Following the series finale of LOST, audiences were surprised to see images of the Oceanic 815 wreckage on screen along with the show’s end credits. Looking at the history of the show, it was difficult to write off these images as being arbitrary despite the information that Christian Shepard’s speech to Jack had given us. Some fans have claimed that these images, despite a lack of dead bodies, are proof that all the passengers of Oceanic 815 died in the initial plane crash. Going along with this theory, everything we saw from Jack’s eye opening in the pilot to closing in the finale never actually happened.
ABC has stepped forward to set the record straight and correct their blunder. “The images shown during the end credits of the ‘Lost’ finale, which included shots of Oceanic 815 on a deserted beach, were not part of the final story but were a visual aid to allow the viewer to decompress before heading into the news,” an ABC spokesperson wrote in an e-mail Tuesday.
Nice job ABC. It wasn”t enough that fans were already racking their brains trying to process everything they had just seen. You just had to go in and make things more confusing. Let me also clarify that the inclusion of these images was the decision of ABC executives (who clearly know nothing as LOST would never have made it to TV if they had their way originally) and NOT the decision of executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.