Lucy (Auden Thornton) in the future. At the hospital, Lucy gives birth to a baby girl named Hope. Hailey then rushes in to see Jack and Lucy — and it is there that the Pearson family connection is made — Hailey is Jack’s sister as well as Toby and Kate’s adopted daughter.
Now, in the new episode, we may soon find out how do Kate and Toby adopt a new baby and how it brings new changes to their life. As the two-hour premiere episodes of ‘This Is Us’ rolled out, many others missed baby Jack. Now, we hope the little one is seen in the next episode soon.
The two-hour episode of 'This Is Us' premiered on Tuesday, October 27, at 9 pm ET on NBC. However, the third episode will air on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.