Lost season four might be one hour longer
There could be an upside to the Lost hiatus after all. On Wednesday afternoon, TV Guide's Michael Ausiello reported that Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse are in "advanced talks" with ABC about adding another hour-long chapter to Lost Season Four. The arrangement is by no means set in stone, but it is encouraging news.
No word yet on how this extra hour might be added to the season's remaining five episodes. We could get another episode, or the finale could be an additional hour. Would a three-hour season finale be too much, even for Lost viewers? How will this affect the scheduling of the two-hour season finale? Currently, the season's last episode is split into two installments that will air one week apart. Will there be room for this bonus episode now that Lost is sharing Thursday nights with Grey's Anatomy and Ugly Betty?
I'm interpreting this rumor as a good sign. Lindelof and Cuse wouldn't ask for another hour unless there was a significant part of the season's story left to tell. They already had to compress a sixteen-episode season into thirteen episodes; perhaps that wasn't enough to do the season justice. So much has been happening this season: the return of the Michael, the arrival of the Freighties, and all of the flash-forward storytelling. I doubt that this extra episode would contain any filler. I just hope that the new chapter flows well with the other storylines and doesn't feel tacked on.
What's your take on this rumor? Would you welcome a fourteenth episode?
|Bring it on!||584 (97.3%)|
|No thanks.||3 (0.5%)|
|It depends.||10 (1.7%)|
|Other (elaborate in comments).||3 (0.5%)|