This Is Us' Super Bowl Episode Promises All Your Questions About Jack's Death Will Be Answered

NBC's Emmy-winning drama is finally going to reveal how Milo Ventimiglia's character died

By Chris Harnick Jan 24, 2018 2:53 PMTags
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This Is Us fans, this is what you wanted, right? In the Tuesday, Jan. 23 episode of the Emmy-winning NBC drama viewers saw Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia) seemingly seal his fate.

"I know. It's a lot (but you wanted to know!). We have the world's best fans," This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman tweeted. "Thank you guys for caring. I'm sorry if you're crying. I blame @MiloVentimiglia for being so spectacular."

The episode saw Jack and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) celebrating the Super Bowl and making plans for the future—they were going to team up on the Big Three Homes construction company—but then tragedy struck. Jack didn't turn off the crockpot properly and the infamous Pearson house fire began.

Fogelman showed Moore, Ventimiglia and Sterling K. Brown the episode before it aired on NBC. Their reaction? See for yourself below.

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In the promo for This Is Us' post-Super Bowl episode, fans get a glimpse at the fire ravaging the home and now you know why the Pearson kids are so traumatized by their father's death. "It's my fault," Kate (Chrissy Metz) previously said. But how is it her fault? The promo above may provide a clue, Jack can be seen helping teenage Kate out of the house and in the Tuesday, Jan. 23 episode Kate struggled with adopting a dog. Did Jack go back to save the dog and it cost him his life?

"All of your questions will be answered," the voiceover in the promo says.

Be sure to set extra time on your DVR to account for any football game overruns.

This Is Us airs Tuesdays, 9 p.m. on NBC. The Super Bowl airs Sunday, Feb. 4 on NBC.

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