This Is Us Season 6 – where to watch as show airs emotional penultimate episode

This Is Us released its second last episode on Tuesday in the US, leaving folks outside of America wondering how they too can tune in

This Is Us Season 6 – where to watch penultimate episode
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As fans take to the Internet to share their reactions to the second last episode of the tear-jerking NBC drama, here's how you can watch This Is Us Season 6 from anywhere in the world.  

With the finale of This Is Us Season Five bringing plenty of twists and turns (that wedding drama was something else altogether) expectations for the Emmy-award-winning series' last ever episode are high. 

This Is Us Season 6 will mark the end of our time with the lovable Pearsons family, after nearly six years of domestic highs and lows in Pittsburgh and New York. 

Last night's penultimate episode, The Train, was streamed live for American viewers on and the NBC App, leaving UK viewers to wait until it hits Amazon Prime on Thursday, May 19, to get their fix. 

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Mandy Moore as Rebecca Pearson in This Is Us 

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What happened in the penultimate episode of This Is Us? 

In Season 6's penultimate episode, The Train, viewers are forced to confront the death of Rebecca Pearsons, after watching the beloved character struggle with illness for the past two seasons. 

Played by Mandy Moore over the course of eight decades, the family matriarch had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in Season 4 and went on to suffer declining health as the series unfolded. In her final hours, she is surrounded by her three children, triplets Randall, Kate, and Kevin, who express their love and gratitude for their mother before she takes her last breath. 

When she passes into the afterlife, she is reunited with her first husband, Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia). The poignant scene has, unsurprisingly, left the show's viewers absolutely heartbroken – and desperate to know what its writers have in store in for the series finale on Tuesday, May 24. 

Where can you watch the Season 6 finale of This Is Us?

This Is Us streams first to American viewers on and NBC at 9 pm ET on Tuesdays, with UK viewers being forced to wait another two days to enjoy it on Amazon Prime. 

If you want to watch it at the same time as our US friends, you'll have to download a VPN (virtual private network.) This is a handy way to access content normally unavailable in your country of location, without hopping on a plane to do. Once you've installed your VPN, you can also stream This Is Us live as long as you have a subscription to any service that offers NBC, including YoutubeTV and Hulu + Live. 

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  2. Once you've installed your VPN, open the app and select your server location to anywhere in the US.
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Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.