Maybe Sandy wasn’t so hopelessly devoted… but instead, just hopeless? That’s what a fan theory from Reddit explains as the actual plot line of the movie, ‘Grease,’ and needless to say, people are having a field day over it.
Reddit user “atomicbolt” is making everyone think again at Grease. He claims that the musical from 1978 has clues — the opening, the closing, and song lyrics — that Sandy is actually dead.
In case you forgot, the beginning of Grease shows Sandy and Danny meeting on the beach — it’s later sung about in “Summer Nights,” when Danny says, “saved her life, she nearly drowned.” Here, the reddit user explains:
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 with Danny, where they shared a magical year of high school together.
The theory continues, pointing out the car flying at the end of the film, which “promptly defies the laws of gravity and flies at into the sky.”
The vision 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.
Naturally, as diehard Grease fans, we’ve chosen not to believe this — but people are still going nuts, especially Sarah Michelle Gellar. So, do you believe it? Let us know.
Hold on, this new #Grease theory blew my mind. Sandy died when she drowned at the beach, and the car is taking them to heaven at the end???
— Sarah Michelle (@SarahMGellar) September 7, 2016
— Charles (@CoolCharles1) September 7, 2016
Why are you trying to ruin my childhood? 😩
— EC (@Jarvosgems) September 7, 2016