This Is Us is no stranger to twists and boy do I love them for it. For example, Kate and Toby (KaToby) are going through some hard stuff. After Kate's miscarriage in Season 2, the pair turned to IVF which was successful (yay!) except for Toby's devastating depression (boo!) and the pregnancy is high-risk (double boo!). Fans want these two to have everything they deserve but it likely won't come without another twist. If you're a deep theory dweller like myself, you'll join me in unpacking This Is Us theories about Kate's "unconventional pregnancy" because it's what true fans do.
First things first: Now that the midterm elections have passed and regulalry scheduled programming has returned, Episode 7 of This Is Us, titled "Sometimes," follows Jack and Rebecca on a road trip and maybe, possibly, more heartbreak with Kate and Toby's storyline. Chrissy Metz spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the parenting struggle that hasn't come easily saying, “Toby and Kate are going to have a bit of an unconventional parenting situation. Not unconventional in that people aren’t doing it, but not what I think either of them ever had in mind.” If you're already jotting down notes, This Is Us detectives, I'm with ya. She followed up by adding the storyline is, "something I don’t think we’ve ever seen, at least not on network television." Showrunner, Elizabeth Berger weighed in saying Kate and Toby will have "very specific struggles," though "nothing about Kate and Toby’s journey thus far has been pretty conventional, and it’s going to continue to be something that they have to navigate very carefully." Sorry, but what? Let's not forget about that flash-forward scene with an older-ish Toby without his wedding ring and no Kate in sight. But again, the twists are never what you'd think — that's the beauty of the writing.