Trust no one, Jack! As any This Is Us fan knows, the patriarch of the Pearson family (Milo Ventimiglia) eventually dies while his three kids are in their teens, before the show jumps forward to follow their adult lives. Speculation from fans about Jack’s death has been rampant for weeks — and a new theory centering on Miguel (Jon Huertas) is particularly creepy.
The Tuesday, February 7, episode of NBC’s tearjerking drama showcased some heart-tugging moments between Jack and his close pal Miguel, the man who eventually marries Jack’s wife, Rebecca (Mandy Moore). Dramatic irony aside, we got to witness Miguel’s marriage fall apart while Jack and Rebecca struggled through their own marital problems.
Was there tension between Jack and his newly unattached best bud? Some fans think there was. A few even speculated that Miguel may be the one who eventually takes Jack’s life. Is it possible that Miguel had eyes for Rebecca and knew the only way she’d split from Jack was through death?
Clearly, it would be pretty crazy if Rebecca didn’t realize she was married to her late husband’s murderer! Talk about a drastic theory — but one we can’t stop thinking about.
This fan speculated that Miguel wasn’t directly responsible for Jack’s death but had a hand in it.
— Sean Bertollo (@Ollotreb) January 29, 2017
Another viewer is fairly convinced that Miguel indeed offs Jack.
— John Roach (@JohnRoach2) February 8, 2017
This fan tweeted at Ventimiglia that Miguel killed Jack in the pilot episode. Um, maybe we missed something?
So clearly Milo hasn’t been told Miguel kills Jack in the Season Opener. #spoilers
— Raymond McNeel (@RaymondMcNeel) January 18, 2017
One viewer even had a revenge plot in mind for the late Jack. We have a feeling plenty of fans would be able to get behind this one.
Tell Us: How do you think Jack dies? What do you think about the Miguel-as-murderer theory?
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