'This Is Us' Season 3, Episode 17 "R & B": Can Beth, Randall's Past Save Their Future? [PREVIEW]

In last week's episode of NBC's This Is Us, viewers were hit with a ton of emotional baggage at what felt like the same time. Baby Jack, Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Toby (Chris Sullivan) faced crises both personal and medical. Kevin (Justin Hartley) is realizing that making a major life decision is one thing – dealing with the ramifications from it is another. But it was the crumbling relationship between Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) that caught us the most off guard… and has us more than a little worried.

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THIS IS US — "R & B" Episode 317 — Pictured: (l-r) Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth, Sterling K. Brown as Randall — (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)

So it's back to the past with this week's episode to see what life was like for Beth and Randall over the years – and to see if there's still a future for them together. Here's a look at the promo and some preview images for "R & B":


This Is Us s03e17 "R & B": A history of Beth and Randall through the ages.



Everyone has a family. And every family has a story. "This Is Us" chronicles the Pearson family across the decades: from Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) as young parents in the 1980s to their 37-year-old kids Kevin (Justin Hartley), Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) searching for love and fulfillment in the present day. This grounded, life-affirming dramedy reveals how the tiniest events in our lives impact who we become, and how the connections we share with each other can transcend time, distance and even death. From the writer and directors of "Crazy, Stupid, Love." comes a smart, modern show that will welcome you into a family you feel you've known for years.

Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Chris Sullivan, Susan Kelechi Watson and Ron Cephas Jones also star.

Dan Fogelman, Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Ken Olin, Charlie Gogolak and Jess Rosenthal executive produce. "This Is Us" is produced by 20th Century Fox Television.

This Is Us season 3 airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. on NBC

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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