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The next new episode of This Is Us Season 6 won’t be released for a few weeks, but the show’s team has already dropped a few major clues about the upcoming chapter. In fact, a writer recently teased that the This Is Us Season 6 Episode 6 guest cast list will include someone special from Beth’s (Susan Kelechi Watson) past – here’s everything we know so far.

[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers about Beth in This Is Us Season 6 Episode 6.]

‘This Is Us’ Season 6 writer teases the guest cast in episode 6

Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth grinning in ‘This Is Us’ Season 6 Episode 2
Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth on ‘This Is Us’ | Ron Batzdorff/NBC

The This Is Us Season 6 Episode 6 promo already teased a few guest cast members for “Our Little Island Girl: Part Two.” Actor Matt Corboy will return as Matt Dickson for Rebecca’s (Mandy Moore) story in the past timeline. It also appears actor Mike Manning will come back as the new “Manny” in Kevin’s (Justin Hartley) storyline. Now, it seems there will be another guest star in the new episode.

When speaking with Entertainment Weekly, co-executive producer and writer Julia Brownell teased another “memorable character” will be back for Beth’s arc in episode 6 of This Is Us Season 6. 

“There’s a very memorable character that you’ve seen only once before. From Beth’s past,” Brownell said.

Who could potentially return in ‘This Is Us’ Season 6 Episode 6

This Is Us fans will have to wait and see who will be back. And at this point, anything is possible. But given the “seen only once before” clue, it seems unlikely that characters like Zoe (Melanie Liburd) or Carol (Phylicia Rashad) will return in episode 6.

That said, the next new episode will serve as a follow-up to This Is Us Season 6 Episode 13, “Our Little Island Girl.” So we’re hoping to see Beth’s dad, Abe (Carl Lumbly), or even her ballet teacher, Vincent (Goran Visnjic). Both characters were important figures in Beth’s past throughout the episode.

Susan Kelechi Watson drops more clues about ‘This Is Us’ Season 6 Episode 6

Whatever unfolds in This Is Us Season 6 Episode 6, “Our Little Island Girl: Part Two,” it seems the new Beth-centric chapter allowed Watson – who co-wrote the episode – to start saying “goodbye” to her character. In another interview with EW, Watson shared her thoughts on penning episode 6.

“As I was writing it, I started to tear up because I realized that this was her final opus,” Watson said. “This was my way of also starting to say goodbye to this character. To be able to write her words in that moment was really beautiful.”

Watson also shared that the next This Is Us episode will focus on Beth as she deals with scars from her previous life with the dance world. 

“How she was treated and the loss of her father and all those things have really left scars that she hadn’t dealt with. She gets an opportunity to reckon with those things,” Watson said.


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When will ‘Our Little Island Girl: Part Two’ be released on NBC?

Now, fans will have to wait a few weeks until This Is Us Season 6 Episode 6 is released on NBC. According to the network, the next episode will air on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022.