After a cliffhanger on last week's episode of This Is Us, fans will finally get to see the evolution of Randall Pearson and Bethany Clark's relationship. A recent tweet from Susan Kelechi Watson, who plays Beth in the series, showed stills from the couple's wedding that will take place on tonight's episode.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Isaac Aptaker, the show's producer, told the outlet that this episode will be exclusively about Beth and Randall's relationship and include every milestone. "We will see Randall and Beth on their wedding day, which is something that we've been wanting to show for a really long time," he said. "We're going to see Randall and Beth's engagement and their wedding day, and neither of them go exactly as you expect for such a loving couple."
This episode comes after an ongoing argument over the duo's respective careers came to a head last week. While the two characters have been called "relationship goals" by fans of the show, flash foward moments have shown tension in their marriage. Aptaker said that this espisode is sure to take viewers on an emotional roller coaster and, perhaps, answer questions. "Next week's episode is one of our favorite we've ever done, and we wanted to make sure that we weren't just focusing on fraught moments of their relationship or difficult ones; we wanted to really show the whole picture. So you're going to see some really beautiful moments, some really funny moments, some really difficult moments."
According to Sterling K. Brown, who plays Randall, these hardships are visible for a reason. "We wanted them to have a relationship that was worth of the #Goals that people put in front of us, but also have it be earned," the actor told E! News. "And by that what I mean is you have to see people go through something and hopefully make it through to the other side. That's the relationship you want to aspire to be. It's not going to be peaches and ice cream all the time, but if you can actually go through something, come out on the other side and love each other even more, that's goal worthy in my opinion."