As we learned in last night’s episode of This Is Us, even the strongest relationships have rough patches. But what happens when the same fight keeps surfacing? In the case of Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and Beth Pearson (Susan Kelechi Watson) that’s still TBD.
In season three, episode 16, titled “Don’t Take My Sunshine Away,” we watched Randall and Beth expertly navigate working two jobs and raising three kids with the help of one very over-scheduled whiteboard. It works in the beginning, but as the show progresses, Randall is late for Beth’s dance recital and she’s super tardy to a congressman dinner-party Randall asked her to attend.
There are only 24 hours in a day—no one can change that. But more than just the stress of Beth and Randall’s schedules are weighing on their marriage. As Randall proved last night, it’s also trust. That comes to a head in the episode 17 promo and it looks like their fight is far from over.