LOST: Final Image

I’m still working up my “what it all means” post (which will be up tomorrow, hopefully). But in the meantime, I thought you might find this interesting.

It seems that the final images we saw — images of plane wreckage during the show’s final credits — caused some to question the entire Island story as reality. Some have argued that these images were a clue that the entire Island story was, in fact, a Purgatory-like state of existence for our castaways. Of course, this was a popular Season 1 theory, one that the producers vehemently denied at the time. And, it turns out, they’re sticking to their story.

This EW article sets the record straight; ABC added the plane wreckage footage to simply soften the transition from the closing image of Jack’s eye closing to the local news broadcast. Executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse did NOT add these images; therefore, they should not factor in to fan interpretation of the show.

Glad we cleared that up.

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3 Responses to LOST: Final Image

  1. Dylan says:

    Yeah, they didn’t put the wreckage images in the credits up here in Canada, so I was really confused when everyone was talking about the island being purgatory. I imagine the writers were really ticked about that one. I wonder if they’ll come out of radio silence to clear it up.

  2. Brandon says:

    A lot of people were taking those ending shots as a sign of Purgatory. But I took it as the Producers were being sentimental. Figures the Network would bring confusion at end for the sake of “transitioning” to the news. Just like Fox and AI can not understand that an hour show is not 67 minutes plus. Thanks for the link.

  3. Jason says:

    The article pretty much clears it up, but even when I saw it, it seemed pretty obvious that the wreckage was just a reflective look back at the beach camp. I mean, the pieces of that jumbo jet have been lying there for years. It’s not like the castaways could haul ginormous pieces of a jumbo jet off into the jungle just to spruce the place up, you know? And especially after such a beautiful and symmetrical ending (Jack’s eye), you just knew the wreckage shots were fluff. At least that’s how it seemed to me. But you know LOST fans…we are an overanalytical bunch.

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