“Lost to end” – I’m sure you’ve seen a variation of that title all over the Internet today, but there is really no need to worry. At the “Evening with Lost” and the recent press events, one of the big points of discussion was that Damon and Carlton are trying to convince ABC that Lost needs a fixed ending.
That doesn’t mean that they want Lost to end any time soon, it would just make their job a whole lot easier if they knew how many seasons and episodes they have at their disposal to tell the story that they set out to tell. So if it was up to the writers and creative execs, when would Lost end?
During the “Evening with Lost”, Carlton Cuse said that around 100 episodes in total would be pretty nice and in an interview with Michael Ausiello, Damon Lindelof expressed the same thoughts:
â€œWe knew Season 1 was going to be the introduction, Season 2 was going to be into the hatch, Season 3 was going to be the Othersâ€¦ I donâ€™t want to tell you what Season 4 is gonna be.
And then there was a shortened wrap-up season that would put you somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 episodes. At the end of season 4, we will have produced 93 hours of the show, and I imagine that would be very close to where it would end ideally.â€
Since we’re currently around episode 50, we would be half way through the ideal length of the Lost storyline, so there is still a lot of fun, drama and mysteries left.
It was also mentioned that next season, ABC are considering to run the entire Lost season of 22 episodes non-stop from January to May 2008.