This Insane 'Grease' Fan Theory Claims (Wait for It) Sandy Was Dead for the *Entire Movie*

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Grease Sandy

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Please grab some pearls and clutch them, because your mind is about to be blown. A Grease fan theory (opens in new tab) from Reddit just put a super-sinister spin on everyone's favorite high school musical (no offense, Zac Efron), and nothing will ever be the same. We're just gonna put it bluntly: Sandy is dead.

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Let's break this thing down.

1. Grease ends with Sandy and Danny defying the laws of gravity and flying into the sky. We always thought this was the result of directors taking creative liberty (everyone was high off the fumes of good times, after all), but what if Sandy's actually going to heaven?

2. During "Summer Nights," Danny explains to his greaser friends that he saved Sandy's life when "she nearly drowned" on the beach. But what if she did drown, guys? WHAT. IF. (Dun, dun, dunnnn.)

3. The Reddit user speculates that Sandy had a "vivid coma fantasy involving her summer fling with 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."

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But wait, it gets so much better/crazier. Another Reddit user claims (opens in new tab) that Sandy killed herself at the end of the movie, and the entire school-wide dance scene is her dying thoughts.

Here for this. Here for, just, all of this.

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Mehera Bonner
Entertainment Editor

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.