Season 2 of This Is Us had us all in tears when they finally revealed the details of Jack Pearson's death.
However, Milo Ventimiglia will still be on the show!!
Season 3 will continue its jumps into the past, including to other points of the Big Three's young life, but the upcoming flashbacks will jump even further back when it comes to Jack's storyline like showing more of Jack in his 20s!
As the Season 2 finale hinted, new This Is Us episodes in the fall will eventually trace Kevin's journey to Vietnam, seemingly to follow in the steps of Jack's time serving in the Vietnam War.
Milo talked to PEOPLE magazine to reassure fans that Season 3 will introduce more of Jack's time in Vietnam, saying:
We’re definitely going to see Jack in the Vietnam era. At the end of the Super Bowl episode when people were ultimately confronted with how he passed away, there was a trailer to show Jack in a helicopter over Vietnam in uniform. We’re going to explore that side of Jack’s 20s and what brought him into the man that we all knew.
According to Milo, Jack was able to manage his feelings about the war as he grew older, but, as we saw in Season 2, his guilt about his brother seems to have thrown him for the loop every now and then later in life.
When Milo spoke to Entertainment Weekly last fall, he said that Jack is still holding onto "a lot" from his time in Vietnam, explaining:
Anyone who is in the theater of war is experiencing things that a civilian on the streets has no idea about. War is horrible, and if you’re right there in the middle of it to see the atrocities, you can’t not be impacted by it. So only getting a glimpse of Jack hopping out of a helicopter with an M16 rifle, looking like he’s in the s—, he wasn’t just a mechanic. Or he was just a mechanic. But also, I think Jack in his younger years saying he was just a mechanic is just a way to put off other questions, because Jack had adjusted his own perspective on life post-war and moved forward... It’s nothing anyone can ever expect to have, but Jack was fortunate enough to have a clean perspective moving forward and manage whatever emotional distress he experienced while he was over in Vietnam.
We can't wait to see Jack in his 20's and Season 3 of This Is Us premieres this fall on NBC!