Warning: SPOILERS ahead for the final moments of “Lost.” If you haven’t seen it and don’t want to know, please turn back now.
Sunday night as “Lost” faded to its conclusion, some fans were thrown a loop by images of the wreckage of Oceanic Flight 815 sitting on the beach. The images, played over the closing credits, led many fans to believe that the survivors of the flight hadn’t actually survived by had been dead the whole time.
Apparently that wasn’t the intention of writers Damon Lindelof and Carleton Cuse. The images were put in by ABC to ease the transition for the final moments of the show to your local news.
Maybe ABC forgot that fans of the show are a bit obsessed and tend to analyze every last details and morsel of the show.
To the end, the network has issued a clarification and apology.
An ABC spokesperson wrote in an email Tuesday: “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.”