“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.”
This Is Us crew, ASSEMBLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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?
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.