‘This Is Us’ Fans’ New Theory About Jack and William’s Deaths Will Gut You

This Is Us is singlehandedly ending droughts all over the world with the quantity of tears that it elicits. As any fan of the Pearson family knows, the NBC drama has revolved around two major deaths this season: Jack’s (Milo Ventimiglia) inevitable demise while his kids — a.k.a. the ‘”Big Three” — were teens, and William’s (Ron Cephas Jones) present-day, soon-to-occur passing following his stage-four cancer diagnosis. Fans everywhere, Us included, are on the edge of their seats waiting to see what happens to the two patriarchs of the show — and some viewers are convinced they’ve already unlocked the mystery.

While the show has previously made it clear that Jack dies, it has also been hinting since the start that William’s death is close at hand. William himself has even waxed poetic on the topic of his own fatal ending in countless brilliantly delivered monologues.

Viewers have seen that Jack’s death has been particularly tough on daughter Kate (Chrissy Metz), and it seems safe to assume that William’s will be similarly difficult for biological son Randall (Sterling K. Brown) to handle. On the Tuesday, February 14, episode, Randall suffered a devastating anxiety attack while feeling overwhelmed with work, family obligations and caring for his ailing father.

As the March 14 season finale inches closer, fans have offered a litany of guesses about what happens to both popular characters. Recently, a number of viewers have begun to tweet that the consistently heartbreaking show will reveal both deaths in the same episode — and if that’s the case, countless hearts will clearly shatter, while tissue companies will be reaping serious financial benefits. 

Read on to see what fans are saying about the Jack and William dual-death theory!

This Is Us airs on NBC Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET.

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