Viewers finally gained some insight into Jack's long-teased death during last night's episode, when — spoiler alert — Milo Ventimiglia's beloved character inadvertently set the Pearson's house ablaze after cleaning up the family's Super Bowl festivities and placing a dish cloth next to a faulty Crock-Pot.
Fans of the show have been quick to point to the real culprit here — the slow cooker itself. Not the elderly couple who gifted the broken appliance to Jack and his wife (okay, well, some people are pretty heated at George), but certainly not Jack who didn't fiddle with the power switch in quite the right way.
Many have taken to Twitter to voice their outrage at the Crock-Pot brand, and it's getting pretty hilarious. See some of the vicious Crock-Pot hate from Twitter below.
Derek Shepard: My death was the saddest in tv history!— Lauren Tielbur (@LaurenTielbur) January 24, 2018
Jack Pearson: Hold my crockpot!#ThisIsUs
Good luck to all the PR people working in the crockpot industry as they walk into the office tomorrow morning. #ThisIsUs— nikki delamotte (@nikkidelamotte) January 24, 2018
I get married in less than 2 months and suddenly I feel the need to remove the crockpot from the registry. WE. DONT. NEED. IT. 😭 #ThisIsUs— Lauren Luna (@_vivalaluna) January 24, 2018
I didn't think I could hate anyone on this show more than I hate Miguel, but George and his stupid crockpot just took that crown. #ThisIsUs— Matt Dowell (@TheMattDowell) January 24, 2018
Sorry Jack🙁 #ThisIsUs— George's Crockpot (@georgescrockpot) January 24, 2018
To do list:— Alexandra Fernandez (@FERNalicious) January 24, 2018
Cancel all super bowl plans, today and forevermore
Unplug all outlets
Buy Kleenex in bulk
Throw away crock pot
Battery sales/smoke detectors ↗️; #crockpot sales ↘️— Rhonda Hufnagel (@Readingrah) January 24, 2018
To his credit, show creator Dan Fogelman has tried to stop the backlash, pointing out that "it was a 20 year old fictional crockpot with an already funky switch," but we have a feeling the damage has already been done.
Taking a moment to remind everyone that it was a 20 year old fictional crockpot with an already funky switch? Let's not just lump all those lovely hardworking crockpots together. #ThisIsUs— Dan Fogelman (@Dan_Fogelman) January 24, 2018
The next episode of This Is Us airs after the Super Bowl on February 4. And for the love of God (and Jack), please be sure to unplug your Crock-Pot after cooking up the traditional batch of chili. Or at least replace the batteries in your smoke alarms.