This Is Us Season 5 Spoilers: Kate’s Test Mix-Up, EP Clarifies Ovulation/Pregnancy Confusion
This Is Us season 5 spoilers reveal that we learned Kate Pearson’s (Chrissy Metz) big secret. When she was a teenager, she ended up pregnant… or at least that is what it seemed. However, some eagle-eyed fans noticed Kate was actually holding an ovulation kit. So, what was she really testing for? The executive producer has cleared up the confusion
This Is Us – Kate Pearson Reveals Secret
As fans saw before the show went on break, we got to find out Kate’s big secret from her teen years. We went back in time and Kate was with her abusive boyfriend, Marc (Austin Abrams). He told her how much he missed her and she smiled, then they kissed. Next, Kate is holding a stick, which looked like a positive pregnancy test. Kate told Toby Damon (Chris Sullivan) about her secret. He would be the very first person she ever told. Not even her own family knew about the pregnancy.
Ovulation Kit Or Pregnancy Test?
This Is Us season 5 spoilers reveal that fans are very observant and immediately noticed that the box didn’t look like a pregnancy test. Instead, it seemed to be an ovulation kit. So, this had viewers debating on whether Kate was seeing if she was pregnant or could she have been trying to conceive.
This Is Us Season 5 Spoilers: EP Clarifies
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, executive producer Isaac Aptaker cleared up the confusion. He confirmed that the box we saw was indeed an ovulation kit. However, that was a mistake by the production crew. In the scene, Kate is not trying to have a baby… she already is pregnant with one.
“As soon as we saw that people were misinterpreting, of course it drove us crazy. So let the record officially show: That was [meant to be] a pregnancy test box… we were all just so fried from all of the COVID [filming conditions] that we missed that one.”
How Could This Mistake Happen?
This Is Us season 5 spoilers reveal that during 2020, filming was done in a completely new way due to the pandemic. Executive producer Elizabeth Berger explained how such a mistake could happen.
“You can chalk this up to Zoom editing. Usually we’re all in a bay together looking at these giant monitors. And this is the one where we were like, ‘Ah, if we had just been there, someone would have seen it!’ But everyone is just working so hard around the clock under these crazy circumstances.”
While it’s easy to be critical of professionals, we need to remember that they aren’t perfect and they aren’t robots or computers. They are human beings just like us, so mistakes are going to happen once in a while. As far as we are concerned, they are forgiven.
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