*This is the most shocking spoiler by far: the man in the coffin is Locke. Somehow, against his will, Locke is made to leave the Island along with the Oceanic 6 (he is not included amongst their number). Upon his return to the real world, John loses his ability to walk, as he feared, and resumes his tragic life of solitude and depression. Rumor has it that after a desperate attempt to return to the Island that results in a death, Locke realizes that he never be able to get back. Broken and alone, he commits suicide by hurling himself from an eighth-story window (in an ironic parallel to the event that paralyzed him in the first place). His coffin is prepared for a viewing, but only Jack arrives, out of guilt for realizing that Locke was right about the freighter and about the Island (in Jack's point of view, at least).
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