We'll meet Deja's father
Deja's mother surrendered her daughter to foster parents Beth and Randall in Season 2, but not without a fight. Things might get even more complicated with the introduction of her father in Season 3. According to Berger, Deja "may know more about him than we previously let on," and that "we'll get to know a little bit more about what that relationship is moving forward."
Toby's depression will be explored
We've known since Season 1 that Toby struggled with debilitating depression, and the Season 2 finale showed that it's an ongoing issue, with Kate comforting her clearly distressed husband. According to Berger, we'll see more of what lead him back to this point in Season 3. "Kate and Toby will be thrust into some stressful situations as we move forward, and that will definitely have an impact on Toby's state of mind," she told Entertainment Weekly, adding that we'll also learn why Toby's brother didn't attend his wedding.
Expect more flash-forwards
Throughout Season 2, we were treated to a few tantalizing flashes to a future Randall and Tess. The finale left us with a whopper, though. "It's time to go see her, Tess," Randall tells his daughter, who responds, "I'm not ready." "Me neither," he says back.
Who is this mysterious "her" and why is it so difficult to talk about? Is it Deja? Rebecca? Is she sick? Already dead? Incarcerated? One thing's for sure: It's not Beth as a theory had been swirling about had speculated. Watson confirmed it ("[Fogelman] and I spoke about it -- they're not going to kill Beth," she said. "She's going to survive. It feels good to know."), and Brown has backed her up with his own frustrating teaser in an interview with EW.
"I know who the person is that future-Randall is referring to, but Fogelman would cut off my big toe if I actually told you who it was," he said. "But I can tell you it’s probably not what you suspect. In classic Fogelman style, it will be like, ‘Oh, wow -- didn’t see that coming.'"
Both Fogelman and Berger teased that the answering is "surprising," with Fogelman adding it's also "ambitious." As if it wasn't already enough of a cliffhanger as is!