Dan Fogelman, creator and writer of the show, posted a screenshot on Twitter of Ventimiglia's real text messages after reading the finale.
“Just read it,” Ventimiglia wrote in the texts. “Holy fuck, Dan. This is gonna be heartbreaking and beautiful.”
"Heartbreaking" and "beautiful" definitely seem to be the most common words used to describe the series, but sounds like the finale will give them a whole new meaning.
"People are gonna go crazy," Fogelman replied. "Excited to see what you guys do w it!"
Ventimiglia, however, is nervous.
"Insane," he sent back. "Think you’re right. They’re gonna riot."
It's hard to think of something more riot-inducing than the tragedy already seen on the show. Either everyone is going to die, or nobody will and we won't find out what happened — that would definitely inspire some people to take to the streets.
Hasn't this family been through enough?
Photo: Ron Batzdorff/NBC.