The This Is Us Season 5 finale dropped a few major bombshells, but the episode also subtly teased new storylines as the Pearson family heads toward the sixth and final season. One scene, in particular, stood out to many viewers because it suggested that something will happen between Deja (Lyric Ross) and Malik (Asante Blackk). So what’s next for Malik and Deja in This Is Us Season 6? Here’s what we know so far.
What happened to Deja and Malik in ‘This Is Us’ Season 5?
Asante Blackk as Malik and Lyric Ross as Deja in ‘This Is Us’ | Ron Batzdorff/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
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Throughout This Is Us Season 5, the NBC drama briefly touched on Deja and Malik’s relationship. In episode 10, “I’ve Got This,” Malik revealed Janelle’s birth mother, Jennifer, wanted to be back in her daughter’s life. Then in episode 14, “The Music and the Mirror,” Deja revealed there was something going on with her boyfriend.
“I’ve got some stuff on my plate with this whole Malik situation,” Deja told Randall (Sterling K. Brown). She also confirmed it had something to with Jennifer’s return.
Nevertheless, the Deja and Malik situation wasn’t formally addressed, even by the This Is Us Season 5 finale. However, the episode unveiled one more obstacle in the couple’s relationship.
As the Pearsons prepared for Kevin (Justin Hartley) and Madison’s (Caitlin Thompson) wedding, Annie (Faithe Herman) asked Deja whether she’d ever get married to Malik. Then Deja suggested she’s been thinking about her future with her boyfriend.
“Annie, are you crazy? I’m not even thinking about that nonsense. I’m not even thinking that, you know, we’ll get married one day in his future Michelin star restaurant,” Deja said and laughed.
But the This Is Us finale later revealed a long-distance relationship was more likely in the near future. Midway through the episode, Malik called Deja and shared that he got into every school he applied to.
“I went five for five,” Malik said. “I didn’t tell anybody this. But I applied to Harvard. I got into Harvard, too, Dej.”
While it seemed Deja was excited for Malik, she quickly realized the obvious. She pointed out that Harvard was near Boston. Then Malik’s smile faded.
Meanwhile, This Is Us Season 5 Episode 9, “The Ride,” briefly updated fans on adult Deja’s (La Trice Harper) life in the …
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