‘This Is Us’ episode 5 reaction: The truth about Jack’s fate

This Is Us -You know the expression “you don’t know Jack”? Well, we’ve come to know more about Jack over the course of the past few episodes of NBC’s “This Is Us,” and we cannot say tonight that the news is good.

By the end of tonight’s new episode, it was learned officially that the character (played by Milo Ventimiglia) was not alive in the present, which does help to explain further why Rebecca moved on with her life romantically. Unfortunately, this was not the only death news that we received during the episode, since we also saw presumably the end of William, as well. This is a show unafraid to cover a lot of ground in a relatively short period of time; think about the notion of us being only five episodes into the season, and yet we know the endpoints potentially for two of our main characters.

With that being said, there are still many holes that need to be filled up along the way, and we imagine that much of the drama from here on out will be about learning what happened along the way.

In speaking about the reveal related to his own specific character, Ventimiglia had the following to say to Entertainment Weekly:

“It’s a little bittersweet. I think it’s great that everybody understands where Jack is and what it means, but at the same time, I personally think about, “Well, that means that Jack isn’t around his kids in the present day. When did that happen? When did he pass? At what point did his lessons to those kids stop? Do they take him as just a memory?” Those are the things that I start to consider and wonder.”

Hopefully, these are answers that come out in the weeks ahead. For now, head over here to read a preview for what is coming up next. (Photo: NBC.)

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