Eight episodes were scripted before the strike. Cuse hopes to produce five more to air this spring.
It sounds like Cuse and the rest of the “Lost” writing staff will end the fourth season at the same story point they always intended, cramming eight episodes of plot into the season’s final five installments.
“We will have to condense some stories,” Cuse tells The Hollywood Reporter.
That's a bit of a bummer. But as long as they can end it where they wanted to end it...
Frankly, I'd rather find a way to get those last three episodes. So what if the 'season' ends three weeks later? Silly networks.
Of course, condensing stuff COULD be a good idea, although we were already getting some condension due to finally knowing when the show ends, and they can finally steer towards the goal. And on a show like Lost, when you start cramming stuff in, too much can happen too fast. No, I'm not one of those people who thinks nothing ever happens on the show. The show IS pretty dense as is.