This Is Us Introduced Old Jack In Its Season Finale Trailer, Because WTF

Jack in the This is Us trailer

While there is a ton of fantastic content being produced for the small screen, there are few shows that pack as emotional a punch as NBC's This Is Us. The show is largely synonymous with the crying fits it often springs on its audience. While the most recent episode focused on the Deja's journey throughout Season 2, next week's finale will finally bring us to Kate and Toby's wedding day. Fans are eager to see the happy couple finally tie the knot, but the trailer for the episode also provided a major shocker: an older and grey Jack Pearson with his wife. You can check out the trailer below.

Does anybody else have chills? This Is Us showed us a glimpse of what Jack would look like as an older man, and it looks like the finale is not going to be skimpy when it comes to tear jerking moments.

With Jack's horrifying death finally revealed, many fans and critics were left to wonder how he'd fit into the narrative of This Is Us moving forward. Because he died in the middle timeline of the series, Jack is fairly limited in regards to how he could factor into stories happening in the present. While we'll still no doubt see plenty of Jack's romantic gestures and fantastic parenting, where could the character possibly go?

The trailer for next Tuesday's season finale potentially opens up some new doors, as we see Jack and Rebecca speaking and even touching at Kate's wedding. While it's entirely possible that old Jack will only appear in this single episode, This is Us is a show that likes to take risks and play with its various timelines. As such, maybe the finale will open up a plot line revolving old Jack. The question is how.

One possibility is that old man Jack could appear only to Rebecca, and that they may continue communicating throughout Season 3. Despite the years and distance, Rebecca continues to honor Jack and look for signs that he's around. This could bring Jack to the contemporary timeline, rather than keeping him limited in the past.

But it's most likely that Jack will simply appear to his family during Kate's big day. The trailer features Jack speaking with young Kate about her wedding, and he'd no doubt want to be there. Smart money says there will be an especially moment where he sees her/walks her down the isle, and we'll all weep. I hope everyone has stocked up on tissues.

This Is Us airs Tuesdays on NBC. In the meantime, check out our midseason premiere list to plan your next binge watch. Plus our Amazon premiere list and superhero premiere list to make sure you don't miss a single episode.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.