NBC is currently riding high on its acclaimed drama This Is Us. The series is one of the most popular and viral shows on the air, with each episode reducing TV fans into blubbering emotional messes. The story of the Pearson family only continues to expand, as multiple timelines were explored throughout the course of the show's second season. With Kate's wedding and old man Jack's mysterious appearance finally in the rear view, the question is what Season 3 might contain. One member of the family who never gets enough love is Miguel, played by Castle alum Jon Huertas. I recently had the chance to speak with Huertas about his role in This Is Us, where he revealed what he'd like to see from Miguel in Season 3.
Of course, you want to definitely see how Rebecca and Miguel start their relationship. You want to see how it affects the family, the Pearson family, the big 3. I'm really curious to see why there's been an estrangement between Miguel's kids and him. I wonder if it's because of the relationship that he develops with Rebecca, or I wonder if its because he and his wife Shelly got divorced.
This Is Us is a show that likes to slowly peel back the layers of its characters, and Miguel is certainly no exception. He's one of the few characters that is in both the past and present timeline, yet we know very little about the details of the character's life. This is exactly what Jon Huertas is hoping changes in the show's third season on NBC.
One of the big plot points in Season 2 of This Is Us was the mysterious circumstances revolving around Jack's death. This event was what most Season 2 was leading up to, and the results were emotionally exhausting. Because those gaps of time were being filled in the show's sophomore run, there wasn't a ton of time to let Miguel take the spotlight. He had some great moments at the bar while Kevin was in rehab, but we don't know how he and Rebecca became a romantic couple.
This Is Us' producers and execs no doubt understand the mysterious still hidden within the show, and have already done the groundwork for eventually shining a light on Miguel and Rebecca's relationship. A brief glimpse of it showed in the episode "Super Bowl", where Rebecca told Miguel he had to be strong for the kids, in the wake of Jack's sudden death. It'll be fascinating to see how they eventually get closer, and where the hell his family is in the modern timeline.