“This Is Us” has steadily risen in popularity since its premiere. During each and every tear-jerking episode, every viewer has one question in the back of their mind: How did Jack Pearson die? Now that the show is getting closer to actually show what happened, a household appliance that you probably own is coming under fire.
The Pearson’s are one of America’s favorite family right now. The show just recently picked up a SAG award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series.
It was revealed in the first episode that Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia) passed away. But since the show depicts different time periods, Milo Ventimiglia has captured our hearts as the best dad ever.
In the latest episode, it shows Jack turning on a Crock Pot before he heads to sleep. The scene ends with the slow cooker starting a soon-to-be tragic fire before the hour ends.
Much like with any other popular show, fan bases can be brutal. Stans took to social media to express their heartbreak over what will be the demise of Jack Pearson and place the blame on Crock Pots.
The episode stirred so much controversy about the appliance that both the brand and one of the showrunners to put out a response.
Newell Brands, the owner of Crock Pot, said in a statement: “The safety and design of our product renders this type of event nearly impossible. Our Crock-Pot slow cookers are low-current, low-wattage (typically no more than 200 or 300 watts) appliances with self-regulating, heating elements.”
Additionally, “This Is Us” creator Fogelman reminded everyone that: “Taking a moment to remind everyone that it was a 20-year-old fictional crockpot with an already funky switch? Let’s not just lump all those lovely hardworking crockpots together.”
Meanwhile, Mandy Moore (Rebecca Pearson) spilled the beans on what’s to come on the series.
The 33-year-old actress revealed that the next episode will leave you with no more questions on what caused Jack’s untimely death. She also explained that it’s bittersweet because viewers will have to witness the saddening moment but the show will be able to continue to get on with the story of the beloved family.
There will be two new episodes of the drama. One on February 4 and the other on February 6. Are you ready to find out how Jack died?