This Is Us News: We Will Get Answers About Jack’s Death In Season 2


BEVERLY HILLS — This Is Us will provide some early answers about the death of Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia) when it returns for Season 2 on Sept. 26.

Some fans were disappointed that they didn’t learn the fate of the character, who is dead in the present day in the time-shifting drama, in last season’s finale.

“If that is a question that’s haunting people, in the course of the second season they will get all the answers they need,” executive producer Dan Fogelman told the Television Critics Association press tour Thursday. “The first episode has a big, giant piece of the puzzle that will essentially set the Internet abuzz.” 


It’s hard to find a bigger This Is Us fan than me. I’m all in on this show. You think it would just be a crying fest, which it is, but it’s so creative and continues to throw in cliffhangers / shockers every episode. You get more and more clues into how their lives turned out. Without a doubt, the biggest question on every fan’s mind is this:

How did Jack die?

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How did Jack die might be the second biggest question in the world of TV behind who will sit on the Iron Throne at the end of Game of Thrones. We haven’t gotten a lot of clues about Jack’s death. There have been some hints that have been shown / said. The kids look young at the funeral, around their later high school / early college years. Kate said that Jack’s death was “her fault” and still lives with the guilt. In the finale, they teased drinking and driving, but nothing came of it besides that Jack is going to go to a dark place in Season 2. You can scour the Internet for theories (which I’ve read) about how Jack died in 9/11,  the USAir flight 427 plane crash from from Chicago to Pittsburgh in 1994, suicide, drinking / driving, murdered by Miguel, etc. I’ve heard them all and the one that has the most traction and credibility (IMO) is the USAir flight. However, I’m still just as clueless as you.

So I’m glad the creators have said they’re going to give us more pieces to the puzzle for Jack’s death especially in the first episode. Since the show was already renewed for Season 3, I don’t think they’ll show how Jack died in Season 2, but I think we’ll get A LOT of clues to strengthen some theories.

I’m going to put out a big This Is Us preview in September so for now, if you haven’t finished Season 1, stop what you are doing and go watch 18 episodes. It’s worth it. Trust me. Also, CAN WE GET A REAL TRAILER FOR SEASON 2 ALREADY? I’m getting restless.

This Is Us: The Show That Everyone Should Be Watching


I’ll be honest. When NBC was promoting the hell out of this show during the summer, I thought it would be a clunker. Here’s another show that won’t even make it two months without being cancelled.

I will be the first to say that I was completely wrong. This Is Us is an awesome show. The concept is pretty unique. I’ll do my best not to spoil. It’s about family life and how the lives of random people can be intertwined and come together as one. I get it. I know that was a shitty explanation but I really don’t want to give it away.

The show will take you on an emotional roller coaster. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll be happy. You’ll be sad. You’ll say “what is going on? Did I miss that?” I am not a cryer. That’s not me being a tough guy. That’s just a fact. I don’t cry at funerals and I don’t cry at the end of The Notebook. That being said, if you cry, I totally understand because there are a lot of emotional moments. A lot of tough topics are covered. Death, weight, not fitting in, being different, etc. It’s all stuff that regular joe’s like you and me have dealt with to a degree at some points in our life. It’s relatable.

Now I know there are a few hardos out there saying “This is a chick’s show.” From the outside, it may look like that. But once you watch it, it’s really interesting and well done. There are plot twists after plot twists after plot twists. I mean just watch episode one and you’ll understand what I’m saying. The show really keeps you guessing and it’s very entertaining.

This Is Us returns tonight for it’s 11th episode. Only 18 this season so you have time to catch up. Do it. Do it.

P.S. – The show was created by Dan Fogelman aka the writer of Crazy, Stupid, Love. I know you all like that movie so stop lying to yourself.

P.S.S. – Mandy Moore – BACK