This Is Us fans are bracing for a tragic storyline for another character, and they've narrowed the unlucky person down to one of three ladies: Beth, Annie, or Deja (played by Susan Kelechi Watson, Faithe Herman, and Lyric Ross, respectively). Now, This Is Us star Susan Kelechi Watson is setting the record straight on the fate of her character, Beth Pearson, as the show heads into its third season.
The second season of the flash-back filled NBC drama ended with a rare flash forward to the future that showed an aging Randall Pearson (Sterling K. Brown) telling his now-adult daughter, Tess (played by Iantha Richardson), "It's time to go see her." Tess sullenly responded, "I'm not ready," and her dad admitted he wasn't ready either.
The scene teased a dire situation for a female who is important to Randall and his daughter, and many This Is Us viewers noted that Randall wasn't wearing a wedding ring in the future-set scene, spawning internet buzz that Beth is next on the This Is Us hit list. But Susan Kelechi Watson now tells the Los Angeles Times that she believes her character is alive in the future.
"I don't think I'm dying," Watson told the Times. "That's a rumor."
Still, the This Is Us star gave a cryptic clue that teases that her character might not totally be in the clear. When asked if she knows who the "her" that future Randall and Tess were referring to, the actress said, "I think I might."
"Stuff changes sometimes. But I feel like I know … there is some real stuff that happens in the future. And it involves the whole family. Does it necessarily mean Beth is dying — no. That's the spoiler I can give — she's not dead."