‘This Is Us’ Season 5 Episode 5 ‘A Long Road Home’: Will Kate meet Marc again and tell him about the abortion?
One of the biggest questions on fans' minds is: Did Kate Pearson really get an abortion?
Spoilers for ‘This Is Us’ Season 5 Episode 5 ‘A Long Road Home’
Newborns have been a part of the beloved NBC show ‘This Is Us’ since the very beginning. Considering the new season is all about “births and rebirths” — the new episode ‘A Long Road Home’ will continue to tease a lot more about the babies in Pearsons' life. After the last episode ‘Honestly’ ended with a major cliffhanger, one of the biggest questions on fans' minds is: Did Kate Pearson (Chrissy Metz) really get an abortion? The answer is yes!
Promising “a big moment in store for them”, showrunner Dan Fogelman left viewers hanging by a loose thread. What will happen when the show picks up? The summary of the new episode reads: “Kate confronts her past; Randall's brush with viral fame leads to an unexpected discovery; Kevin debates the best path for his future.”
Picking right back from where it ended, the episode will focus on the devastating confession Kate (Chrissy Metz) is about to make to her husband, Toby (Chris Sullivan). She hid a pregnancy from him from her teenage years when she was struggling with her relationship with her toxic boyfriend, Marc (Austin Abrams). In an exclusive clip shared by Entertainment Weekly from the episode, the first scene shows how the conversation begins.
“Yes, he [Marc] got me pregnant,” Kate shockingly reveals. “And I was nowhere near ready to be a mom. So I had an abortion. It was, I mean, the toughest decision I’ve ever made in my life,” she says, adding, “But I don’t regret it. But I made it alone and you know I’ve lived with it alone. Wait, what are your eyes doing? Are you judging me?”
At a loss for words, Toby seems shaken to hear the truth and asks her why she hid it from him. “It took us two years to have Jack,” he says. “That’s two years of talking about pregnancy all the time.” Welling up with tears, Kate spills the beans. “I was 18 years old... That decision was wrapped in the darkest, lowest, most painful time of my life. It was like the most painful relationship of my life, and all I wanted to do — I wanted to just lock it up, and I didn’t want to think about it. I didn’t want to think about him. He was so cruel to me.”
The caring and loving husband Toby is, he asks her his full name and tells her he will “find him, and then kill him". When Kate tries to put up a defensive stance saying, “It’s all in the past,” Toby asks her, “Is it though? If it was truly in the past, then why would it take you four years to tell me about it?” Talking about the scene, Elizabeth Berger told EW that the episode will reveal “a little bit more about the whole psychology of this woman,” adding, “We've seen so much about her father's death and we've seen some stuff about Marc, and we've hinted that that relationship had even more darkness and complicatedness to it than we've shown thus far. And this is just a really important puzzle piece. When you step back and you look at Kate Pearson as a whole, this episode sheds some light, some clarity on everything that she's been through.”
Now the question remains: Will Kate meet Marc again and tell him about the abortion? Well, only time will tell. However, we did hear earlier that Austin Abrams will be back as Marc but will we also see an adult Marc? Dr Janine Wolfe will be seen in the episode as Kate's doctor.
The two-hour episode of ‘This Is Us’ premiered on Tuesday, October 27, at 9 pm ET on NBC. Following that, the show will be back with Episode 5 titled ‘A Long Road Home’ on January 5, 2021.