Beth Appears To Be Having a Breakdown on This Is Us

Randall is a little concerned about Beth, who's downing Lucky Charms like there's no tomorrow, in a new clip from This Is Us.

By Lauren Piester May 11, 2021 5:00 PMTags

All is not well in the Pearson home on This Is Us

Specifically, it's not well in Randall Pearson's home. Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) is having some kind of breakdown that involves binging Lucky Charms cereal straight from the box, and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) is understandably concerned. 

In a new clip, exclusive to E! News, he asks Deja (Lyric Ross) to keep an eye on his wife for the day. He says the cereal-eating is not a new thing, but he hasn't seen it since finals week in grad school. It's not entirely clear just yet why Beth is pouring marshmallows into her mouth, but it's a good bet to say it has something to do with her career. Dance is not one of those industries that has been able to thrive during a global pandemic, unfortunately. 

All the episode description says is, "Beth navigates her career path," which is not particularly helpful. Whatever is happening, it's stressful, and now we're also in the mood for some Lucky Charms. 

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Elsewhere in the Pearson family, Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Toby (Chris Sullivan) are facing some plumbing issues that, as usual, turn into more than plumbng issues. And as Madison (Caitlin Thompson) goes wedding dress shopping with Rebecca (Mandy Moore) and Kate, Kevin (Justin Hartley) has a little crisis after a run-in with someone from his past. 


This is the first new episode of This Is Us in almost a month, since Kevin and Randall finally worked out their brotherly issues, and just three episodes remain in season five before what's bound to be another long hiatus. Knowing this show, we're in for at least two more family member breakdowns before then, so strap yourselves in. 

This Is Us airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on NBC.

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