The day of Jack's death provided several clues as to what was going on with the family at the time. Teenage Kate had a dog, Randall had a red-headed girlfriend and Kevin, who wasn't with his siblings when his father died (Kate broke the news to him), had a broken leg and was kissing a girl (possibly Sophie). Meanwhile, Rebecca was wearing a Pittsburgh Steelers jersey.
"I think people just need to pay attention, like really, really pay attention because you'll start to pick up on indicators. You'll see some things that maybe you hadn't seen before," Ventimiglia told ET of the blanks that remain unfilled as the show heads into episode two. "If you're paying attention to it, then you're gonna pick up some clues as to timeline, as opposed, not in addition to, events. So yeah, you just gotta pay close attention. I feel like it's like a game of clues."
During the Q&A following the premiere screening, Ventimiglia admitted to some relief over the episode airing and being able to freely talk about what's to come, saying that the final minutes are "a big piece" of the Jack mystery. "It’s like a pressure valve released a little bit," he confessed. "But as Dan has always said, ‘With this answer, there’s still a lot of questions.’”