As soon as wake found the clicker I thought that Alan must be a creation of Thomas, there's no other way that Tom could of known about the clicker. A lot of people seem to believe this and it does make sense, that's why Alan couldn't write stories anymore, he only wrote the ones that Thomas wrote into his story. But what I don't understand is why Tom needed Alan in the first place. The dark presence was dormant UNTIL Alan arrives at the town, why did Tom write that he went there?
If you believe that Alan is a `real' guy and isn't just a character in a book you're still left with questions. For one thing, how exactly is Thomas communicating with Alan, isn't he dead? Or does Tom exist now as part of the dark presence but manages to retain some of his `light' because of something he wrote when he wrote himself out of existence?
As for that TV program that was playing on most TV sets, I have no idea what that was all about.
Anyone got any theories??