Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse have claimed that the ending of Lost has been charted out since day one, but it was hard to take them seriously until their voluntary decision to make this sixth season the last one. Now, with the season premiere five days away (!), you’d assume the ending they’d been kicking around all those years was scripted and secured in a high-security Dharma Initiative bunker, right? Wrong! Cuse tells the Times: “We came up with the final image of the show a long time ago, back when we were first plotting out the mythology in the first season. [But] we still have six hours of the show to make. That is sort of the equivalent of three feature films. We have to do all the writing for those in about eight or nine weeks, and we have to finish shooting them between now and the middle of April.” Wait, wait, wait — they’ve only had the final image worked out? (If by "image" Cuse is referring to the Lost title card, God bless us, we’re gonna hurt somebody.) They haven’t even written the ending yet? There isn’t already a final scene that will beautifully justify five seasons of batshit-crazy television? The whole thing could still fall off the rails? There’s enough time to write in a musical number?
Watch our new series!
Watch Suicide Squad Become The Dirty DozenView all videos
Most Viewed Stories
Every Netflix Original Series, Ranked
What’s New on Netflix: September 2015
How We Are Your Friends and Other August Flops Were Maimed by Bad Marketing
James Bond Author Has a Casually Racist Reason Why Idris Elba Shouldn’t Play 007 [Updated]
What’s Leaving Netflix: September 2015
Quentin Tarantıno on White Supremacy, Obama, and Why He Doesn’t Worry About a Transformers Future
Hannibal Redefined How We Tell Stories on Television
These Were the Truman Show VMAs
Bachelor in Paradise Recap: Dueling Date Cards
Bill Murray on Why He Agreed to Make a Ghostbusters 3 Cameo
Latest News from VultureGary Busey Rode a Horse Onto Jimmy Kimmel's Show to Announce that He's Going to Crush Dancing With The Stars
This might be the image that shows up when you look up majestic in the dictionary.T-Pain Sure Stunned Tons of People With This Auto-Tune-less National Anthem Performance
Go, T-Pain. Go, Dodgers. Go, America.Report: The Concussion Filmmakers Tried Not to Piss Off the NFL
According to emails unearthed in last year's Sony hacks, those affiliated with the movie didn't want to kick the hornet's nest.Amazon Prime Becomes Commuting Hero, Launches Offline Viewing for iOS, Android Devices
Prime subscribers can now pop TV shows and movies onto their phones and tablets gratis.Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard Made a Sick Punk Album With Her Thunderbitch Side Project
You need this in your life.Game of Thrones Has Reportedly Found Its Euron Greyjoy
The Danish Joshua Jackson!The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Will Be the Difference Between Bru and Bro, Bru
Tomato, tomahto.Donald Trump and Joe Biden Are Taking Sides in the Upcoming Late-Night War
The Donald will appear on The Tonight Show the same week "Diamond" Joe joins Stephen Colbert.9 Best New Songs of the Week
There's more to the new Miley album than "Dooo It."Kermit and Denise From Marketing Have Actually Been Canoodling for Months
Here are the pictures.
The American Idol alum is known for her audacious live covers. We've finally decided to rank them.What’s Leaving HBO Now: September 2015
In verse.Let Stephen Colbert Give You Driving Directions
As long as you've got Waze.Vulture Is Hosting Two Panels at New York Comic-Con!
Jesse David Fox will interview Seth Meyers, and Abraham Riesman is moderating a discussion on Harley Quinn.Michael Shannon Flip-Flops on Flipper Flap, Fesses Fib
What a flub!Muppets Promo: Scandal’s Huck and Quinn Go Gonzo on Little Gonzo
With a drill, natch.Christina Applegate’s Greatest Acting Challenge: Playing the Lifetime Version of Meryl Streep
We have so. Much. Doubt.Miley Cyrus, the Weeknd, and Demi Lovato Are This Season’s First SNL Musical Guests
Cyrus is doing double duty in the season premiere.Hear Escort’s Instant-Classic Disco-House Banger, ‘Body Talk’
'Cause we all could stand a good wiggle in our afternoon.Kesha Will Appear on Jane the Virgin As a Baby-Hating Neighbor
Whoa-oh oh oh.