Something I haven't seen remarked upon much about the flash-sideways is the location of everyone. But everyone is now located in one place: L.A.
Rose is from New York. But she works for a temp agency in L.A. in the flash-sideways.
Dogen is from Osaka. But he and his son live in L.A. in the flash-sideways.
Keamy is from Vegas and Omar from Florida. In the flash-sideways, they're criminals in L.A.
Some of this is understandable, but-for example-why would a scientist like Danielle Rousseau go to L.A. and work three jobs to pay the rent?
So does why does everyone think this is? Just a plot device, or is there something more to it? Does this mean anything?