‘This Is Us’ Season 6: Can Miguel Keep His Promise to Rebecca in the Future?

This Is Us Season 6 has officially begun, and some fans are still worried Miguel (Jon Huertas) will die before Rebecca (Mandy Moore). The character has yet to appear in any flash-forward scenes set at Kevin’s (Justin Hartley) future home, and many viewers find it strange that he’s not next to the Pearson matriarch while she’s on her deathbed. Then recently, Miguel told Rebecca he’ll be by her side as her health declines. So is this a promise he can keep? Here’s what the This Is Us team revealed about Miguel and Rebecca in season 6.  

What happened to Miguel and Rebecca in ‘This Is Us’ Season 6 Episode 2?

Jon Huertas as Miguel looks toward Rebecca in ‘This Is Us’ Season 6 Episode 2
Jon Huertas as Miguel in ‘This Is Us’ Season 6 Episode 2 | Ron Batzdorff/NBC

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In This Is Us Season 6 Episode 2, “One Giant Leap,” Rebecca becomes more open about her Alzheimer’s diagnosis. She discusses her disease and shares that she still “sweats the small stuff” during an awkward dinner with Miguel, Nicky (Griffin Dunne), Sally (Dey Young), and Eric (Jeffrey Nordling). Then at the end of the night, Rebecca tells Miguel that he didn’t get the “best version” of her because of everything that lies ahead. 

Miguel instantly reminds Rebecca of their wedding vows – “in sickness and in health.” He also promises that he’ll be “amazing” for his wife moving forward. 

“We have a journey ahead of us. But I am gonna be up to the task. And I’m going to be amazing for you,” Miguel says. “Every step of the way, I promise. We’ll get through this together.”

Does Miguel’s promise to Rebecca foreshadow a different ending in ‘This Is Us’?

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Miguel’s promise to Rebecca in This Is Us Season 6 was on-brand with the character. But, as mentioned, the show hasn’t given a definitive answer about Miguel’s future yet. So some fans are wondering whether Miguel won’t get to be there every step of the way. 

Meanwhile, Entertainment Weekly questioned whether there was an “ominous or poignant ring” to Miguel’s promise to Rebecca, and writer Kevin Falls commented on the theory. Falls said:

“You’re right, you can walk in, go to bed one night, and you didn’t turn off the crockpot and the house burns down. So there’s unforeseen circumstances, yes. I think it’s fair to say that we can make those promises and say we’re going to do things, but we don’t know what life has in store for us. So I’d have to say that’s open to interpretation, but I think it’s a perceptive note on your part.”

What’s next for Miguel in ‘This Is Us’ Season 6?

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For now, fans will have to wait and see what happens to Miguel in the future by the end of This Is Us Season 6. But it looks like the mystery will continue. When asked about Miguel in the flash-forwards, Huertas hinted that he isn’t sure about his character’s future yet.

“I don’t even know if I know a hundred percent where Miguel is, but you’ll have to just wait and see,” Huertas told TV Insider

That said, it seems like Miguel has quite the journey with Rebecca in the next few episodes. When speaking with TVLine, Falls revealed that the final season will explore “the toll it takes and the heroic gestures to support a loved one.” 

“[Miguel’s] kind of a silent hero,” Falls continued. “I wouldn’t say he suffers. He doesn’t let anybody see that. But there’s a depth to Miguel that we are getting into that also impacts how he goes about supporting his wife through this difficult period.”

This Is Us Season 6 Episode 3 airs Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.

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