This Is Us returned for season 5 on October 27th but fans have been left asking ‘what happened to Baby Jack?’ as the character was missing from episode 1.
Season 5 of This Is Us arrived on NBC on October 27th, 2020.
The series follows the Pearson family through the ups and downs of everyday life only in season 5, everyday life looks a little different.
As the series is set in the present day, the show’s characters are forced to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, the reason why season 5 has arrived a month later than usual, and the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement.
However, after not appearing in season 5’s opening episode, fans have been left asking ‘what happened to Baby Jack on This Is Us?’
Baby Jack in This Is Us
Baby Jack Damon is the son of Kate and Toby Damon and was born in the season 3 episode, The Waiting Room.
Jack was born 12 weeks premature and is diagnosed with Retinopathy of prematurity meaning that he is blind as a result.
Jack remains very much an infant in the show’s present-day setting but we have seen glimpses of what Jack’s future has in-store in flashforward scenes as it’s revealed that he grows up to become a successful musician and has a wife and family of his own.
What happened to Baby Jack on This Is Us season 5?
- Baby Jack is said to be off-screen napping in season 5’s opening episode and then attends a Black Lives Matter protest with his parents.
Baby Jack is not physically seen in the opening episode of This Is Us season 5.
Instead, he’s referred to by other characters as napping and later attending a Black Lives Matter protest with parents, Kate and Toby.
While it’s not been officially confirmed, it’s likely that This Is Us couldn’t bring a baby onto the set while filming due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions which have been placed on many film and TV shoots around the world.
Fans discuss Jack’s whereabouts
Several This Is Us fans were left confused by Baby Jack’s absence from This Is Us season 5 and took to Twitter to seek answers, while others were busy discussing his whereabouts.
THEY TOOK BABY JACK TO A BLACK LIVES MATTER MARCH OMG 😭, THIS IS AMAZING. #ThisIsUs— Nicole 🌊 (@lattesncastles) October 28, 2020
This Is Us season 5 is expected to continue from November 10th after the double-bill first episode aired on NBC on October 27th, 2020.