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Spoilers ahead for the most recent episode of This Is Us.
Season 2 of NBC's This Is Us has been absolutely brutal. As usual, each and every episode brings a ton of heart wrenching moments, leaving millions of viewers ugly crying on their couch. The show's second season has also been giving plenty of hints about the circumstances around Jack's death, and the triplets' shared trauma is starting to make more sense. Last week's episode revealed that the Pearsons never changed their smoke detector's batteries, and this week showed a faulty crockpot is the reason for the fire. Jack's death is just around the corner, and actor Milo Ventimiglia recently revealed how much of a gut punch it's going to be for the fans, saying:
It's just 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. I think the best thing I can say --- or the worst thing I can say --- is: It's going to be fucking painful.
It looks like the post-Super Bowl episode is going to be especially brutal, and This Is Us fans should probably keep some extra tissues handy. With a horrifying fire breaking out in the Pearson home, it's unclear how the rest of the family will make it out alive. But Jack's determination to keep his family safe will likely be heartbreaking and inspiring, and fans will finally understand what the family has been grappling with all these years.
In the same conversation with EW, Milo Ventimiglia also revealed how Jack will factor into This Is Us once the audience is finally privy to his final moments. Fear not Ventimiglia fans, it looks like we'll still see plenty of Jack and his bulky physique after his onscreen death. And according to the actor, it'll help the audience deal with their own form of grief.
When they learn what happened to Jack, I think people are going to find themselves surprised with their own emotion. I really think people are going to have a hard time accepting it, but what they should know is that even when we do find out Jack's death, it doesn't mean that Jack goes away. That's a good thing to remind people of --- I'm not going away from the show, Jack is still around. There is still so much story to mine in this world of This Is Us. I think at that point then you gotta start wondering if anyone else is going to die. I'm going, 'Whoo! All right! I'm off the hook!'
Great. Now This Is Us fans have more reason to be emotionally damaged. Because while Jack's death is something we've been waiting for, Milo Ventimiglia seems to think anyone could be killed off in the future.
You can check out the trailer for the next terrifying episode of This Is Us below.
Oof. I'm truly not ready. Luckily, we have to wait until the Super Bowl to see how it all shakes down. This Is Us fans are going to have to make sure they don't get too much of a food coma during the Big Game, as you won't want to miss the explosive episode when it drops.