Get your tissues ready! This Is Us
' biggest mystery will finally be resolved in the much-awaited post-Super Bowl episode of the NBC series. Jack's fate has been teased since the beginning of the series and, in the episode "That'll Be the Day
," we finally learned what caused the fire that consumed the family home. But there are still more questions surrounding Jack's death. How exactly did he die? And what does Kate have to do with his death? Fortunately, this episode promises to answer everything we need to know.
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In the teaser released by NBC for the post-Super Bowl episode, Jack struggles to save his family (except Kevin who wasn't home that night) from the fire. "Take deep breaths," Jack tells his kids. The promo ends with Jack surrounded by flames as the voiceover promises, "All of your questions will be answered."
According to Milo Ventimiglia, who plays Jack, this episode will be "an absolute soul-crushing event."
"Once you figure out the moment where it's going to happen, you may get some hope -- and then it's all going to go away," he teased to Entertainment Weekly
So what happens next once the questions surrounding Jack's demise are answered? Series creator Dan Fogelman reveals to The Hollywood Reporter
there's more to This Is Us
than Jack's death.
"It goes to a lot of places," he said of the show following Jack's death. "We're not even at our halfway mark with the series, and this was always the plan. There's a big plan for the series, and you'll see how that relates to Jack and this family in the Super Bowl episode. That all being said, I would argue that this season, outside of our first episode and these last two, we barely touched upon Jack's death. It's been almost entirely about the storyline with Kate's pregnancy, Kevin's alcohol addiction, Randall and Beth fostering a child, and Jack and Rebecca informing those stories in the past."
"Many of our best episodes had absolutely nothing to do with Jack's death, and that will continue to be the case," he explained. "And then we're going to new places where people don't even know quite yet exactly where the show is going and what it's about, and that's going to start revealing itself as we move forward."
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