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Strike Could Cut LOST Short

Published November 6, 2007 in Television
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of ABC.
LOST Season Three Poster LOST
ABC's LOST suffered during its second season thanks to too many breaks, holidays and repeats. Vowing to never let that happen again, the third season of LOST was much improved. Shortening the show to three mini-seasons, fans were guaranteed uninterrupted confusion; which is surprisingly what we all want.

Unfortunately nobody planned for the WGA and their current strike, which could create the largest 'holiday' LOST has seen to date.


Lost Cut in Half by WGA Strike


According to Entertainment Weekly, only half of LOST is done and in the can. The other half has yet to be written. So where are our writers? Here is where the WGA strike could be problematic.

If the strike is prolonged and the scribes can't get back to work writing the rest of the episodes, fans are going to be stuck with the kind of stunted season they were forced to endure last year. "It will feel like buying a Harry Potter book, reading half of it, and then having to put it down for many months," explains Cuse. "There is a cliffhanger at the end of the eighth episode. It will only be frustrating [for viewers] to have to step away from the show and not see the second half of the season.



"The first half of the season, like a good novel, sets all the events of the show in motion and the second half deals with the consequences," Cuse continued. "We're very proud of the first eight but it feels weird to have to stop literally mid-stream."

No matter how good this season's story may be, a break such as this could kill viewership. When you have so much mystery you don't want to give your audience too much time to forget what's going on.

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