This Is Us star responds to character's absence in season 5 flashforwards

Joe Anderton
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Photo credit: NBC Universal - Getty Images
Photo credit: NBC Universal - Getty Images

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This Is Us season 5 spoilers follow.

This Is Us is full of dramatic twists and turns, but the show's real ace in the hole is its flashforwards, showing us a scene in the future and leaving us to eventually find out how we get there.

But one person who we haven't seen in any of those signature flashforwards lately is Kate Pearson, played by Chrissy Metz.

Obviously that is the kind of thing that would get alarm bells ringing. Has the show confirmed that Kate will die without actually saying it?

Photo credit: NBC Universal - Getty Images
Photo credit: NBC Universal - Getty Images

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Fortunately, actress Chrissy Metz wants to put people's minds at ease, stating that there could be many reasons why Kate is absent during the flashes to the future that we've seen so far.

"I'd like to just tell people that Kate does run errands," the actress told TVLine.

"She might have things to do! She could have gotten the car washed. Who knows? I say not to fret. Also, if she's not alive, guys: Nobody's ever really gone. I mean, we see that with Jack. So, not to worry either way."

Photo credit: NBC
Photo credit: NBC

Four out of 18 episodes of season 5 have aired so far, and the show's latest episode saw Kate reveal a big secret to Toby, telling him that she learned she was pregnant after her breakup with Marc.

This is set to become a major plot point that will affect her relationship with Toby going forward, with the show's executive producer Ken Olin previously describing Kate's upcoming journey as "treacherous" and "cathartic'".

"It's going to be really interesting to see what ends up unfolding as it pertains to that really huge event in her life," Chrissy added.

"It's something she never, like ever, was sharing with anybody, and never had."

This Is Us will return this Tuesday (January 5) for more episodes on NBC in the US, while Amazon Prime Video carries the show in the UK.

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