The second last episode of the series, This Is Us Season 6 Episode 17, is airing soon and here is everything we know about it.
This Is Us continues to examine the Pearson family’s lives and ties through time. Dan Fogelman, Isaac Aptaker, and Elizabeth Berger serve as showrunners for the season, which is produced by Rhode Island Ave. Productions, Zaftig Films, and 20th Television. This is the sixth and final season of the television series.
The last episode left fans overwhelmed and curious about what will happen in the next episode. If you’re a fan who can’t wait to discover what happens to the Pearsons after the events of Episode 16, here is a quick guide for you to know about the official release date, plot, and cast, which will certainly prepare you before diving into the next episode. Continue reading to find out more about This Is Us Season 6 Episode 17
This Is Us Season 6 Episode 17 Release Date
This Is Us Season 6 Episode 17, The Train, will premiere on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. The episode is directed by Ken Olin and written by Dan Fogelman. Moreover, the upcoming episode is being promoted and counted down as a part of the final four episodes of the concluding season, with the finale episode scheduled to air on May 24, 2022.
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— NBC Entertainment (@nbc) May 11, 2022
This season features a total of 18 episodes, out of which 16 have already been aired as of May 12, 2022, The episodes have a total runtime of 42 minutes. Here’s the complete episode guide for you to understand the series’ schedule and plan ahead to watch the next episode.
- S6E1: The Challenger – January 4, 2022
- S6E2: One Giant Leap – January 11, 2022
- S6E3: Four Fathers – January 18, 2022
- S6E4: Don’t Let Me Keep You – January 25, 2022
- S6E5: Heart and Soul – February 1, 2022
- S6E6: Our Little Island Girl: Part Two – February 22, 2022
- S6E7: Taboo – March 8, 2022
- S6E8: The Guitar Man – March 15, 2022
- S6E9: The Hill – March 22, 2022
- S6E10: Every Version of You – March 29, 2022
- S6E11: Saturday in the Park – April 5, 2022
- S6E12: Katoby – April 12, 2022
- S6E13: Day of the Wedding – April 19, 2022
- S6E14: The Night Before the Wedding – April 26, 2022
- S6E15: Miguel – May 3, 2022
- S6E16: Family Meeting – May 10, 2022
- S6E17: The Train – May 17, 2022
- S6E18: Us – May 24, 2022
The final scenes have wrapped, and the sets are coming down. Watch @SullivanTweet take us through one final tour behind the scenes of #ThisIsUs. pic.twitter.com/GSwOsmzYxy
— This Is Us (@NBCThisisUs) May 10, 2022
This Is Us Season 6 Episode 17 Promo
Take a look at the official promo of This Is Us Season 6 Episode 17 which was released on May 11, 2022, titled as same as the episode title, The Train. Take a look at the promo below:
What to expect in This Is Us Season 6 Episode 17?
The official synopsis of the episode states, “The Pearsons gather around Rebecca’s bedside.”
The last episode has left many fans wondering if there is a connection between Rebecca’s memory deterioration and the caboose narrative from earlier this season. From the promo, it is presumed that she may not have much of her intellect left at the time of this episode, but what she does have is love. This is the part of her that has stood the test of time, and it lives on in all of her children.
It’s only one of many lessons they can all apply as they head into the series finale and whatever possible future exists after that. This in fact seems very likely to happen as the plot seems to conclude the season’s characters’ arcs with a good ending in order to meet fans’ expectations.
Moreover, many fans for a long time have been discussing and speculating that this is most likely a reference to an earlier episode in which Rebecca was concerned about her memory. Rebecca remembered riding the train with her father when she was a child. She recalls walking the length of the train, but she is troubled by her inability to recall the word “caboose.” Rebecca is so irritated by her inability to recall the name for “caboose” that she rants about it at a family gathering where the Big Three are present. She then informs everyone about the developing plaque in her brain.
She ultimately remembers the word “caboose” by the end of the episode and says it to herself at night when she’s with Miguel. While she is glad that she remembers the word, she is annoyed that it took her so long. Because The Train is the title of This Is Us Season 6 Episode 17, many fans believe Rebecca might die and see her father on the train in the afterlife, which will make this episode even more packed with emotions that the fans have to bear with.
