OK….so this is kind of annoying but still worth a read. A fan theory that is spreading across the internet like wildfire could change the way Grease fans watch the film forever. According to Reddit user “atomicbolt”, hidden clues throughout the 1978 musical including the opening and closing scenes and song lyrics reveal the devastating truth of the 1950s love story – that Sandy is dead.
And instead of going off into the sunset with her soulmate Danny Zuko, the clean-cut Aussie student is actually ascending into heaven. In a post from 2013 that has resurfaced on social media, Atomicbolt highlighted the last scene where Sandy and Danny leave their school carnival and get into a red convertible. But rather the simply drive away, the car promptly defies the laws of gravity and flies into the sky. Atomicbolt asks: ‘How did the car fly?’
At the beginning of the film we see Danny and Sandy meeting on the beach. Later, they said, ‘Danny explains through song that they first met when Danny ‘saved her life – she nearly drowned.’
The fan theory? ‘Sandy actually did drown on the beach that day. ‘As she drowned, her brain deprived of oxygen, she had a vivid coma fantasy involving her summer fling Danny, where they shared a magical year of high school together. ‘The visions get increasingly outlandish as time passes, until finally, as Danny desperately tries to resuscitate her on the beach, she sees herself flying into Heaven in her dying moments. ‘The entire movie was a drowning woman’s coma fantasy.’
*Sigh*….Listen, it makes sense, but a lot of things make sense that are NOT actually real. I appreciate the thought you put in to this theory Reddit dude, but leave Grease alone. They lived happily ever after and I’m sure of it.