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This Is Us: 10 Questions That Remain Unanswered

This Is Us: 10 Questions That Remain Unanswered

This Is Us wrapped up its story with a nice bow, but fans still had questions, like if Randall became president or if Kevin and Sophie had a baby.

According to This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman, certain scenes from the show’s ending were actually filmed years prior. And it really was a phenomenal ending, with Rebecca dying peacefully in the real world while her soul traveled to be with her husband Jack in the afterlife. But with so many timelines covered and details revealed, a number of This Is Us’ storylines were lost in the shuffle.

There was only so much time to wrap up the stories for the Big Three, which meant a lot of the other peripheral storylines could not be explored further. While fans hope one day that a movie or spinoff might be in the cards, for now, there are a few things they will continue to wonder about.

Does Randall Become President?

This Is Us: 10 Questions That Remain Unanswered
This Is Us: 10 Questions That Remain Unanswered

It was hinted in the final episode that Randall had made the decision to attend a major political event in Iowa that most certainly indicated his possible nomination for president. But fans never got to find out if Randall actually went, how the event turned out, and what lies ahead for his future. Even if Randall’s changing careers was one of the worst plotlines on This Is Us, fans still wanted to know how things ended up for him and his family.

It might be a good thing that Randall pursuing his dreams was left open-ended, but fans still wish there was some closure to that chapter.

How Did Deja And Malik Reunite?

This Is Us: 10 Questions That Remain Unanswered
This Is Us: 10 Questions That Remain Unanswered

In the final episode, it was revealed that the father of Deja’s baby was none other than Malik. It appeared they had been dating seriously for some time and were planning to get married. Fans loved this ending, knowing how heartbreaking it was when they were forced to break up. Randall told Malik that if it was truly meant to be, they would find their way back to one another.

It was a sweet love story, but fans wish they knew more about how much time had passed before Malik and Deja spoke again and how they managed to meet up and reignite their spark after so long.

How Did Jack Jr. Become Famous?

This Is Us: 10 Questions That Remain Unanswered
This Is Us: 10 Questions That Remain Unanswered

Jack Jr.’s flashbacks show that he became a famous musician. He was also happily married with children of his own. But this is all that was shown of adult Jack Jr.

He had a happy and fulfilling life, managing to achieve the dream his mother, and even grandmother, had so long wanted for themselves. But fans wanted to know more about Jack Jr’s story, including his rise to fame, and even his life growing up as an older child and young adult.

Hailey And Her Biological Mom

This Is Us: 10 Questions That Remain Unanswered
This Is Us: 10 Questions That Remain Unanswered

One of the most touching storylines was when Kate and Toby met Ellie and she decided to choose them as the adoptive parents of her daughter. That daughter became Hailey, Jack Jr.’s half-sister, who was seen in a flash-forward episode as an adult. But it was soul-crushing when Ellie asked Kate and Toby not to contact her again, because being in touch with her child or knowing anything about her would be too painful.

Fans are curious about whether Hailey ever asked about her biological mother, or if Kate or Toby ever contacted Ellie, and what that dynamic was like. Especially knowing what Randall went through with Rebecca knowing who his biological father was and not telling him, one of the biggest plot twists on This Is Us, Kate would likely be especially sensitive to helping Hailey and Ellie connect. She would know how much it might hurt Hailey to never meet the woman who gave birth to her.

Do Kevin And Sophie Have A Baby?

This Is Us: 10 Questions That Remain Unanswered
This Is Us: 10 Questions That Remain Unanswered

Kevin has the twins with Madison, and they spend time with him and Sophie often at the cabin. However, fans wonder if Kevin and Sophie ever decided to have a child of their own. Sophie didn’t seem keen on having children, but that could also be because she never found the right person to have them with.

Being with Kevin, her true soulmate, fans wonder if they ever decided to expand their family or were happy with the way things were at home and finally being able to enjoy one another as fully mature adults.

Does Kevin Ever Act Again?

This Is Us: 10 Questions That Remain Unanswered
This Is Us: 10 Questions That Remain Unanswered

Kevin decided he would move into the cabin with Sophie and stay put there, see his kids, care for Rebecca, and run his Big Three construction company. This meant presumably leaving his acting career behind or being much choosier about the roles he took.

Or did it? Some eagle-eyed fans noticed awards sitting on the mantle in the cabin that might indicate Kevin continued to act, perhaps just not in anything that took him away from his family for extended periods of time. It’s possible Kevin found the right balance of family time, running his own business, and taking the odd acting gig here and there. Nonetheless, no definitive answer was given as to the course of his career after he moved.

Is Cassidy Okay?

This Is Us: 10 Questions That Remain Unanswered
This Is Us: 10 Questions That Remain Unanswered

While fans were not keen on Kevin ending up with Cassidy, they did love the best friend vibes between them. And fans were rooting for Cassidy, who made a profound impact on both Kevin and Nicky’s lives, despite dealing with her own tremendous trauma.

It would have been great to see some type of closure for the character who was in such pivotal storylines. But fans don’t know if she’s doing well, if she and Kevin kept in touch, and if she continued to work for his construction company.

What Happened With Rebecca’s Family?

This Is Us: 10 Questions That Remain Unanswered
This Is Us: 10 Questions That Remain Unanswered

There was a lot told about the families of other characters, including Jack, Miguel, and even Randall once he discovered his biological mother didn’t die after he was born. But not much was told about Rebecca’s family other than the odd appearance of her parents in flashback scenes. It’s odd this wasn’t explored further given that Rebecca ranks among the best characters on This Is Us.

She had a tumultuous relationship with her parents, who never approved of her marrying Jack. But not much was shown of Rebecca’s childhood. Her train trips with her father served as an important plot device for the finale but were never really explored more in flashbacks. What’s more, Rebecca had a sister, and it was never revealed what happened to her and why she wasn’t around. There were glimpses of Rebecca’s mother making racist remarks, which might have put a wedge in their relationship to explain the absence.

The Marcus Storyline

This Is Us: 10 Questions That Remain Unanswered
This Is Us: 10 Questions That Remain Unanswered

One episode introduced a few new characters, and it was all for a specific context: to explain how everything that happens happens for a reason. When Jack died in the hospital, his doctor had only left him for a moment to care for a critically ill patient, believing Jack to be just fine.

The critically ill patient was saved and went on to create a life-changing drug to treat Alzheimer’s, the very same illness that plagued Rebecca. It made Jack’s death mean something. It was a random story that was designed to serve a simple purpose. Nonetheless, it had fans wanting to know more about Marcus and if there were deeper connections between the two families

The Other Randall Children

This Is Us: 10 Questions That Remain Unanswered
This Is Us: 10 Questions That Remain Unanswered

A lot of focus was placed on Deja and her life and relationship with Randall. But this came at the expense of his other daughters, Tess and Annie, who didn’t get much screen time. What did they go on to do in life? Were they successful, married, or have children of their own?

Deja did have the most interesting storyline. But given that Tess and Annie were on the show from the beginning and would have been young adults during the flash-forward, fans should have learned what was going on in their lives.

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