Darling Wife Preparation is everything and the reader might give Phil a lot of credit for the care he took in providing for Jess. But there are unanswered questions. Where exactly is Jess in the present time? And there is something about birds. They seem to remember where they left things. Will Phil be equally diligent at remembering where he placed valuables? Readers should feel free to interpret the ending to fit their own preference for a lifestyle.