When William and Randall parted ways, though, Jessie was nowhere to be found. His name wasn't even mentioned; Randall offered to bring his family down so William's grandchildren could say goodbye, but he didn't suggest calling Jessie to let him know the news.
Did Jessie already meet an untimely death of his own? Did he and William break up again? Or did the show just forget about him? This Is Us introduced what could have been a pivotal character, only to have him fade into the background.
Even if Jessie couldn't make it to see William at the hospital, surely someone would have thought to call him. Or to speak his name whatsoever. Still, we're glad William and Randall had a touching moment of closure before William's passing. Maybe he'll give Jessie one of the toy figurines William took from his Memphis home.