Whether you're a mind, body, heart, and soul devotee of NBC's This Is Us
or just a loyal Crock-pot user, recent fictional events have shaken the internet to its core. On Tuesday, the show known for tugging relentlessly at America's heartstrings finally revealed how leading man Jack Pearson, played by Milo Ventimiglia, met his untimely demise all those years ago
. (This Is Us spoilers ahead!
) And as it turns out, it was at the
faulty switch of a trusted Crock-Pot. He didn't die in a tragic car crash or a robbery scuffle defending his kin, instead we are left to think it was a fire started by the trusty kitchen gadget beloved for its ability to meal prep while consumers are at work or, in this case, overnight.