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Please God Please Don't Let This "This Is Us" Fan Theory Be Right

Get the tissues out.

Look, I don't have to tell you that This Is Us is the emotional roller-coaster ride we all need right now.

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And if you've been keeping up, then you know World's Hottest and Greatest Dad™, Jack, dies at some point in his kids' lives.

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And a new fan theory suggests that Jack may have died in the 9/11 attacks.


Here's the evidence: 1) Kate gets really freaked out while on a plane, and 2) we see Kevin destroy all of his model planes at some point in his childhood. Plus, 3) Randall works in New York City, and he and his mom live in a nearby suburb, which means the family likely grew up there, and Daddy Jack could've gotten a city job at some point.

Nbc / Ron Batzdorff / NBC

Of course, there are ways to poke holes in this theory.


Like the fact that the Big Three appear to be teenagers at the time of the funeral, but based off the timeline of the pilot, they would've turned 21 in 2001. So the dates there aren't adding up. Plus, Kate mentions she watched the 2006 Super Bowl with her dad...unless she was lying or meant his ashes?

  1. So, is this theory on to something? Did Jack die in the Sept. 11 attacks?

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So, is this theory on to something? Did Jack die in the Sept. 11 attacks?
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    Sure, and yes, it would make me weep.
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    Dear lord, I hope not.
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    Not at all. But I'm still crying!

All I know is that I'm started to tear up just thinking about it, so, yeah...brb.


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