This Is Us: All Of Jack’s Death Theories Ranked
6. Saving Miguel’s Family
In the midst of all of the other suggestions about Jack’s death, the theory that he dies in a house fire really took off has become quite elaborate through the minds of fans. After the idea that Jack dies in a house fire, it was then furthered with the suggestion that he dies while trying to save Miguel’s ex-wife and kids from a house fire. The theory would explain why there is no mention of Miguel’s kids in the present and would further emphasize Jack as the almost perfect man and true hero. Despite being well thought out, there is really no basis for this theory and it can almost certainly be ruled out that Jack doesn’t die in a house fire and certainly not while trying to save Miguel’s family.
Naturally, the death theories took an even darker turn with one suggesting that Jack commits suicide. While suicide does not seem like an angle the show would take for the character, there are many signs that pointed to a darker side to Jack, especially his struggles with drinking and stress at work and with money. The theory also took shape after the Christmas episode of season one where in the midst of his office’s Christmas party, Randall has to talk his co-worker out of committing suicide on the building’s roof. The scene was emotional but also seemed out of place and led many to believe it was some sort of foreshadowing, not to mention the fact no one has talked completely openly about Jack’s death and all seem severely traumatized by it even years later as if they never had closure, which all point to a possible suicide. Although this also remains unlikely for how Jack dies, there are a lot of strong points in the theory that make it a contender.