Ennis receives a postcard back that he sent to Jack. It has "deceased" stamped across it. He calls Jack's wife, Lureen, and learns Jack died when a tire he was fixing exploded. In reality, Jack was beaten to death for moving in with another man on a nearby ranch. Lureen says Jack was cremated and had asked to have his ashes scattered on Brokeback Mountain, but because she didn't know where that was, she buried half of the ashes in Texas and sent the other half to his parents. Ennis goes to Jack's parents' house but is told that he cannot have the ashes. Jack's mother lets Ennis go through Jack's old bedroom, where he finds the shirts the two were wearing when they fought on Brokeback Mountain. Back in his trailer, his daughter, Junior comes to visit and tells Ennis she is getting married. Ennis says he won't be able to come to the wedding because he'll be working on a ranch, but later tells her he will be there. After she leaves, he goes to his closet and looks at the shirts and a postcard of Brokeback Mountain, and says, "Jack, I swear." That is the end.
Trivia: Actor Randy Quaid, who played Jack and Ennis' boss in the movie, filed a lawsuit against the studio, claiming that the studio had made him believe that it was a low budget movie rather than a big production as to secure his pro-acting talents for cheap fees. So far, both sides have differing opinions on whether Quaid's suit was settled or not.
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