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The Season 2 finale of This Is Us aired all the way back in March, and it ended on a cliffhanger that had fans already itching for the next season by the time the episode credits rolled. Unfortunately, there are still a couple of months of hiatus left before the series returns to start unraveling its latest mystery, but filming has officially commenced on the third season, and This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman took to social media to share a behind-the-scenes look at a scene featuring Randall and Beth. Check it out!
If you were expecting Dan Fogelman to tweet out a tease that would already have you reaching for the tissue box and preparing for the tears that will flow in Season 3, you were undoubtedly surprised by the shot of Randall and Beth. Randall looks very excited in a very endearingly goofy way about something, and Beth seems pretty happy and excited herself. Naturally, Fogelman didn't give any context for whatever is happening in this shot, so we can only speculate until more information is released about what's in store. We can safely say that the scene is taking place at breakfast, given the carafe of orange juice and what looks like a coffee mug for Beth.
The only actors clearly visible are Sterling K. Brown and Susan Kelechi Watson as Randall and Beth, but it looks like at least two of the girls of the household are present at the breakfast table. The one sitting on Randall's right is probably either Deja or Tess, since Annie would require either a sizable time jump or a very big and very sudden growth spurt to sit that high at the table. The person sitting on Randall's left could be Annie or one of the other girls. Basically, all we can 100% confirm at this point is that there are at least four people in the scene, and two of them are Randall and Beth.
Now, if you're anything like me, this glimpse of happiness immediately fills me with dread that something bad is going to happen to another member of the Pearson family. The good news is that we can rule out Beth being killed off in the third season, no matter how many faulty crock pots she may come across. What I wouldn't rule out is some marital difficulties between Kate and Toby, especially after Toby's parents tried to stage an intervention before the wedding. There will surely be some heartbreak as the show explores Jack's story in Vietnam, and This Is Us has taken steps to guarantee that his story will be as realistic as possible. Then, of course, there's the mystery of who the older Randall and adult Tess were talking about in that mysterious cliffhanger.
A lot of exciting, emotional, and probably upsetting plot twists are almost certainly in store when This Is Us returns to NBC for Season 3 on Tuesday, September 25 at 9 p.m. ET. If you need some shows to watch in order to pass the time for the next couple of months, check out our summer TV premiere guide.