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.