We got so excited watching the season one finale of NBC's This Is Us to find out how Jack died...until they decided to leave us hanging a little bit longer. In a press release sent by NBC, the network announced This Is Us is planning a summer special to air this June in which they will tell us the story behind Jack's death. Titled How Jack Died is a two-and-a-half hour special that will explore the events directly correlating to Jack's death, and how it affected the entire Pearson family.
The special will go back and forth between the present day anniversary of his death, and the day it actually took place. Get the tissues ready!
This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman apologized to fans because they were so disappointed with not finding out how Jack died in the season finale. “We knew the finale would anger some fans but we had no idea just how much. We probably shouldn’t have teased his death in the penultimate episode without following through, so I wanted to make up for it with this action-adventure movie.”
The episode ended with Kate telling Toby that her father's death was her fault, but we never found out why she thought that. We're excited to finally get some answers in this upcoming TV movie. Something to look forward to in June.