Who Is The Woman In Jack's Picture On 'This Is Us'? There's So Much We Don't Know About His Time In Vietnam
Who Is The Woman In Jack's Picture On 'This Is Us'? There's So Much We Don't Know About His Time In VietnamByLindsay DenningerRon Batzdorff/NBC
Jack Pearson is just one big pile of surprises, isnât he? Just when viewers (and his own family, frankly) think that theyâve gotten a better view of the Pearson family patriarch, another curveball comes out. The first curveball of the Oct. 23 episode for Kevin was that his father wasnât just a mechanic in the Vietnam War â" he was in charge of a whole squad of men, and he even saved the life of one. But who is the woman i n Jackâs picture on This Is Us? He could have had a great love before Rebecca.
From the Season 1 finale, Jack Pearson has maintained that he didnât see combat in Vietnam â" he was too busy fixing up Jeeps and trucks and sending them back out to the front line. Now, though, we know thatâs not the case. An entire episode of This Is Us featured Jackâs time in Vietnam from the beginning until the time he found his brother, Nicky, again, and it shows that Jack is a strong leader who, even if heâs scared, he doesnât show it.
Jackâs detachment from his time in Vietnam isnât particularly strange â" he lost his brother in Vietnam, he lost friends in Vietnam, and he is probably suffering from some sort of post-traumatic stress disorder in the years following. But what if Jackâs inability to talk about his time in Vietnam was because of a woman instead?
Kevin set out to find Robinson, who is the only person that served with Jack that Kevin has any sort of lead on, and Kevin found more than he probably bargained for. Namely, that his father was a hero and a brave sergeant. But this is all stuff viewers knew. What we didnât know â" and what was new to Kevin â" was that there is a picture of Jack with a Vietnamese woman during the war, and that Vietnamese woman is wearing the compass necklace that Jack wore after the war and that Kevin wears now.
Say what? One theory is that Jack fell in love with a woman in Vietnam and then had to leave her behind when he came back and she gave him the necklace. Another is that he loved her and she was killed in the way. But given that Jack fell in love with Rebecca so fast after he came back from combat, is it possible that he got over this woman as quickly? Another o ption is that the woman had something to do with Nicky, Jackâs deceased brother. Perhaps he fell in love with her. Perhaps she is the reason he died. Thereâs a whole lotta mystery shaking on This Is Us.
And donât worry if you needed a good cry â" Justin Hartley, who plays Kevin, told Entertainment Weekly that all of this Vietnam information would be âsuper heartbreakingâ and âshocking.â Neat! âItâs not what anyone is expecting,â he told the magazine. âNo one is going to see it coming. Itâs ambitious stuffâ¦ At the end of Season 3 when you go back and watch the beginning of the series, youâre going to [be] like, âWow, it all works,â but you never would see any of this coming.â
This means probably that all of my theo ries about this mysterious Vietnamese woman are wrong, because the This Is Us writers have a master plan that viewers arenât yet privy to. But still, that photo leads us to speculate â" who is she, and why was she so important to Jack? Stay tuned to This Is Us and find out.Source: Google News Vietnam | Netizen 24 Vietnam