How Will This Is Us End? Hear Milo Ventimiglia & More of the Cast Weigh In

By Allison Crist Dec 15, 2021 8:42 PMTags

The cast of This Is Us is preparing for a bittersweet goodbye. 

They said as much at the premiere of the NBC show's sixth and final season on Tuesday, Dec. 14, with Mandy Moore—who's played both young and old versions of the Pearson family matriarch for the past five years—telling E! News correspondent Francesca Amiker that she's still struggling to accept that this is the beginning of the end.

"I'm savoring every moment as I kind of have from the beginning," Moore said during the exclusive conversation, which aired on E! News Daily Pop today. "I think we all have. It's just been so special. I'm definitely grieving."

Chrissy Metz and Sterling K. Brown agreed, with the latter describing This Is Us as "one of the best jobs" he's ever had. 

"It's joyful," Metz added of the final season, "But it's very bittersweet." 

The Pearson siblings' father played by Milo Ventimiglia was a bit more forthcoming about what season six holds.

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"Things change," Ventimiglia told E! News. "[But] in true Pearson fashion, you're gonna learn more, discover more, have our hearts broken a little bit, have them mended back together."

Justin Hartley also teased what's to come. 

"We're gonna have a lot of people laughing, we're gonna have a lot of people crying," Hartley said. "Hopefully we get an ending—and I think we will—hopefully we get an ending that everyone's happy with."

Does that mean fans will be getting the closure they "deserve," as E! News' Amiker put it? 

"Well, define deserve!" Chris Sullivan joked. "You're gonna get the closure you're gonna get. You're gonna get closure which is more than we get a lot of times in life, right?"

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Hear more from the cast of This Is Us—including their holiday plans—in the above Daily Pop interview. Be sure to also check out E! News' inaugural digital cover story, which digs deep into the show's final chapter.

The sixth and final season of This Is Us premieres Tuesday, Jan. 4 at 9 p.m. on NBC.

(E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)