Warning: Major spoilers for Lost follow
In the final season of Lost, in the afterlife timeline, Jin is traveling to America with Sun as her bodyguard while she shops in Los Angeles. He has another assignment from Sun's father for the trip: he is to deliver a watch and $25,000 to a man. We learn as the plot develops that Jin is having an affair with Sun, Sun's father has learned of the affair, and the watch and $25,000 are payment for the man who receives them to murder Jin as punishment for sleeping with the boss's daughter.
Now in the living timeline that begins in Season 1, Jin and Sun are married and traveling to America so Jin can deliver the watch to someone there. There is no mention of $25,000, but it is never explicitly stated that he wasn't also delivering money. We later learn that Sun's father does not respect Jin and did not think much of him as a match for his daughter. In addition, when Sun has an affair, he loses more respect for Jin. My question is: was it ever explicitly stated on the show that Sun's father had sent Jin to America for him to be murdered in the actual living timeline? If not, has JJ Abrams or anyone else associated with the show ever stated that the idea was that Jin had been heading to his death on Oceanic 815 before it crashed?