‘This Is Us’: Where Is Miguel in the Flash-Forward? 3 Theories About His Absence

This Is Us Season 6 Jon Huertas as Miguel
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[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for Season 6, Episode 2 of This Is Us, “One Giant Leap.”]

This Is Us continues to peel back layers of the Pearson family’s story through the decades, and most recently in the episode, “One Giant Leap,” the show revisited the recurring flash-forward sequence in which matriarch Rebecca (Mandy Moore) is on her apparent death bed.

Set at the dream house that Kevin (Justin Hartley) promised to have built, in honor of his father Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and for his mother, the flash-forward has revealed several of the family members and their arrivals. There are a couple of missing pieces in the sequence though. We’ve addressed Kate’s (Chrissy Metz) absence before, but the absence that was particularly obvious in this recent episode was Rebecca’s current husband Miguel (Jon Huertas).

This Is Us Season 6 Jon Huertas as Miguel

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The couple had a frank discussion in the present-day timeline about the task Miguel has ahead of himself caring for Rebecca as her Alzheimer’s progresses. So, where is he amid her declining health in the future? We’re taking a look at three different options.

Miguel Is Dead

A sad possibility is that Miguel doesn’t survive to sit by Rebecca’s death bed, forcing her to go through the loss of a second husband in the throes of Alzheimer’s. It’s certainly a scenario that we’d prefer would remain a theory as bidding Miguel farewell before Rebecca’s goodbye sounds too emotional for us to bear.

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Miguel Isn’t With Rebecca Anymore

In an uncharacteristic move, Miguel may have split up with Rebecca, leaving him out of the loop. But even if that was a reality in this flash-forward sequence, it wouldn’t make sense to leave him out of the mix, especially when Toby (Chris Sullivan) who is no longer married to Kate is included in the gathering.

He Just Hasn’t Been Shown in the Flash-Forward Yet

There is a chance that Miguel just hasn’t been shown off in the flash-forward sequence yet, but then again, the seat at Rebeca’s bedside was filled already by her late husband Jack’s brother, Nicky (Griffin Dunne). The spot would undoubtedly belong to Miguel if he was present in the flash-forward, right? Or maybe he’s just sitting in another room we have yet to explore in the Pearson family home.

Only time will tell for certain, but in the meantime, let us know where you think Miguel is in the This Is Us flash-forward sequence in the comments, below. And don’t miss the final season of the hit drama as it airs on NBC.

This Is Us, Season 6, Tuesdays, 9/8c, NBC