*Warning: Spoilers ahead*
Leading up to the This Is Us season three finale, we worried about Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and Beth’s (Susan Kelechi Watson) future together. Turns out all they needed was a little bit of tough, but totally endearing, love from Deja (Lyric Ross).
Following their painful fight in the penultimate episode of the season, Randall and Beth were skirting around each other in their own version of a Cold War. Since Deja has lived in plenty of homes where there was tension, she recognized it immediately and took matters into her own hands. So, she started talking about joining the debate team out of the blue and when Randall agreed to drive her to practice, she knew just what to do.
During the drive, she asks him point-blank: “When did you and Beth stop knowing how to have a conversation with each other?” And then, in a truly full-circle moment, Deja Randalls Randall with one of those signature Pearson pep talks. She tells him that she has no interest in debate club and that it was just a ruse to get him to drive her to her previous foster home, much like how he drove her to his birth father, William’s (Ron Cephas Jones), apartment when he wanted to adopt her.