‘This Is Us’ pulled another shocking twist at the end of the Sept. 27 episode. The show’s creator, Dan Fogelman, reveals in a new interview that we may not get all the answers about what led to that jaw-dropping final moment for ‘seasons.’ You guys, it’s going to be a slow burn.
The ending of the second episode of This Is Us left us reeling. Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) are NOT together in the present, and she’s married to his best friend Miguel! We have no idea what happened to Jack and Rebecca’s marriage, and we’re probably going to be wondering for a while.
“There are some questions that are going to be not answered for seasons, and it’ll always make sense,” Dan told Entertainment Weekly. “We’re being very careful not to do something and then say “Oh, s—, that doesn’t make sense with what we’re going to be doing later,” but there are some questions in the series. Otherwise we’re just unfolding too much stuff too quickly.”
We caught a glimpse that their marriage wasn’t perfect in the second episode, when Rebecca called out Jack for his drinking and being an absentee father. After a heart-to-heart, Jack vowed to be a better father and husband. Even though they seemed to patch things up, their relationship is going to be a portrait of a true marriage.
“Their marriage in the series, or the first season of the show, is a real marriage with ups and downs,” he continued. “The show is always hopeful, even though it’s heavy and not everything is perfect. It’s fair to say that there can be sadness and sad endings to things for these two, but I think as their love story goes, it’s a hopeful and romantic one, too.”
Dan admitted that he hasn’t even come up with the end of their journey yet, but he likes “to think that great love still exists at the end of it, wherever it ended.”
The most obvious theory as to why Jack and Rebecca are no longer married is that he’s dead. Randall’s kids called Miguel their “Grandpa,” so we’re going to assume they likely never knew Jack. Jack is a family man through and through, and there’s no way he wouldn’t be a part of his grandchildren’s lives. This Is Us airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think happened between Jack and Rebecca? Let us know!