var delimiter = ','; It is very much the opposite of how the Uncle Nicky adventure ended, praise be! This Is Us Aftershow: Season 3 Episode 12 (Digital Exclusive) CLIP 02/13/19. Beth being asked to be exceptional by her mother implies she must rise above the barriers she faces as a black woman. } “Our Little Island Girl” doesn’t feel like an episode of This Is Us — which, if anything, speaks to how consistently surprising and fresh this show can be, even in a relatively uneven season such as this. You will have to be the best.”. Rashad makes the most of her guest appearance in this scene especially, internalizing what Carol knows to be true, but refusing to face it. if(diff < 0) { There is light. You can also add Tuesday night’s episode to your calendar, so you don’t miss it. var show_zero = ! } He never took life seriously, she took it too seriously. var count = Math.floor(abs_diff / seconds[display[i]]); “Never forget, baby girl,” he tells her. Kanye West Tells Joe Rogan ‘My Calling Is to Be the Leader of the Free World’. Already a subscriber? } Beth and Zoe get high — finding drugs the latter had hid behind a photograph decades ago — and reminisce a bit over their childhoods, and their different relationships to Carol. Today in Matrix Glitches: Swizz Beatz Is First American to Win Saudi Camel Race, Amber Ruffin Is Done With People Pretending They Can’t Pronounce ‘Kamala Harris’, “Kamala is barely any different than Pamela, and there’s not a white person alive who doesn’t know a Pamela.”, A Concert Review! Little Bethany Clark wants to be a ballerina. updateCountdown(); .mailster-form-2.has-errors .mailster-form-fields{border-color:#BF4D4D;}, See previous episodes and other This Is Us related items on Amazon. Listen, you guys know I’m here for the Sadness Parade that is the Pearson family, but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit I was very much relieved to get a break from them this week. } But the show works between past and present especially gracefully here, a thorough investigation into who Beth is and where she comes from. } else if(increment > 0) { } var today = new Date(); today = new Date(today.getTime() - loop_time * loop_range); Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Feb 12, 2019 on NBC. } else { 's' : ''); “I want you to know that I’ll be happy. .mailster-form-2 .mailster-email-wrapper{float:left;width:70%} This sets up the central conflict of “Our Little Island Girl”: Beth’s complicated relationship with her mother, and the impact a lifetime of such high — or rigid — expectations has had on her. Your mother would never admit it now but she sobbed. if(increment < 0) { }); jQuery(function() { 's' : ''); For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our. Bethany’s impulse is to quit — she says it’s too expensive and blames herself for the extra hours her father had to work to pay for the academy — but her mother won’t hear it. Log in or link your magazine subscription. This Is Us season 3 continues with episode 13. That scene is followed by yet another whopper of a scene in which Carol tries to explain herself to her daughter — she had a mother to impress, too — and talks about how Beth’s father lightened her up. Them recognizing that Beth was scared of her mother, but Zoe seeing her as a safe space, was important. I work hard, but it just comes easier to her — I could tell.” Her father responds by reminding her of who she is — a dancer. Beth takes the heat off her cousin by revealing she was laid off months ago. Teen Beth NOT Bethany (she changes her name to really show us Ballerina Bethany is gone) goes to a college freshman mixer and bumps into her future husband. Beth describes her mother’s philosophy as “no room for weakness,” taking shots at her for chasing her siblings away and for existing with no “air” around her — “no air to breathe, no air to be sad, no air to fail.” She says, with striking sadness, “I want to be the little girl who dances again,” to which her mother gets up and leaves without a word. • Carol seems like a great principal — equal parts terrifying and concerned. if(loop_range == 'h') { if(!text) { } else { © 2020 OVIEW DIGITAL. I want to teach.”. text += '
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