After much emotional turmoil and wait, ‘This is Us’ has finally welcomed a new family member. Kate Pearson played by Chrissy Metz was pregnant in the latest season. In the last episode on ‘This is Us’ titled :”The Waiting Room” Kate’s water break.
She goes into sudden labor in earlier than expected, in jus 28 weeks. She is rushed to the hospital and her family gathers in the waiting room for the good news.
Kate gives birth to a baby boy. But all does not seem well. Both Kate and her premature baby’s life is in danger.
The Waiting Room Episode: This is Us
The entire episode happened in the hospital’s waiting room, where family members Rebecca (Mandy Moore), Kevin (Justin Hartley) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown), along with their spouses and partners wait anxiously for the fate of kate and her little boy.
While waiting for any news on Kate, in the hospital’s waiting room, Rebecca talks to her son Kevin, about his alcholism. She shares her fear and asks Kevin to take control of his life. On the other hand, Randall and Beth also addresses the issue of their marriage.
Kate and her Baby in Danger:
And then there’s the news that Kate and her baby are being taken for emergency surgery.
“He’s here. It’s a boy and he’s very premature,” Toby says as he finally emerges from inside hospital quarters. “His heart rate dropped and they had to do an emergency C-section. Everything happened so fast. He’s really, really small. So, they put him on a machine because he can’t breathe on his own yet and he’s in this plastic box; it keeps him warm.”
This does not look good for both the baby and child. Two lives are in danger presently. And it seems like lot is going to change on This is Us.
In fact, Chriss Metz hinted that the baby might not survive the phase. She stated “I know everybody is like, if Kate doesn’t have that baby ― I will lose my mind…It’s definitely unexpected but I think a lot of people will learn from it. And I think it will move people and I definitely have been moved in these last few episodes as an actress. Like, whoa, this was given to me, OK. I better honor that. You know, I think it’ll be cathartic to many people.”
Though Kate looks positive in the episode, but something certainly seems wrong. “Hey little man, you came early. Are you impatient too?” Kate said to her newborn, who was placed in an incubator. “You get that from me. Oh my God, I already love him, so much, this is insane. Like I would murder somebody for him, Toby. Like full-blown drag ’em.”
Toby’s Concern for Kate’s Baby:
But we can see how concerned Toby is for their child. “Is his chest supposed to be jerking like that when he breathes?” he asked his wife, who reassured him by saying, “Yeah, he’s just figuring it out.”
The first-time father also noted, “I can’t believe how small he is. He doesn’t look like a regular …,” before Kate stopped him and said, “Because he’s not.”
This Is Us airs Tuesdays (9 p.m. ET) on NBC.