Miguel is back — and he just might be more hated than ever. This Is Us‘ Tuesday, January 17, stand-alone episode featured a younger version of the character (played by Jon Huertas) golfing with Jack (Milo Ventimiglia), which prompted a fresh round of angry tweets from fans speculating that Miguel stabs his buddy in the back.
In the episode that took place entirely in the ’80s, Miguel attempted to lure Jack away from his very pregnant wife, Rebecca (Mandy Moore), and get him to escape the impending burden of fatherhood through the age-old tradition of golf. As Miguel told Jack, “Being a father means every once in a while you get to buy yourself something because your kids get everything else.”
Of course, Jack being Jack, he turned down Miguel’s offer and opted to be by his wife’s side, even saying, “She’s, like, Exorcist-level bad [right now], but I still don’t want to escape her.… I want to freeze time just so I can get a little bit more.” Yes, he’s that perfect.
Considering present-day Miguel is now married to Rebecca, and Jack has gone off to the great big putting green in the sky, viewers are currently more convinced than ever that sometimes the bad guy wins. Some fans tweeted theories about how Miguel may have bridged the gap from peer-pressuring friend to Rebecca’s future husband, while others were just plain furious!
Perhaps the series’ devotees would be well-advised to trust Moore, who told Us Weekly at a press event on Wednesday, January 18, that she believes Miguel will soon win over the doubters. The actress also pointed out that she doesn’t think there was any “overlap” in Rebecca’s relationships with the two men.
Fans don’t quite agree with Moore, judging by the selection of tweets below.
Miguel is shady right? Am I the only one who thinks this? #ThisIsUs
— noonecanknowmysecret (@n1ckms) January 19, 2017
that’s what I’m trying to figure out! I think Miguel was scoping her from the beginning tho #ThisisUs
— ✨Alisaha Deshan✨ (@XLeeeeshX) January 18, 2017
Here to tweet my weekly hatred of Miguel. #ThisIsUs
— ?️IG?️ALLA?️REAST (@YoungJazzyHo) January 18, 2017
I hate when men act like fatherhood is a terrible hell hole they got sucked into. Shut up Miguel! You are the worst! #ThisIsUs
— Melissa Bonardi (@melineb1113) January 18, 2017
Now that I know Jack’s dead, I feel like younger Miguel is plotting on Rebecca. Womp. #ThisIsUs
— Britni Danielle (@BritniDWrites) January 18, 2017
What does Rebecca end up seeing in Miguel? Is he blackmailing her? I just don’t understand. #ThisIsUs
— Megan (@mots15) January 18, 2017
— Simolocked (@Coliveraddicted) January 18, 2017
Tell Us: Do you see what Rebecca sees in Miguel? And how do you think he ends up with her?
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