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'This Is Us' Season 3 Footage Teases Major Surprises For The Pearson Family

We aren't ready to see Jack's tour in Vietnam.

'This Is Us' Season 3 Footage Teases Upcoming Surprises For The Pearson Family

Season 2 of This Is Us left off on a bittersweet note. It showcased Kate and Toby's wedding, but flashes of the future previewed heartbreak and depression for the couple. A compelling mystery was also teased as Randall and his daughter prepared to visit "Her." In the video below, the cast (Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Justin Hartley, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Chris Sullivan, and Susan Kelechi Watson) preview what's in store for the Pearson family.

As previously announced, Deja (Lyric Ross) and Beth's cousin, Zoe (Melanie Liburd), have become series regulars for Season 3. They're joining an incredibly large and loving cast. While the video explores some past episodes, it mostly focuses on the upcoming season. Don't expect any spoilers, though — it's just the cast telling viewers what to expect.

Here are some highlights:

  • 1

    Kevin and Zoe's relationship is going to take off, but Beth isn't fully aboard this 'ship

    "You two are knockin' boots," she states with a hint of disgust. Thankfully, this exchange becomes a funny encounter when she's unable to hold a conversation with either Kevin or Zoe — this relationship is sure to cause some tension. Hopefully not the same kind of tension as Rebecca and Miguel's relationship, though.

  • 2

    Kevin's trip to Vietnam with Zoe will illuminate Jack's past and Kevin's connection with his family (or lack thereof)

    We don't know what journey Kevin is on this season — just that his relationship with Zoe will be a huge part of it, and will help us learn more about Beth's past.

  • 3

    We'll see more of Jack and Rebecca's courtship, which began in the Season 1 finale

    It will be "picking up from the night they first met and how they spent the rest of that evening," Moore shares. This will surely lead to conversations (and flashbacks) about Jack's brother, who will be a new figure in the series. The show will delve even further into the past to explore Jack's tour in Vietnam.

  • 4

    Brown addresses the flash-forward scene in the finale

    "At some point in time in the season, I can tell you that the ‘her’ that is addressed in the future will be illuminated," he states.

  • 5

    Randall and Beth will adjust to having Deja as the newest member of their family

    Though their struggle with the foster care system is far from over.

  • 6

    In the Season 2 finale, there was a flash-forward scene of Kate and Toby at home...

    Kate tries to get Toby out of bed. He's clearly depressed, but it's unclear why. As it turns out, in the new season, Kate and Toby will have fertility troubles. In the video, there's a brief clip of their wedding night in which they try to conceive. Could this be the reason Toby is so depressed?

  • 7

    The showrunners have stated Season 3 will break all of their own rules

    This will be interesting to see. Hopefully this won't alter the quality of our favorite saddest show.

    "We are challenging ourselves in season three," said co-showrunner Issac Aptaker. "Now that we've figured out that our audience is along for the ride... we're kind of breaking all the rules. We're challenging ourselves to jump to decades we've never been to before, and going to the future as we've seen a little bit, and really play with the storytelling format in a way that's just much more complicated than we were able to in earlier seasons, when we were kind of showing people how the show worked."

We have a lot to look forward to when This Is Us returns on September 25 on NBC. Which story are you most interested in? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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