This Is The Most Depressing This Is Us Theory Yet

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At the end of last week's This Is Us episode, Rebecca (Mandy Moore) tells Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) that her band was invited to do a multi-state tour. We don't know yet whether Rebecca ended up going — but if she did, that would have left Jack alone with their three kids while she was away.

But some fans think that watching their children isn't all Jack did while Rebecca was gone. There's a new theory making the rounds that Rebecca was on tour while Jack died. Ghoulish, I know.

The theory doesn't vilify Rebecca. If her husband did pass away while she was gone, it's not because she intentionally wasn't around. The pair is definitely still in love, and their romance is rekindled after they find out about Miguel (Jon Huertas) and Shelly's divorce. It would be heartbreaking for Rebecca to learn of her husband's passing without being able to say goodbye, and she might feel guilty for being away from the family.

Of course, this is far from the only fan theory about Jack's death. Others believe Jack was shot outside the family's cabin. After all, we've seen Rebecca frantically locking all of the doors, but we don't know what she was so afraid of.
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It might be a while before we learn how Jack actually died. So until then, we'll probably see a lot more fan theories online.
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