Season one of This Is Us threw a lot of twists and turns at audiences, but one of the biggest and most heartbreaking was when it was revealed Jack Pearson is dead in the present. Afterwards it was then also revealed that his wife Rebecca is now married to his best friend Miguel, and immediately fans were hard at work trying to figure out the mystery around Jack’s death and how he died. Now, the theories of his death have ranged from plausible to completely wild, and it seems fans will finally learn the truth in season two! Ahead of finally finding out exactly what happened on the new season of This Is Us, here are all of the theories about his death ranked:
8. Kate Kills Him
Out of all of the theories that have surfaced, this is the one that has gained the least ground from fans. In season one Kate said it was her fault her dad was dead, so many took that literally and started presuming she killed her father albeit accidentally. At the time the show seemed to be leading up to Jack being involved in a drunk driving accident and many theorized that Kate asked him to come pick her up somewhere and, not wanting to let her down, he drove drunk to get her and died in an accident on the way. That isn’t what ends up happening of course and while Kate’s extreme guilt and “It’s my fault” statement might mean she is inadvertently tied to his death, it isn’t likely she killed him accidentally or otherwise.
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