Mandy Moore reveals she threw up after reading script for penultimate episode of 'This Is Us'

Actress Mandy Moore appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Tuesday, where she talked about the final two episodes of NBC's long-running hit drama show This Is Us, and her reaction to reading the script for the second to last episode.

"I will tell you that the penultimate episode, which airs in, like, a week, I threw up after I read it," admitted Moore. She added, "And maybe that's just because it's really close to the bone for me. Like, this has been my life for the last six years and it's, like, I simultaneously have to say goodbye to the character, to my family and friends on set, and this character's also coincidentally saying goodbye as well, so there's a lot wrapped up in it. But I still think that, like, you might need a day off from work."

Needing a day off from work after next week's episode probably sounds worrisome for the fans, who were already an emotional wreck after this week's episode, which ended with Moore's character Rebecca Pearson reaching the end of her life, and was followed by a trailer for next week's penultimate episode teasing the Big Three saying their final goodbyes to their mother. However, according to Moore, the series finale will make up for it.

"But the finale is a bit more of a hug. I think there's a little bit more levity. Yeah, the second to last destroyed me. I have a feeling it might destroy people too," shared Moore.

Video Transcript

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JIMMY FALLON: Next two episodes are coming up. Obviously, no spoilers. But on the emotional scale, one being not that emotional, 10 being This Is Us.

MANDY MOORE: Yeah, Jack dying.

JIMMY FALLON: Jack, yes.

KYLIE MAR: On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Tuesday, actress, Mandy Moore, talked about the final two episodes of NBC's long running hit drama show, This Is Us, and her reaction to reading the script for the second to last episode.

MANDY MOORE: I will tell you that the penultimate episode, which airs in like a week

JIMMY FALLON: Yes.

MANDY MOORE: I threw up after I read it.

JIMMY FALLON: Oh.

KYLIE MAR: The third to last episode of This Is Us aired earlier in the night, which ended with Mandy's character Rebecca reaching the end of her life, and had fans taking to social media sobbing her usual. And following the episode, the trailer for next week's penultimate episode teased the fact that it will be when Rebecca dies, which was understandably hard for Mandy.

MANDY MOORE: I simultaneously have to say goodbye to the character, to my family, and friends on set. And this character's also coincidentally saying goodbye as well. So there is a lot wrapped up in it. But I still think that like you might need a day off from work.

KYLIE MAR: That probably sounds worrisome for fans who were already a crying mess this week. But according to Mandy, the series finale will make up for it.

MANDY MOORE: But the finale is a bit more of a hug. I think there's a little bit more levity. Yeah, the second to last is it destroyed me. I have a feeling it might destroy people.

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