The biggest twist yet! This Is Us fans were in for an unquestionable shocker during the Tuesday, October 25, episode when it was revealed that the remains of Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) currently reside on his daughter's mantel, meaning the show's patriarch is no longer alive in the present-day scenes. Ventimiglia told Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview that the NBC drama's fans can expect to soon learn a lot more about Rebecca (Mandy Moore) and Jack's marriage, along with how Miguel (Jon Huertas) — Rebecca's current husband and Jack's onetime best friend — plays into the story line.
Ventimiglia, 39, said he feels a "sense of relief" in no longer having to keep quiet about the fact that his character perishes. "I guess there is a bit of relief, but it's also knowing that I'm never going to be with my kids in the present day," the actor said. "It’s a little bittersweet."
Of course, there is still plenty of mystery surrounding Jack's death, including what caused it. "I think there’s going to be a whole lot of disrepair and repair that happens between where we see Jack now as well as where his end is met," the Gilmore Girls alum said. "I would urge people to not worry too much about how and when, and just accept that Jack has limited time, and know that every moment he has with his kids, with his wife, is going to be the most important thing to him."
Fans also continue to be in the dark about whether Jack and Rebecca's marriage ended before the death, and whether Miguel played any role in all of this.
"There's a lot to discover about who Miguel is and how he was involved in the family's life," Ventimiglia pointed out. "That's where we are even still building from — just nine, ten episodes [into filming], there's still a lot that’s going to be happening in the past with Miguel and Jack and Rebecca, as well as in the present day. You’re going to learn a lot more about him as you see he's just 'Grandpa' to [Randall's daughters,] little Tess and Annie."
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This Is Us airs on NBC Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET.
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