PEOPLE’s JD Heyman caught up with the star on the red carpet, and he kind of confirmed we’ll find out how Jack Pearson died.
“We will learn something very large that relates to Jack’s death tonight,” he teased.
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So, to throw out one wild fan theory … did his BFF — and widow Rebecca’s (Mandy Moore) current husband — Miguel (Jon Huertas) murder him?
“I hope not!” said Ventimiglia, 40.
(For what it’s worth, we spotted Ventimiglia and Huertas chatting happily on the red carpet.)
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