We know that the kids were teens when Jack’s death occurred, so it seems unlikely that Jack died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks (when the Big Three would have been 21). She asks the social worker if she has a little kids lying around that have been left at a fire station. Jack admitted he’s been drinking heavily and his alcoholism is at a point where he feels he’s beyond fix. If this is a season that begins to showcase Jack as a real man and not just a superhero, the final scene of the night between him and Rebecca was a great start.
“We know we’re marching toward something and we now know what we’re marching towards and we have these little markers that I think you’ll see in the course of the season that will bring you closer to everything people want to know about Jack’s death”, Fogelman explained, teasing that there’s still so much more to uncover. It’s such a secret, in fact, that script pages for multiple episodes were redacted when the actors received them, with certain scenes filmed months later than the rest of the episodes. I delivered the script for the pilot, and I also had a pitch for the next four seasons of the show. I hope that holds for our fans. After bailing on her audition, she tells Kevin, but not Toby and when he finally finds out we can see that Toby is still feeling like Kate is not opening up to him the way he wants. In this day and age, it’s no small thing.
By the time the season 1 finale aired, fans had a lot of questions and very few answers.
It is pretty impressive for a #TV network family drama take Star Wars-level precautions to prevent spoilers for their fans, but it makes sense considering the leaks that plagued Game of Thrones last season. Did Jack die trying to save someone?
This contrived puzzle has taken over the show, turning a sensitive family story into a Rubik’s Cube. When I sold the show initially, it was a script and not a pitch but I knew that the end of the pilot episode kind of shifted what people though the television show was about. “All the answers about how Jack died, it’s all going to happen this season“. It lacks the gritty seediness of The Deuce, is way more wholesome than Vice Principals, and its only special effects are pointed looks or heartfelt monologues that just freakin’ hit you.
But why was that the plan from the beginning? We’ll have to stay tuned as more answers are revealed throughout the second season.
“Dan said that the biggest challenge they have is getting people to fall in love with Miguel and accept their relationship”, Moore said. “This was six months of planning, we built a replica of the house, we used fake signs, we’ve had code words all over”.
By the end of this season, will viewers will have a complete picture of what happened that day?
While the scene still doesn’t address Jack’s death outright, it presents a circumstance one might reasonably assume contributed to his death. The goal of this season is, for me, personally, I’m just the guy who writes stuff, but my mom passed away ten years ago. He pushed a stranger on me, and that stranger became my child, and that child became my life. So this is the year examining that hinge. We realized we were doing such a awful job of keeping the secret to the point where the Paramount [studio] tours would go right by our writer’s room, and we would leave the blinds open and written all over the white boards [that you could see from the window] was how Jack died. It’s also going to be uplifting and positive and hopeful. “But you never know until you put it out into the world”.