On the other hand, Miguel’s recent death could indicate that he will return in the afterlife too. This is just a rumor at this point in time which will be cleared once the episode airs. Milo Ventimiglia, who plays Jack, was also filming sequences for the season’s finale, so fans may expect to see him again which will be very exciting.
This Is Us Season 6 Episode 17 Cast
- Milo Ventimiglia as Jack Pearson
- Mandy Moore as Rebecca Pearson
- Sterling K. Brown as Randall Pearson
- Niles Fitch as Teen Randall
- Lonnie Chavis as Young Randall
- Chrissy Metz as Kate Pearson
- Hannah Zeile as Teen Kate
- Mackenzie Hancsicsak as Young Kate
- Justin Hartley as Kevin Pearson
- Logan Shroyer as Teen Kevin
- Parker Bates as Young Kevin
- Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth Pearson
- Chris Sullivan as Toby Damon
- Jon Huertas as Miguel Rivas
- Eris Baker as Tess Pearson
- Faithe Herman as Annie Pearson
- Lyric Ross as Deja Pearson
- Asante Blackk as Malik Hodges
- Griffin Dunne as Nicky Pearson
Where to watch This Is Us Season 6 Episode 17?
This Is Us Season 6 Episode 17 is available to watch worldwide on various digital streaming platforms including fuboTV, Peacock, and Hulu Plus. You can also stream This Is Us by renting or purchasing on Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, iTunes, and Vudu. Moreover, it is also able to stream for free on NBC.
This Is Us Season 6 Episode 16: A Quick Recap
Episode 16, Family Meeting, was released on May 10, 2022. The episode is directed by Chris Koch and written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger. The official synopsis of the episode states, “The Big Three makes a plan for Rebecca.”
The love in this room is infinite. #ThisIsUsFinalChapter pic.twitter.com/4Kukyni53Z
— This Is Us (@NBCThisisUs) May 11, 2022
In the past, Rebecca tends to the Big Three’s every need as babies. As they grow older, she adapts to their differences as individuals in order to support them. A week after Miguel dies, Rebecca is often disoriented, looking for him. The Big Three meet to discuss the next steps; Kevin wants Rebecca to stay in the house he built for her, while Randall wants her to live with his family in Philadelphia. Philip explores the dynamics of the Big Three and their spouses. Toby reminds Kate that she is solely empowered to make the decision.
Maybe this was the reason all along.
The reason for what?
That there are three of us.
Last night's all-new #ThisIsUsFinalChapter is streaming now. pic.twitter.com/U750gNVdsO
— This Is Us (@NBCThisisUs) May 11, 2022
She insists Randall and Kevin engage more closely with Rebecca and then announces she and Philip will find the best place for Rebecca near them in L.A. so that Randall won’t damage his career to care for her. But when Kevin decides to move with Sophie into Rebecca’s house, with Madison and Elijah already eager to relocate nearby, and Nicky and Edie living in the original cabin, all agree to the proposed support system. Years pass, a harmonious time for the family as the Big Three tend to increase dependent on Rebecca’s needs. Kevin calls Randall to inform him that Rebecca is likely near death.
Take a look at the promo below:
Fans’ reaction to This Is Us Season 6 Episode 16
The whole family is rallying up around Rebecca during her last days. I’m a mess #ThisIsUs
— ✊🏾♓️🤎 (@bbygirl_1999) May 11, 2022
The fact that @TheMandyMoore has portrayed Rebecca Pearson in so many facets of her life is just…breathtakingly beautiful.
THANK YOU. #ThisIsUs
— Chasity Cooper🍷🥂 (@chasityscooper) May 11, 2022
There is NO OTHER SHOW like #ThisIsUs Genius storytelling and stunning performances over lifetimes. I’m so happy I’ve seen every episode.
— ThibTalk (@thibtalk) May 11, 2022
This Is Us Season 6 Official Synopsis
The official synopsis of the series states, “The Pearson family’s generational story unfolds in this emotional drama. In moments of love, joy, triumph, and heartbreak, revelations emerge from parents Jack and Rebecca’s past, while triplets Kate, Randall, and Kevin discover deeper meaning in their present-day lives.”
This Is Us Season 6 Official Trailer
Catch up with all the previous episodes of This Is Us Season 6 before the series finale episode premieres.