This Is Us: Who Is Nicky's Future Wife

WARNING: The following contains spoilers for This Is Us Season 6, Episode 2, "One Giant Leap," which aired Tuesday January 11th on NBC.

This Is Us finished off Season 5 with some serious cliffhangers and unanswered questions. One of those questions was briefly answered in Season 6, Episode 2, "One Giant Leap" and that was who will be Nicky's wife. Some fans assumed Nicky would reunite with Sally, and they would get married. In that assumption they were half right. Nicky reunited with Sally, but they don't end up together. Instead, the journey he takes to reunite with her gives him the opportunity to meet his future wife, Edie, along the way.

In the episode, Rebecca, Miguel and Nicky take a road trip to find Sally after Rebecca organized the trip the previous episode because she was sick of Nicky complaining about not being brave enough to reach out himself. Nicky almost chickens out, but Rebecca and Miguel help get him to Sally's front door. After an awkward introduction, Sally remembers Nicky and invites the three to stay for dinner. Nicky initially doesn't want to stay when he is introduced to Sally's husband Eric.

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However, he's convinced, and the five sit down to a somewhat awkward meal. Rebecca reveals her Alzheimer's diagnosis, which leads to the whole table admitting all the time they wasted in their lives sweating the small details. However, Nicky takes a different approach. He admits that he's been in love with Sally since 1969, but he doesn't regret a single minute of that long-distance, unrequited pining. He said loving her gave him hope and something to live for when life was at its hardest, and fans know how difficult Nicky's life has been, so that's really saying something.

Nicky and Sally part ways with a goodbye kiss and a promise to say hello again in 50 years. Then, Nicky leaves California and heads back East. Since he's had this reunion, he's able to close this chapter of his life and move onto the next, which sets him up perfectly for when he meets a beautiful woman named Edie, a flight attendant, on his plane, and the two share some brief flirty banter on his travels.

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Then, in the flashforward to Rebecca's deathbed, Edie shows up again, this time as Nicky's wife. Fans still don't know much about Edie, or her love story with Nicky, but now they  know her identity. There are still so many loose ends for the series to wrap up in its final season, but it's nice to some answers about Nicky's love life and know that a character whose suffered for so long is going to be alright.

Created by Dan Fogelman, This Is Us stars Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Sterling K. Brown, Chris Sullivan and Susan Kelechi Watson. New episodes air Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT on NBC.

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