Cast member Susan Kelechi Watson shared on Instagram on Thursday an image of the script for the sixth and final episode of the season, “Our Little Island Girl: Part Two,” which she co-wrote with executive story editor Eboni Freeman.
Today baby is taking her first steps. Episode 606 starts shooting today,” Watson said. “I couldn’t have done this without my wonderful co-parent @ebonifreeman who also wrote Our Little Island Girl Part 1. She is Queen.”
Watson also gave the “biggest shout out to” [This Is Us creator] Sir Daniel Fogelman who called me and said, ‘I know you want to write… do you want to write this episode?’” Her response? “No words, just emojis 🙌🏽💯🙌🏽💯☝🏽💯!.”
The 13th episode of the third season of the NBC tearjerker, “Our Little Island Girl: Part One,” followed Beth’s journey home to DC to care for her mother, Carol (played by Emmy-nominated guest star Phylicia Rashad), which led to an unexpected realization about the prima ballerina dream that Beth had long ago gone.
This is us’ 18-episode farewell run, which will premiere mid-season (date unknown), will continue for the most part uninterrupted. Due to COVID, the season 5 broadcast schedule has been “on and off,” Susan Rovner, NBC Universal Television’s chairman of Entertainment, admitted to TVLine, “and we want to honor the fans by making sure they have the best viewing experience possible” for the rest episodes.