This Is Us left fans with a lot of questions after their season 4 winter finale aired last month. And, one of the biggest question marks surrounds the relationship of Toby (Chris Sullivan) and Kate (Chrissy Metz), after the couple began to separate when Kate gave birth to their son Jack, and Toby started losing weight when he joined his local Gym CrossFit.
At the end of the most recent episode “So Long, Marianne” – which appears to have aired a decade ago (it was really November 19) – Kate accidentally saw a text message on Toby’s phone that said he had solved his problems with Kate to his CrossFit buddies instead of talking to her. And, to make matters worse, Toby seemed to be talking to a woman.
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“Don’t let her shoot you. Here for you,” reads the message.
There is no doubt that Toby is in love with Kate, but what worries the fans is that the couple seems to be taking different paths. Toby is going through a major lifestyle transformation now that he has found CrossFit, while Kate continues her weight struggles while being the mother of a child with special needs.
Toby seems to put his attention and energy on his weight loss while ignoring his relationship with Kate. And their privacy issues have already been highlighted, as can often be the case for new parents. But it doesn’t seem like the couple are dealing with their issues together, and Toby and Kate seem to be walking away.
Kate confessed to Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) that she couldn’t bear Toby’s CrossFit, and Toby was mad that Kate lied about Jack’s first bite of solid food. But, Kate can’t bring herself to be honest with Toby about her feelings.
In a new photo that NBC has published from the next episode “Light & Shadows”, it seems that Toby and Kate have a heart to heart serious about the status of their relationship, while a packed suitcase is on the floor at next to them. .
Does this conversation have to do with the text that Kate saw on Toby’s phone? Is he begging him to give him another chance? Or does he tell him that he needs to be absent?
It is not known at what point in the Pearson family timeline that this conversation takes place. However, there have been flash-forwards in previous episodes that indicate that the future is not bright for the couple.
Season 4 of This Is Us resumes with new episodes on NBC starting January 14.