'This is Us' Season 5 finale: What happens to Kate and Toby? Shocking end sees her seemingly marrying Phillip

The episode sees Toby decide to take up a job in San Francisco which will keep him away from Kate and the kids for three days a week


                            'This is Us' Season 5 finale: What happens to Kate and Toby? Shocking end sees her seemingly marrying Phillip
Chrissy Metz and Chris Sullivan star as Kate Pearson and Toby Damon on ‘This Is Us’ (NBC)

Spoilers for 'This Is Us' Season 5 Finale 

The season finale of ‘This Is Us’ may have had fans focusing on the will they, won’t they aspect of Kevin Pearson (Justin Hartley) and Madison Simons (Caitlin Thompson) saying 'I do'. But in what was a development totally out of the left-field, the end of the Season 5 finale, leaves fans with a shocker and will leave Kate Pearson (Chrissy Metz) and Toby Damon (Chris Sullivan) fans heartbroken.

In the episode we see that Kate and Toby do have some challenges on hand with Toby deciding to take up a new job, which requires him to be in San Francisco three days a week. While Kate is initially not on board with the idea, she is reminded of her wedding vows where she promised to put Toby’s happiness ahead of her own.

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Chris Geere stars as Phillip on 'This Is Us' (NBC)

She even tries to resign from her job so that she can take over from Toby on the home front, but her cranky boss Phillip (Chris Geere) from the school where Kate teaches music to the visually impaired, refuses to accept her resignation. Kate's boss was initially not a fan of Kate, but says that in spite of her lack of formal education and training, she is brilliant at what she does, and sometimes her jokes are funny too. Kate then tells Toby that she isn’t going to quit, but she wants him to follow his dream as well and would rather spend four days with him than eight days a week with anyone else. She says if anyone can make this work it’s them.

Well it doesn’t seem like things worked out quite that way. In a flash forward, five years down the line, we see Kevin getting ready for a wedding where Madison is also a part of the day. However we soon see that Madison is just there to support Kate who is the one getting married or should we say remarried. We see Kate coming out dressed in white saying this is the last time she’s doing this. When Kevin exits the room where Kate is, we see him bump into Kate’s cranky boss Phillip. It soon becomes apparent Phillip is a lot more than that just Kate's boss now. Kevin asks him “Can I make some British jokes at your expense”. Fans will be thrown for a loop when Phillip says if you can’t take the piss out of your future brother in law then who can you to take the piss out of? In case you're wondering why Geere looks familiar, fans of 'Modern Family' may recognise him from his role as Dr Arvin Fennerman on the show. Geere has also been a part of several other shows such as the comedy series 'You're the Worst'.

So what exactly has happened to Toby? Did distance simply prove to tough to handle or has there been something more unfortunate that has led to Toby no longer being in the picture. Fans will now have to wait till the premiere of Season 6 in the fall on NBC for the answer to this question.

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