Are you mentally defective? If so, you have a career waiting for you in network television.
I just run a rinky dink blog that is lucky to get 100 hits a day, and yet even I received enough questions about the moronic "they all died in the crash" theory to give me a moments pause. And then I finally wrote an addendum to my first (or was it my second?) Lost recap to state that I categorically rejected the idea, insomuch as Christian Shepherd told us it was all real, and also because Damon and Carlton made sure to stick that white shoe (now years older and moldier) on the same bamboo shoot where we first saw it in the pilot.
Of course, none of this would have been necessary had not the fucking ABC nimrods-in-suits felt the need to lend a hand to the creative process of the Lost series finale, and so some dumb mother-humper who will remain nameless (and who will hopefully also soon be jobless) decided to add those creepy images of the beach and the wreckage we saw after the credits. Unfortunately, Darlton, in their infinite stubbornness, couldn't bother to break radio silence to let people know to ignore those images. Instead, ABC finally had to start putting the word out.
"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.
DECOMPRESS BEFORE THE NEWS????? ARE THEY FUCKING KIDDING ME?????
This is what network execs think of you, peeps. This is how stupid they think everyone else is
largely because that is how stupid they are. They are making decisions like this largely for themselves, I believe.
Could have been worse, I suppose. They could have added a "Countdown to V's mid-season premiere next January" clock to the entire finale.
I'm telling you, peeps, the people who work in network television are about as sharp as a sack of wet hammers. As a collective group, network suits are the dumbest, sleaziest, most emotionally bankrupt people in the world. And I am pretty sure that about 95% of them do not actually watch TV.