The people behind the scenes at This Is Us know how distraught we are over Jack鈥檚 tragically doomed (fictional) life. Milo Ventimiglia, who plays Papa Pearson (but disagrees with some things he does), even offered to help us cope with the super sad story line. And while there were hints in the first season about Jack鈥檚 iffy (and inevitably heartbreaking) fate, there are bigger 鈥 potentially more devastating? 鈥 things to come in season two.

鈥淲hen it鈥檚 all said and done 鈥 after six seasons of the show, eight seasons of the show, four seasons of the show 鈥 looking back, season two will probably feel like our biggest in story content, just because the moves are really big,鈥 creator Dan Fogelman told Entertainment Weekly. That makes us both wildly excited and totally nervous.

鈥淭here are some heavyweight story lines that people are waiting for and not even expecting that are going to come up that will be hard to match in the future, and then set forth some new bombshell stuff that will carry us through for seasons to come and keep people as interested,鈥 Fogelman continued. (We鈥檙e already grabbing tissues to prep for ALL the tears.)

As fans likely remember, season one ended with Kevin (Justin Hartley) heading to LA despite leaving things somewhat unfinished with his ex-wife Sophie (Alexandra Breckenridge); Kate (Chrissy Metz) focusing on her singing career while also wanting to create a healthy relationship with Toby (Chris Sullivan); and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) jobless and pondering adoption with wife Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson).

And then, of course, there鈥檚 the whole Jack situation. 鈥淚t鈥檚鈥 fair to say that we are going to be putting forth some new questions鈥 that particularly involve Jack鈥檚 fate,鈥 Fogelman told EW. 鈥淏ut the answers people are looking for are going to come to them. When exactly? How quickly? I can鈥檛 really talk too much, only to say that a big piece of the puzzle will be delivered very, very early in the season.鈥

We should probably start to emotionally prepare ourselves for the heartrending drama before season two returns to NBC this fall.

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