‘This Is Us’ Sneak Peek: The Big Three Prepare for the Next Step in ‘Graduates’ (PHOTOS)

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Kate (Hannah Zeile) appears to have no worries on her mind

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Randall (Niles Fitch) can’t contain his excitement

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Kevin (Logan Shroyer) is less enthusiastic

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We wonder what’s making Randall (Sterling K. Brown) smile in the present

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Could Kate (Chrissy Metz) be celebrating her baby or her recent college courses?

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Kevin (Justin Hartley) will continue his struggle with sobriety

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Will he open up to Zoe (Melanie Liburd) about it?

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Madison (Caitlin Thompson) is ready for a celebration and some cocktails

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Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) is more relaxed after her D.C. visit with mom Carol (Phylicia Rashad)

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Kate is finding some peace following her father’s death

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Rebecca (Mandy Moore) is learning to be happy again as well

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Will something squash Kate’s peace?

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Perhaps some graduation drama is on the horizon for The Big Three

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Rebecca faces the event with a brave face

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After another brief hiatus, NBC’s This Is Us returns Tuesday, March 5, with an all-new episode titled “Graduates.”

Newly released images for the episode tease what’s next for the Big Three following their encounter with long-lost uncle Nicky (Griffin Dunne). And if fans remember the previous episode to the recent “Our Little Island Girl” installment revolving around Beth’s (Susan Kelechi Watson) backstory, they’ll remember the major cliffhanger for Kevin (Justin Hartley).

After being sober for so long, the actor-turned-family historian looked to booze in the midst of his push-back from Nicky over seeking help. According to the “Graduates” logline, “Kevin keeps a secret from Zoe (Melanie Liburd). Randall (Sterling K. Brown) gets unexpected news about Deja (Lyric Ross). In the past, the Big Three graduate from High School.”

Either way, we know some drama is ahead based on the harrowing 30-second teaser (below). Until March 5 arrives, scroll through the images above for your sneak peek at the Pearsons’ next steps.

This Is Us, Tuesdays, 9/8c, NBC