7 questions the cast of This Is Us has for season 2 that aren’t about Jack’s death

THIS IS US -- "What Now?" Episode 117 -- Pictured: (l-r) Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth, Sterling K. Brown as Randall -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
THIS IS US -- "What Now?" Episode 117 -- Pictured: (l-r) Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth, Sterling K. Brown as Randall -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC) /
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Everyone wants to know how Jack dies, but the cast of This Is Us is more concerned with other questions. Here’s what they want to know.

E! News asked the core cast of This Is Us — Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Chrissy Metz, Sterling K. Brown, Justin Hartley and Susan Kelechi Watson — what their most pressing questions are for the second season. They’re all a tad sick of the “how did Jack’s die?” question, especially when there’s so much left to learn about the family.

While the cast knows some key character details and life events in advance, there’s plenty they’re learning along the way from the writers.

Hartley, it should be said, doesn’t want to know anything in advance. Mixing cooking and sports metaphors, he puts it like this:

"I stay the hell out of the kitchen. I don’t even want to know where the kitchen is. I don’t want to know who is cooking the food…you know what it’s like to me? It’s like if a pitcher is throwing a no-hitter and you have to be in the same dugout with him, don’t look at him, don’t talk about the no-hitter, don’t acknowledge their even there.  That’s kind of what I do with the writers, they’re in a rare air right now. They’re floating around in the air of genius."

The rest of the cast really wants to know how Beth and Randall meet. (Same.) Sterling K. Brown, who plays Randall, doesn’t even know!

Among their other questions, the cast is super curious about Beth’s back story more generally.

And what happened to Miguel’s kids?

Will we ever like Miguel? (Apparently, yes.)

Who is Toby? What’s his backstory?

What’s going to happen to Kevin if he goes to California?

Speaking of California, what happened between Rebecca and her biological children? Mandy Moore is feeling a distinct disconnect and she, for one, wants to know why Rebecca does not seem as close to Kate and Kevin as she is to Randall.

Long story short, so there’s so much we still want know.