‘This Is Us’ Cast Continue to Discuss Jack Pearson Death Theories
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‘This Is Us’ Cast Continue to Discuss Jack Pearson Death Theories


Another day, another chance to discuss how Milo Ventimiglia’s character, Jack Pearson, dies.

The entire cast of This Is Us discussed Jack’s fate, and a number of other important topics, at PaleyFest in Los Angeles over the weekend.

“The great thing about the show is it’s kinda like this spider web where we’re able to go off in all directions and delve deep into people,” Glenn Ficarra, an executive producer, told the crowd.

“We got to see Jack from a certain perspective this season, and I think we might get him from another perspective in other characters [next season].”

Things got emotional for Milo when he was asked where the inspiration for his character, who is such a solid father and husband, comes from.

“Here we go. This is the time I cry: my father. [He’s] this man who loves his wife, loves his kids, and it’s really as simple as that,” he said with tears in his eyes.

“I saw that in my own father and there’s not a moment in my life that I don’t think about how he raised us, my sisters and I, and what he gave me just as a man.”

Yep, we’re crying... again.

While many fan theories about Jack’s death were debunked — like the idea Miguel murders him — the plane crash theory still seems like a good guess.

Kristin Dos Santos, who was moderating the event, pointed out a USAir jet crashed just outside of Pittsburgh in 1994, a year that would make sense with the timeline of Jack’s death on the show.

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“There are a bunch of episodes that end in emotion,” John Requa, another executive producer, said without giving too much away. “A couple surprises.”

Also on stage were costars Mandy Moore (Rebecca), Sterling K. Brown (Randall), Justin Hartley (Kevin), Chrissy Metz (Kate), Chris Sullivan (Toby), Ron Cephas Jones (William), Susan Kelechi Watson (Beth), and surprise guests Gerald McRaney (Dr. Kotowski) and Jon Huertas (Miguel).