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Does the This Is Us Cast Know How Jack Pearson Dies? Here's One Major Spoiler About Season 2

Get your tissues out: Justin Hartley and Chris Sullivan reveal all. 

By Jocelyn Vena
The This Is Us Cast Preview Season 2

Theories as to how Milo Ventimiglia's This Is Us character Jack Pearson dies have been much disucssed by fans following the season's recently-wrapped Season 1. Lucky for you, The Daily Dish got the show's stars to reveal all their secrets about the beloved TV patriarach. OK, so that might be a bit of an exaggeration about the tea the cast spilled, but we did recently catch up with cast members Justin Hartley and Chris Sullivan for some scoop about the sophomore season of the NBC drama, which will air Thursdays this fall.

"You don't want to know [about Season 2]. No, you don't want to know. No, you don't — then you're spoiled," Justin teased at the NBCUniversal Upfronts in New York. "As soon as I tell you — which I don't know, but if I did know and I told you, you'd be like, 'Oh, man, now you ruined Season 2 for me.' You think you want to know, but you don't want to know."

Justin may have been playing it coy, but Chris had some predictions for what he'd like to see going forward. "I'd like to see [my character] Toby and Kate (Chrissy Metz) tie the knot. I'd like to see Toby and Kate get real, get serious," he said "And hunker down and see what a real, vulnerable relationship looks like."

"Episode 1: Jack is dead. Episode 2: Jack's still dead. That's all I got," Chris joked. "That's as far as I know. I know nothing. But I know how Jack dies."

Turns out everyone (well, except the audience) knows how the show's beloved patriarch passes way, which one of the show's biggest mysteries to date. "We all do," Justin said of the cast's secret. "I mean it's a death, so it's tragic. But it's the way in which it happens... they're writing this thing so beautifully in every single way, and the way in which they tell the story generationally is, I'm not sure it's done on television the way that Dan [Fogelman] and the writers are doing it. It's just a joy to be around."

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