*Warning: Spoilers ahead*
In the This Is Us season four premiere, we met many new characters. There was Cassidy (Jennifer Morrison), the war vet struggling to reacclimate to civilian life, and Jack (Blake Stadnik), the visually impaired musician who just so happens to be Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Toby’s (Chris Sullivan) son. Then, there’s Malik (Asante Blackk), the high school boy with a young daughter to care for.
When Malik and Deja (Lyric Ross) met at a barbecue in the season premiere, their romantic interest in each other was immediately discernible. In episode two of the season, Deja begs Randall (Sterling K. Brown) to let her ride the bus to school; unbeknownst to him, it’s just so she can pass by the mechanic shop that Malik works at. Young love is always a joy to watch, but This Is Us fans had a theory about Malik and Deja’s fate that we weren’t totally on board with.
Some speculated that Deja is the mother of Malik’s child. How?! Well, This Is Us has tricked us with timelines before, so technically it’s possible. But is it likely? Thanks to last night’s episode, we now know it’s not.