Toby worries that being at the cabin will be too emotional for her, but she's excited to be able to have Jack there in spirit, and she tries to incorporate him in any way she can, including having his ashes by the guestbook and wearing his Daytona T-shirt as her "something old". Rebecca is and has been an amazingly strong and powerful woman, and that's been something Kate has felt inadequate against. There's this humor between them where Madison is kind of kooky sometimes but Kate appreciates that and it allows her to be kooky herself.
"I think what's so cool about this show is that the adults were introduced at their 36th birthday, so there's a whole time gap between when we come, when we're supposed to be about 15-17, to 36 years old", she said. "[Now], we can do things with Jack and learn things about Jack that we really can't with a lot of our other characters".
We ultimately discover that they are indeed recurring dreams that Kate's been having. When she tells Rebecca about the dream, as she's on her mission for her "something old", Rebecca asks what Toby is doing in the dreams.
Kate is in the cabin freaking out.
Metz also dished that the finale will serve as a significant turning point for Kate. "We'll see some of that moving forward". They assumed he was just sad about the divorce, but it looks like there might be a more clinical explanation for Toby's moods. They both agree that they have concerns about Kate. They call her "unstable". Rebecca arrives. Kate kisses her and then tells everyone she has to go run an errand. But also her weight has been a really huge deal in her life, and so until she either comes to terms with it, either way, whether she wants to lose weight or she's happy the way she is, it's going to be an issue because that's just life.
But wait, it gets worse! "And that's not to say that they are in danger of parting ways, but marriage is real and takes work". During the final shot of the episode we see Zoe meeting Kevin at the punch bowl, complimenting him and saying she's "a sucker for a good toast". Clearly, the game didn't work, since they are now upset as they continue the search for Kate. She hangs up and takes Jack's urn to their favorite tree stump. The episode needed to end on a happier note, especially after the emotional season that focused on the circumstances surrounding Jack's death. It does convince Deja to put on a dress and some makeup for the big day, but a comment by Toby's mother sends her in a rage. We say Kate because throughout Toby and Kate's relationship Toby has always been the one who moves and encourages Kate forward.
Things are looking up for Kevin (Justin Hartley).
Of course, one Pearson could not attend the wedding. Both are very profound speeches.
The answer is still hazy-but in Tuesday's finale, it became clear that while Beth might not be dead in the future, she's nearly certainly not well.
Randall has other things going on: He's still reeling from the dramatic turn of events involving Deja from last week's episode; she's now irritable and closed off, an obvious result of her mother's official decision to "terminate all parental rights" and leave her in Randall and Beth's care. Beth's parents raised her. The camera then cut back to the present, panning upward from a still-young Tess to Beth. William's return to Randall's life provided enough of one to carry much of the first season, and it eventually reached out to affect Rebecca and Kevin and even Kate and Toby to a degree, so it wasn't just confined to Randall and Beth's corner of the series. Deja has every right to be angry, but Randall and Beth are putting a roof over her head.
What Does the Future Hold? Elsewhere, a dream sequence gave us a glimpse into what could have been for the Pearsons, as the series previewed the future struggles that will plague the family and comprise Season 3. Kevin and Beth's cousin travel to Vietnam to investigate Jack's military career! While we don't think either Kate or Toby will get cold feet, it is possible that one of them could suffer a health scare like Toby did in Season 1. The shop owner tells her no, but he does have banana coconut. Miguel is sweet and reminds her that at least she's not him.