What happened to Randall and Beth in ‘This Is Us’ season 5?
RELATED: “This Is Us”: Cast and Crew Begun Filming for Season 5 FinaleRandall (Sterling K. Brown) and Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) have been solid throughout It’s us Season 5. Beth stood with Randall as he explored her birth mother’s story in New Orleans. She also stood by her husband as he made amends with Kevin (Justin Hartley).
Meanwhile, Beth is navigating her relationship with Tess (Eris Baker) and Carol (Phylicia Rashad). It also looks like Beth and Randall will be spending more time with Mama C, as she now stays with the family indefinitely.
“This Is Us” Season 5 Episode 14 Photos Tease Young Beth and Randall’s Return
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For the most part, Randall and Beth’s relationship has not been a focal point of It’s us Season 5. But it looks like the couple will take center stage in the upcoming new episode, “The Music and the Mirror,” on May 11.
In the It’s us Season 5 Episode 14 promo trailer, Randall asked Deja (Lyric Ross) to keep an eye on Beth. Then in response, Deja told her father that Beth didn’t need a hero. Beth just needed someone to be there for her.
Now, it looks like Beth and Randall’s current storyline will parallel their past. New photos provided by NBC teased an important conversation between young Beth (Rachel Hilson) and Randall (Niles Fitch) during their college days.
“This Is Us” Season 5 Episode 14 Focuses on Beth’s Career
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While It’s us Episode 14 of Season 5 will highlight Beth and Randall’s past, the new episode will also focus on Beth as she navigates her career. The beloved character opened her dance studio in Season 4. But given the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), many fans have questioned Beth’s work now.
Fortunately, it appears that the May 11 episode of It’s us will finally update fans on Beth’s career. NBC’s new photo teasers have not only showcased Beth in her studio, but also little Annie (Faithe Herman) following in her mother’s footsteps.
What’s next for Beth and Randall’s family in ‘This Is Us’ Season 5?
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For the moment, It’s us fans will have to watch how Randall and Beth’s storyline plays out in Season 5 Episode 14. But Brown has previously suggested the couple will have to “adjust” because of the pandemic.
“While Beth and Randall are in a very good position, 2020… has had a negative impact on all relationships,” Brown told The Hollywood Reporter in January 2021. “You had to adapt. So I’m sure we’ll see that too.
The actor also questioned whether Beth’s dance studio “could recover from the economic woes of 2020.” Then, during a conversation with Entertainment Weekly in March 2021, co-executive producer Casey Johnson teased what’s going on in Beth’s next episode.
“We have a really interesting Beth episode coming up, where we’re going to dive into what it’s been like for her over the last year. Being a small business owner and trying to balance everything in your life, ”Johnson said.
It’s us Season 5 returns on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.