Seventeen episodes are left in Lost
's life, and then we all bid farewell to it. To make things more confusing in the show's tradition, a representative for ABC told Zap2it that the final season of the show will run not for seventeen hours, but for eighteen.
Well, yeah, this discussion might not make a lot of sense, because it's almost certain that we'll have a two-hour season premiere and a two-hour series finale. But usually that sort of episode's actually made up of two hour-long episodes aired back-to-back. Then again, the writers do need some time to explain the final stretch of the show, considering all that happened at the end of season 5.
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That, or the fact that the writer's strike somehow messed up the original plan: Lost
was supposed to have three 16-episode seasons to conclude the show, but the fourth season ended up airing only 14, and the fifth (post-strike) one had 17, with the finale counted as two. So maybe the writers are really just doing some catching up, and maybe doing one hour more. Or something.
Now, to stuff that'd actually happen on the show... or maybe not. E! Online caught up with Michael Emerson again, and when asked about Juliet's nuclear kaboom that ended the fifth season, he says Ben wouldn't mind... that much. "Ben's no longer in a position to entertain romantic notions," he said. "I don't think there's room for romance in Ben's world right now. As much as he admires her on a lot of levels, I don't think he can do anything about it."
That, or we still don't have much to reveal.
-Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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