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We're getting an extra hour of WTF in the final season of Lost

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Jul 2nd 2009 1:00PM

Michael EmersonThis news is a few days old, but just this morning I found it buried in Ausiello's Twitter feed and I haven't seen it reported anywhere else yet.

The final season of Lost is going to be 18 hours instead of 17, meaning a double episode for the premiere and finale. So figure on an extra 45-ish minutes of head-scratching, "what the hell just happened" moments once January 2010 rolls around.

You may recall that at the end season three, ABC, Damon Lindelof, and Carlton Cuse agreed on the final three seasons of Lost being 16 hours each. But after the WGA strike cut season four back to 14 episodes, those last two hours got dispersed between seasons five and six, bumping them to 17 eps each.

I guess it just goes to show you that even the most well thought out plan can be tweaked, but it makes me wonder ... was this ABC's demand to get a longer season or Lindelof and Cuse's creative decision? I guess we'll know for sure if midway through the season we get "Stranger in a Strange Land, Part 2."

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Paco

It was in IGN (TV section) a few days ago also...

You did not look very well, did you?

July 02 2009 at 6:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joel

i would probably get over it someday...but i NEED to know about Libby being in the mental institution. i am gonna be fn pissed off if they ignore it.

July 02 2009 at 4:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Daniel

They wanted to explain that, but the actress playing Libby (Cynthina Watross i believe) did not want to take part in any more episodes. So there most likely will not be any future Libby references on the show.

July 02 2009 at 4:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Paul

Sorry, Nikki Stafford had mentioned this on June 27th. :)
http://nikkistafford.blogspot.com/2009/06/losts-season-6-just-got-longer.html

I'm hoping they use it to explain some of the little things, like why Libby was in the mental hospital with Hurley?, what was in the vials Desmond injected himself with while in the Swan?, and why was Walt so 'special' to the Others?. Stuff like that.

July 02 2009 at 3:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David

On Tuesday - June 30, 2009 io9
http://io9.com/5304819/lost-gets-an-extra-hour-to-cope-with-all-the-endlessly-multiplying-daddy-issues

Were did you look?

July 02 2009 at 2:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chas Winterbottom

"Stranger in a Strange Land 2" - In this episode we learn the riveting story behind Jacks other bad tatoos.

July 02 2009 at 2:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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