All signs point to YES. According to Reddit user atomicbolt, hidden clues throughout the musical Grease point to the unmistakable truth that Sandy WAS DEAD ALL ALONG. (Dun dun DUN!) In both the opening and closing scenes, song lyrics reveal THE TRUTH THAT OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN HOPED YOU’D NEVER GUESS. That instead of zipping off the fairgrounds in a flying car, she and Danny (John Travolta)… wait for it… were really ascending to heaven!
Think about it. In the first beginning of the movie we see Danny and Sandy frolicking on the beach.
She asks him, “Is this the end?” He replies, “Of course not. It’s only the beginning.”
Later, on the first day of school, Danny explains through the song “Summer Lovin” that when they first met, he ‘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.’
Other Redditors added their two cents:
They reckon that Sandy kills herself towards the end of the movie and that the entire last scene is her dying thoughts or a dream sequence of some kind.
‘The last line of ‘Look at me I’m Sandra Dee (Reprise)’ is ‘Goodbye to Sandra Dee’.
‘Everything that happens in the last scene is just a little TOO perfect.
‘Danny and Sandy are back together despite everything, Rizzo SUDDENLY isn’t pregnant AND Kenickie suddenly decides that he actually loves her, the geeky kid gets onto the sports team, EVERYTHING is suddenly ok, just the way that sweet, innocent Sandy would have wanted it to be.
‘And in the last shot of the movie, she flies up to heaven with her dream boyfriend in her magic flying car.’
Sounds perfectly plausible to me. What do YOU think?
(via Daily Mail)