The wait is almost over! After the Season 1 finale of This Is Us came and went without any mention of Jack's death, fans will finally get their answer.
In a sneak peek of the highly anticipated second season of the NBC show, viewers were invited to share why they loved the show before being surprised by the cast— and you're definitely going to need tissues.
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As for what we can expect when the show returns in September, Sterling K. Brown, who plays Randall, announced Jack's cause of death will be revealed.
"I know we'll find out how Jack dies and I know we'll see it," he told E!. "Don't cry yet! I can't tell you exactly when it will happen...it will happen this season."
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In Episode 17 on March 7, we got a hint about the Pearson patriarch’s demise when his daughter Kate (Chrissy Metz) told her fiancé Toby, “It’s my fault… I’m the reason he’s dead.”
As fans know, Jack’s marriage to Rebecca (Mandy Moore) hit a rough patch when the Big Three were teenagers, and last night saw the devoted father, played to perfection by Milo Ventimiglia, accept a drink from his flirty co-worker Heather (Megan West). But thankfully, the architect had the sense to stop her advances before things went too far.
Jack and Heather on This Is Us. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
So what did Kate mean when she claimed responsibility for her dad’s death? Well, the final scene showed Jack calling his daughter from a pay phone outside of a bar to tell her that he wants to fix his marriage to Rebecca before getting into a car while drunk.
Naturally, this led viewers to speculate that the handsome Steelers fan dies in a drunk-driving accident. “My God does jack drink himself to death on This Is Us,” one person wrote on Twitter, while another said, “I knew DUI was the reason of Jack's death.”
Jack and young Kate (Mackenzie Hancsicsak) on This Is Us. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
But Milo previously revealed to Us Weekly that “we’re a ways off” from seeing Jack’s actual death play out on screen.
“People are truly going to grieve — not mourn — grieve,” the 39-year-old added in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “It will happen when [series creator] Dan [Fogelman] wants to tell that story… It’s going to happen when it’s supposed to happen, but also it’s got to be a large impact that drives these kids and Rebecca into the second part of their life.”
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