This Is Us Season 5 Spoilers: Chrissy Metz On Kate’s Secret, Healing, Growth And Character’s Future

This Is Us season 5 spoilers reveal that before the show went on a break, we found out about Kate Pearson’s secret. For years, she never told a soul, but opened up to Toby Damon (Chris Sullivan). Actress Chrissy Metz talks about Kate’s future and the impact of sharing her big — and very personal — secret.

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Before the season began, Kate holding onto a huge secret from when she was young was teased. At the time, we weren’t given any hints except that it would be a connection to Kate’s relationship with food. In the last episode, viewers finally found out what it was… a teen pregnancy.

Kate’s first boyfriend, Marc (Austin Abrams) was abusive and he was also the father of that child. It was a secret that Kate has never told anyone, not even anyone in her family. But in that episode, she shared it with Toby.

Secret More Important Than Pregnancy

This Is Us season 5 spoilers reveal that a lot of fans are focusing on the pregnancy itself. However, Metz hinted that it was more important to focus on why Kate felt this need to keep the secret. It is directly linked to Kate’s relationship with food, the actress told TV Line.

“What’s really shocking is she never told even Toby. So, it’s going to be really interesting to see what ends up unfolding as it pertains to that really huge event in her life. It’s something she never, like ever, was sharing with anybody, and never had.”

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Metz added that when Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia) died, it was not Kate’s fault, but she felt responsible. That led to shame and guilt, which had her find a coping mechanism. In Kate’s case, it was food. The teen pregnancy secret seems to be similar. Metz explained that when someone keeps secrets, they are literally stuffing their feelings down. The fact that she shared her secret with Toby is a huge step.

Kate Pearson’s Future

This Is Us season 5 spoilers reveal what this means for Kate’s future. Simply telling someone about this secret she’s been holding onto for so many years is a big step forward. Metz said that it means Kate is finally confronting and dealing with her past. It is also the first step to healing. It doesn’t mean it will be easy or painless, but it will be worth it in the end.

“This is something that she’s finally ready to grapple with, at least as far as telling Toby what’s going on, what really happened. And what does it mean for the relationship, and for her as a woman, and as all the ways that she thought about herself?”

This Is Us returns to NBC on January 5, 2021.

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