Warning: Mild spoilers for “This Is Us” follow.
“This Is Us” fans felt true heartbreak Sunday night, as the show finally revealed how beloved father Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia) died.
Pearson’s death has been a longstanding mystery from the show’s beginning. Now in its second season, the mystery is over.
Picking up right after the show’s previous episode, in this episode, the Pearson family find themselves trapped in a house fire. Jack works to bring his family to safety, running across the halls and through large flames to rescue his children. The family escapes the home.
Then they hear their dog bark from inside the house. Jack runs back in the house, saving the dog and some family memorabilia in the process, according to USA Today.
Jack only seems to have suffered from a burned hand and smoke inhalation. He succumbs to a heart attack at the hospital, however, because of the smoke while his wife, Rebecca (Mandy Moore), is at a vending machine getting candy.
Twitter could not handle Jack’s death.
good night to everyone except to the hospital that didn’t save derek shepherd AND NOW the hospital that didn’t save jack pearson #ThisIsUs— laina (@LainaMontagna) February 5, 2018
cool just bawled my eyes out for an entire hour during #ThisIsUs cool cool— lauren ✄ (@laurDIY) February 5, 2018
I have to literally tell myself THIS ISN’T real . #ThisIsUs— Reggie Lee (@MrReggieLee) February 5, 2018
Moore’s moving performance received a thumbs-up from viewers, too.
Last time Mandy Moore hurt me this way was with A Walk To Remember...— Mermaid Seabreeze (@Jaunty_Elephant) February 5, 2018
Beautiful episode, @TheMandyMoore. You were unbelievable. ❤️— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) February 5, 2018