Jughead detonation NOT cause of sunken island
If the island is underwater when 815 flew over, it wasn’t available for Daniel to land on it and tell ‘the Others’ to bury Jughead, so it continued to be strung up like a fish, leaking.
And, he wouldn’t have been able to tell Chang to clear the island.
So, what happened that allowed enough time to evacuate the island … including the others?
It could still be that slowly leaking Jughead, though I’m curious what convinced ‘the others’ to go – maybe Jughead deteriorated enough THEY went for help. (That could explain Dan’s premature aging, though not Chang’s youthful appearance 😉 )
Anyway, this has been bothering me since LA X – when I speculated no one got off the island – like Ben/Widmore … and MIB/Jacob drowned. The former is clearly not accurate (without another alternate timeline) … but the latter, I’ll still hold on to … as the ironic conclusion of their own actions.
Don’t know what happend to Alpert.