Rebecca refused, vowing that they would work things out together, and he got in the car. The somber mood turned darker, however, when we flashed forward to the night of Jack's death.
"A few months from now, everything will be back to normal," Rebecca says ominously, before the camera pans next to her to an empty passenger seat with a plastic bag filled with Jack's prized possessions. As teenage Kate and Randall weep on Miguel's couch, insisting they need to find Kevin and tell him what happened, their mother pulls up to the Pearson family home -- revealing that it has been completely destroyed in a fire.
So did Jack perish in the fire? Creator Dan Fogelman revealed that the ambiguous ending is meant to raise questions.
"That's what we're saying to people. They don't know the details. Did he die in the fire? Did he get out of the fire?" Fogelman said following a premiere screening in Hollywood on Tuesday, confirming that the day of the fire was the day Jack died. "He didn't die four years later. Did he start the fire?"