*Warning: Spoilers ahead*
After a one-year hiatus, the Pearson family has finally returned to NBC. And if there’s one takeaway from the sixth—and final—season of This Is Us, it’s that Malik (Asante Blackk) is following in Randall’s (Sterling K. Brown) footsteps.
The season six premiere aired on NBC last night and covered a variety of topics, including Rebecca’s (Mandy Moore) declining memory, Kate’s (Chrissy Metz) turbulent marriage with Toby (Chris Sullivan) and Nicky’s (Griffin Dunne) search for his long-lost love. However, there’s one couple that deserve a little extra attention: Malik and Deja (Lyric Ross).
Their relationship began back in season five, but their future was uncertain due to Malik’s plans for college. And now, season six has presented a new theory that seems likely: Malik will not only end up with Deja, but he’ll also follow in Randall’s footsteps as a successful politician.