How Are You Doing After *That* Death In This Is Us?

by Christine Marie Attardo

So we have to wait until February 27th for a new episode of NBC’s, This Is Usand maybe that’s a good thing. You’d have to live under a rock not to know that a major death happened in the show last week. It’s one that we’ve been waiting for since the beginning of the series. Well, it happened. Yes, it was awful.

[***Spoilers for This Is Us 2.15 below!!]

I have to say, while I was aware his death was coming, I was worried the way it happened wouldn’t be satisfying. Now, I know what you’re thinking. How could a death be satisfying? I mean in the sense of what we got to see. Technically, Jack died off screen, but he got to say a lot of things before doing so. Yes, it was unexpected in the sense that the doctor said he would be okay shortly before he went into cardiac arrest from smoke inhalation. However, we knew it was coming and we got some final glances of Jack looking at his family with deep love in his eyes.

I always walk away from these types of episodes asking myself why it hits me so hard. I think a lot of people feel the same, and it’s simply because it makes us think of our dads and what they would do for us. When I was watching Jack carry that mattress to block huge flames from harming his daughter, I knew my dad would have done the same for me. Cue the tears…

Thankfully, we don’t have to worry about missing Jack in future episodes, because according to the promo below…his story is just beginning. Take a look, stock up on tissues, and take a breath. This Is Us returns on February 27th, 2018.