This is… devastating. A brand new promo for NBC’s upcoming finale of This Is Us was revealed Wednesday, March 7, and the emotional clip features sequences from Kate and Toby’s wedding—and a surprise appearance from Jack Pearson himself.
The promo flashes between past and present-day Kate. In one particularly poignant clip, a young Kate shares a particularly tender moment with her dad. “The guy who gets to marry you, Katie girl, is one lucky guy,” Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) tells his daughter.
The clip then pans to present-day Kate’s nuptials, where the proud father of three–whose cause of death was revealed this season–makes a shocking cameo. It’s unknown whether he’s part of a dream or a hallucination of some sort. However, there is a sweet interaction between Jack and Rebecca Pearson (Mandy Moore) as they witness their daughter walk down the aisle, which certainly tugs at the heartstrings.
This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman previously spoke out about the wedding leading up to Super Bowl Sunday, when Jack’s cause of death was finally revealed.
“We have a lot of Kate and Toby wedding stuff building that is a big high point for the rest of our season,” Fogelman told Glamour. “We have the bachelor party, bachelorette party, [the] wedding, so we have a lot of stuff like that headed our way.”
Fogelman also didn’t debunk the theory of Jack making an appearance at Kate’s wedding as an illusion. “Well, you might…” he teased. “You’re not exactly right, but you could actually be in a place where something like that could happen… We play with a lot of things around time and memory and what could have been, so I think that’s definitely a possibility.”
This Is Us airs on March 13 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.