It鈥檚 been an emotional couple of weeks (oh, who are we kidding 鈥 YEARS) for fans of This Is Us, as the mystery of Jack Pearson鈥檚 death slowly unraveled. Finally, in the post-Super Bowl episode, we learned what actually happened to TV鈥檚 favorite father, and though people are struggling to move on, star Milo Ventimiglia wants viewers to know that this isn鈥檛 the last we鈥檒l see of his beloved character.

鈥淛ust so everyone knows it鈥Jack Pearson lives in all of our hearts,鈥 Ventimiglia tweeted after the heartbreaking episode. 鈥淗e鈥檚 you. He鈥檚 me. He鈥檚 Us. Thank you all for supporting our show. We love you all.鈥 While Ventimiglio鈥檚 sentiment was sweet, it was the last part of his tweet that caught our eyes (and our hearts).

鈥淎nd this isn鈥檛 the end of Jack,鈥 he wrote. 鈥淪tay tuned.鈥

He shared a similar sentiment in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, saying, 鈥淚 really think people are going to have a hard time accepting it, but what they should know is that even when we do find out Jack鈥檚 death, it doesn鈥檛 mean that Jack goes away. That鈥檚 a good thing to remind people of 鈥 I鈥檓 not going away from the show, Jack is still around. There is still so much story to mine in this world of This Is Us.鈥

Of course, Jack only ever existed as a fixture in the past, and it stands that, as the show continues to explore the Pearsons鈥 past and present, there鈥檚 no escaping the beloved patriarch鈥檚 influence on all aspects of their lives. But leave it to Ventimiglia 鈥 who has always taken his role in supporting fans through the show鈥檚 emotional ups and downs seriously 鈥 to give us the reassurance we need in this highly vulnerable time.

On Sunday night鈥檚 episode, it was revealed that the house fire was actually the indirect cause of Jack鈥檚 death. After escaping with his family unharmed, he was being treated for smoke inhalation at the hospital when he went into cardiac arrest and died.

While the moment of Jack鈥檚 death has long been touted as the emotional apex of the show, we can鈥檛 help but feel that watching the Pearson family in the direct aftermath is going to be just as devastating (if not more so).

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