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?
Most Viewed Stories
We'll Probably Never See Queen Elizabeth II Be This Sassy Ever Again
Jimmy Fallon and Paul Rudd's Recreation of a Styx Music Video Is So Good, It Might Transport You Back To 1981
What’s New on Netflix: May 2016
Behind Jamie and Claire’s Daybed Scene on Outlander
Watch President Obama's Wonderful Correspondents’ Dinner Speech
24 Outrageous Prince Stories
Man Thinks Amy Schumer Owes Him Photos if He Demands Them
You'll Probably Need Aloe Vera For All of the Burns From Larry Wilmore's Correspondents' Dinner Monologue
Why the Ghostbusters Trailer Is the Most-Hated Movie Trailer on YouTube
Outlander’s Rosie Day on Suffocating Corsets, Time Travel, and Rape Culture
Latest News from VultureRingling Bros. Circus Will Feature Performing Elephants for the Final Time Tonight
Elephants have been a part of the circus for over 200 years.What, You Thought Carrie Fisher Wasn't Going to Bring Her Dog, Gary Fisher, to the Correspondents' Dinner?
The coolest pooch in the world.Why Mark Schultz Isn't in Team Foxcatcher
His widow explains it in a new interview.Haim's Cover of Fleetwood Mac's 'Dreams' Will Have You Seeing Crystal Visions in No Time
Players only love you when they're playing Rumours.You'll Probably Need Aloe Vera For All of the Burns From Larry Wilmore's Correspondents' Dinner Monologue
"I've been watching CNN a long time. I used to watch it back when it was a news network."Watch President Obama's Wonderful Correspondents’ Dinner Speech
"Helen Mirren is here tonight. I don’t even have a joke here, I just think Helen Mirren is awesome."Outlander’s Rosie Day on Suffocating Corsets, Time Travel, and Rape Culture
"You're not taught about women's history at school. They rush over the hardships that women had to endure."Behind Jamie and Claire’s Daybed Scene on Outlander
"We wanted it to be special."Outlander Recap: The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover
Sorry, Claire: No dinner party is complete without a fistfight.The Girlfriend Experience Recap: Mirror, Mirror
A client's death brings Christine an enormous inheritance — with strings attached.
Director Tom Six responded that the movie should be required viewing in all schools.We'll Probably Never See Queen Elizabeth II Be This Sassy Ever Again
Revel in the royal shade.Man Thinks Amy Schumer Owes Him Photos if He Demands Them
"I will not take pictures with people anymore and it's because of this dude in Greenville."Drake Says Views Sold 620,000 Copies Overnight
But that might be a bit misleading.Prince’s Cornucopia of 2,000+ Unreleased Songs Has Reportedly Been Opened
This is the most exciting opening of a vault since Geraldo excavated Al Capone’s.The Original Ghostbusters is Returning to Theaters For a Very Limited, Very Spooky Engagement
I ain't afraid of no AMC Theaters.Jimmy Fallon and Paul Rudd's Recreation of a Styx Music Video Is So Good, It Might Transport You Back To 1981
So. Many. Wigs.Radiohead 'Knows Where You Live,' Teases the Long-Awaited Song 'Burn the Witch' With Creepy Leaflets
It's been gestating since at least 2003.The Flash Director Seth Grahame-Smith Leaves Film in a Hurry
He won't make his directorial debut with The Flash after all.Will Ferrell and Chad Smith Attempt Another Drum-Off, But in a Classic Rock and Roll Power Move, Get Other Musicians to Do the Drumming on Their Behalf
Who comes out victorious?