If you’ve grown to be a part of the Pearson family over the years, you’re not alone.
Created by Dan Fogelman, the American drama This Is Us premiered on NBC in 2016 and has quickly become one of the network’s most popular and revered shows.
It’s ambitious in scope and has sustained that investment through six seasons. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, whether fans are disappointed or not.
The penultimate episode heralded the season finale on Tuesday May 17th and The Train clarified some unanswered questions in time; not without throwing some clever curveballs at the crowd, mind you.
With that in mind, let’s talk about Deja’s boyfriend in This Is Us.
WARNING: SPOILERS FOR SEASON 6, EPISODE 17
Who is Deja’s boyfriend in This Is Us?
Deja’s future boyfriend is Malik and Season 6 Episode 17 reveals that he is the father of her baby.
Throughout Season 6, episodes have yet to confirm whether they’re staying together, and The Train led audiences to guess that their future boyfriend would be someone named Marcus.
One of the episode’s storylines ushered in a new family with two sons and a daughter. Among them is Marcus, and the story showed how the family patriarch – Kenny, portrayed by Dulé Hill – lost control of the car.
Marcus was left in critical condition and hospitalized as a result of the crash, hinted at as a potential love interest for Deja.
However, it was later clarified that despite the Pearson fire that same day and their families mingling, Deja ended up dating Malik.
“I just couldn’t get over the fact that it was Malik”
meeting recently conducted an insightful Q&A with none other than series creator and executive producer Dan Fogelman.
During the conversation he was asked about Marcus and Malik’s situation and he revealed that it just had to be Malik.
“It has to end with Malik, they’ve clearly been through it and they’re not at the end of their journey,” he explained. “There’s more to the story hypothetically… I think that just felt like the right decision here.
“Like one of those things that they went to college, went to med school and they always found their way back to each other and they’re going to find out…. Obviously we’re playing the misdirection that you think the whole time the kid in the car crash is your boyfriend, but I just couldn’t get over the fact that it was Malik.
We are sure that the fans are also positively enthusiastic about this decision…
Malik fans show up
A number of This Is Us viewers have been taking to Twitter lately to react to Malik’s big reveal.
Check out a selection of tweets:
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