Can anything possibly prepare us to find out more about Jack's death?
I'm not really sure it can. We have the hint from Dan Fogelman at the TCA Press Tour that This Is Us Season 1 Episode 13 will reveal the when of the death.
The how will come much later. Much.
Also during this hour, Kevin makes a decision about his love life and Kate begins her journey to gastric bypass surgery. It's the latter that drives the "when" reveal.
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One! - This Is Us Season 1 Episode 13
It's time to celebrate the first Pearson birthday with a full household. Randall, Kate, Kevin and Big Daddy!
Five! - This Is Us Season 1 Episode 13
Five years have gone by since the Pearsons have become a family. Kevin, Kate, Randall (the oldest child, if we remember the "new" story correctly) and Big Daddy, Jack are going to celebrate.
Eight Maybe? - This Is Us Season 1 Episode 13
Guessing on the age of this one, because part of "Three Sentences" is the difficulty Jack and Rebecca have when they decide to throw the triplets (hey, they're still 'lets!) their own, separate birthday parties for the first time ever when they turn ten. Talk about a logistical nightmare!
Hey Baby - This Is Us Season 1 Episode 13
Can you just imagine Jack rolling over with a sultry, "Hey baby," to Rebecca? Yep, he'll make millions of hearts flutter the world over.
Gifts! - This Is Us Season 1 Episode 13
It looks like Big Daddy Jack is opening gifts. But expect this one to take a serious turn, or at least a sad one. Not the party, though. I hope.
Best Dad Ever - This Is Us Season 1 Episode 13
I'm pretty sure the consensus is that Jack Pearson is the best dad and husband ever to grace television. So tell me...is that more Jack or more Milo V. getting the honors?