"This Is Us" fans, maybe you're not that wrong about what happens to Jack Pearson? There are only two episodes left, including tonight's (March 7) episode, "What Now?" The last time we saw Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia), he was drinking away his pain, which led many fans to think he might die in a drunk-driving related incident. But now we're thinking alcohol is more related to ending his marriage than his life.
The show's stars have tried to tell fans Jack's death is devastating and surprising, and we'll never guess the details. But Milo Ventimiglia just talked about Jack's drinking in interviews with Entertainment Weekly and TVLine, and he suggests the sauce leads Jack to make a bad decision. If he doesn't drive drunk, does he (gasp!) cheat on Rebecca (Mandy Moore)? Jack seems to share a look with Miguel's assistant, Heather, in the photo above...
"I think everybody wants to speculate and wonder what it is that could possibly pull Jack and Rebecca apart," Ventimiglia told TVLine. "There are a lot of different things in life that pull any couple apart, whether it's work or career or a spark with someone else. I think there are a lot of teasing elements that, of course, are going to be out there and questions that are going to get asked. I constantly tell people, 'Just wait. All answers will come, probably pretty quick.'"
Ventimiglia also talked to EW about his character's choice to end the Valentine's Day episode by returning to alcohol. "Jack has years later decided to take up a drink again. It can't be good for many reasons, and alcohol only messes up and further clouds judgment. So you got to believe that Jack's judgment is going to be clouded in a time that he's already really trying to hang onto his family structure. Even though he's looking for that escape, that escape ultimately will come back and bite him in the ass."
After "What Now?" we just have the season finale, called "Moonshadow," which airs March 14 and has this synopsis from NBC: "Jack heads to Cleveland to make things right with Rebecca on the night of her first big gig with the band. Randall, Kate and Kevin make big decisions about their futures."
Sounds like Jack makes it home OK, if he heads to Cleveland to "make things right with Rebecca." However, Ventimiglia had this to say about the big finale: "It'll stress you the f—k out." Well, what else is new?
"This Is Us" airs Tuesday at 9 p.m. on NBC.
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