WGA strike is over

A deal has been struck between the major media companies and the Writers Guild of America to end the writers’ strike, former Walt Disney chief executive Michael Eisner revealed on CNBC.

Now the only question I have is how many “Lost” episodes will be shot for this season (there are 8 that are already done). To go back at the field and shoot it requires 4 to 6 weeks. Then, it requires 2 weeks to actually shoot, per episode (although multiple episodes are usually worked on at the same time). Then it requires at least 1-2 weeks of post-processing.

Overall, we are looking for at least 2 months time before a new episode is ready for broadcast. This means that if the crew starts working this coming Monday, the first new episode (9th of the season) would be ready around 10th of April. Given the fact that “Lost” plans were for 16 episodes this season, the season’s finale will have to be pushed to 12th of June (Thursday). And this is up to ABC if they want to push their series so far into the summer when viewership is down, or cut the number of new episodes, or have a two-hour finale. Hopefully, they will allow “Lost” to have all its 16 episodes this season, as planned.

Regardless, don’t forget to watch the 2nd episode tonight. It’s an exciting episode, I hear.

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Morgan wrote on February 7th, 2008 at 7:37 PM PST:

I’ve been wondering what their gameplan is myself. The show has lost a lot of its mystery for me, with the flash-forwards and all that, but I’m going to continue to watch because I hate to leave a story before it’s finished. I’d at least like to know why and how the “Oceanic Six” got off the island and whether any of them return.


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Eugenia wrote on February 7th, 2008 at 8:38 PM PST:

I think that some of them will return for the final act at the end of season 5, with Penny Widmore and her crew. That’s my own speculation, of course, I have no insight.


Morgan wrote on February 8th, 2008 at 4:52 AM PST:

I thought it was going to be a total of six seasons? Anyway, I think you’re right, some or all of the six will return. I think Locke will end up taking Benjamin’s place as the “caretaker” of the Island. After this second episode of the season, I don’t foresee Ben surviving much longer. Jacob or Walt or Christian, whoever it is that’s really in that rocking chair and giving the orders, will need a new right-hand-man and Locke fits the bill.

I think I may end up taking back my previous statement about the show losing its hold on me; it’s really starting to get interesting once again.


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Eugenia wrote on February 8th, 2008 at 4:57 AM PST:

>I thought it was going to be a total of six seasons?

Yes, 6 seasons. When I said “some of them will return for the final act at the end of season 5“, I meant that their return might be the topic of the season 5 finale, and then get the final act on season 6.


ozgur oyus wrote on February 8th, 2008 at 12:04 PM PST:

aaaah Eugenia I would love to give you good news, but not this time;

so keep crossing your fingers 🙁


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