Milo Ventimiglia didn't watch his character's funeral being filmed for 'This specific is usually Us'

Milo Ventimiglia may have had to witness his TV wife Mandy Moore break down over his “This specific is usually Us” character’s death, although there’s one scene the actor chose not to watch in person: the character’s funeral.

Sunday’s post-Super Bowl episode of the NBC drama revealed — after more than a season of speculation by fans — in which beloved TV dad Jack (Ventimiglia) died by a heart attack caused by smoke inhalation after a fire at the Pearson’s house.

The death shocked Jack’s wife Rebecca (Moore) along with his family, as they had believed the patriarch had merely suffered nasty burns inside blaze.

When Rebecca found out the news, she rushed into Jack’s hospital room in disbelief along with saw her husband’s lifeless body.

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Though the audience did not get a clear view of Jack in This specific moment, Ventimiglia had to lay on a hospital bed so Jack’s body could be captured in a reflection, while the focus remained on distraught Rebecca.

Ventimiglia called This specific scene one of the “hardest” he’s had to film because he had to remain still while “I was listening to my friend crumbling.”

Tuesday’s fresh episode will follow-up Sunday’s broadcast with another emotional whopper, although the item’s one Ventimiglia was not present for.

He said he “didn’t want to distract” any of the cast by being on set for the item.

Going forward, Ventimiglia will remain with the show as the series explores additional facets of Jack’s story, including his brother along with his time in Vietnam.

As for the Pearsons, Ventimiglia said, “I, much like Jack, don’t worry about the Pearsons at all.”

“They are a strong family along with in which’s one thing Jack has given them — strength.”

The next episode, though “somber” in tone, even contains some moments of levity, he said.

“[The Pearsons] are a great, fun group who have had some heavy times although they also know how to laugh,” he said.

The post-Super Bowl episode of “This specific is usually Us” averaged 26.98 million viewers, bolstered by the big game. Its ratings represent an increase of more than 9 million viewers, compared to last year’s post-game programming, Fox’s “24: Legacy.”

Ratings for the episode are supposed to climb even higher once delayed viewing numbers are calculated.

“This specific is usually Us” airs Tuesdays on NBC.

Milo Ventimiglia didn't watch his character's funeral being filmed for 'This specific is usually Us'

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