Newsflash to anyone still thinking that all the Losties died when Oceanic 815 hit the island:
Those final images of Sunday night's series finale—of the plane wreckage on the island with no survivors—were not the producers' doing.
The show's ABC rep just told me:
"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 episode but were a visual aid to allow the viewer to decompress before heading into the news." The statement was first acquired by the Los Angeles Times.
The images were added by the network, not Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, to soften the transition to the 11:00 news.
For the record, I stand by my take on what the season finale was all about. If you missed it, go here. Then as Christian Shephard advised: Remember, and move on.
And if you do, tell me how you did it 'cause I still can't stop thinking about this damn show!
If you missed it, you can find out some big, exclusive Lost answers--like the Smoke Monster's name--right here, from my Lost finale party...
And proof that at least one fan thought the empty beach meant they were all dead:
Follow me on Twitter to find out about the tearful run-in I just had with Michael Emerson moments ago. (Sniff.)