Monday, March 16, 2009

Lost Finale Announced!

Thanks fb for emailing me earlier today with the news, but the Lost finale is scheduled to air on May 13 for two hours. My calculations had it ending on May 20, but apparently I can't count. I then broke it down according to my writing schedule (I have a week-by-week schedule for writing the season 5 book, and on the Wednesdays I have written out the ep numbers) but again, I'd written one week's number twice. Sigh. This is why I was never cut out to be a math major.

So start planning those finale parties! I don't have one, simply because I have way too much writing to do that night... but maybe for the big, big finale in 2010 I'll have to finagle my way into a party somewhere. Anyone know of a particularly awesome one?

Oh, and I've mentioned it before, but just as a reminder, the April 22 episode will be a clip show, according to the ABC site. Which means the May 13 episode will be episode 16 for the first hour, and episode 17 for the second.

And finally, while I'm using this as my Lost scheduling announcements page, I will be off in the UK from April 14 to April 23. Thank goodness the clip show is happening while I'm away, but it means I won't be doing my usual post after the April 15 show (SOB). However, I'm planning on *cough*downloading*cough* it, and will see how much I can write up in a B&B or sitting on the lefthand side of the car while my husband bombs down tiny little narrow roads. :) Oh, how I love the UK!


Michelle said...

Party at the Lost Bar! New York City! :)

Jazzygirl said...

This is funny because I was going to email you today and ask how many more episodes we had to go. LOL But oh how I hate this...stuck in the middle between anticipation and dread...eating up every minute of the show and wanting more...yet DREADING that the end is coming...knowing that we'll have to wait another 6+ months for the final season. OH GOD the emotions will be worse then!! LOL!!

Anonymous said...

nik, i think you should throw a lost series finale party, like you did your buffy series finale party! :D

Unknown said...

Anyone know where we can print all those DI labels for food? -e

Benny said...

Nikki, I need help. I'm a math wiz and I can't figure this one out.

If April 22nd is a clip show and the finale is on May 13th, this means the finale is either episodes 16/17 or a 2hr episode 16... At least that's what my calendar says!

Wordburglar said...

Thanks for answering my question Nikki :)

We're planning an awesome finale party in Toronto with celebrity guest hosts sponsored by Silver Snail...I'll let you know when the venue's confirmed :)

Anonymous said...

I'll be in the UK in April too! Will be having a finale party all on my own in Hong Kong as we don't get it on TV here anyway. Very jealous of all you guys.

Anonymous said... is the rundown to the epi's left this season:

March 18 - Episode 5.09.

March 25 - Episode 5.10.

April 1 - Episode 5.11.

April 8 - Episode 5.12.

April 15 - Episode 5.13.

April 22 - Clip Show - Working Title.

April 29 - Episode 5.14.

May 6 - Episode 5.15.

May 13 (9:00 PM-11:00 PM) - Episode 5.16 & Episode 5.17 (Two-Hour Season Finale).

Nikki Stafford said...

Emily: There was a great site that used to have those labels, but then Disney got in touch with them and told them to pull them, so they're not there. The only one I've seen since is here:

But they're only for 4 products, and I don't know if you can go in and change the labels at all. But it might be worth a try! :)

Benny: UGH. I did it again. I made up the schedule to the 20th AGAIN and then wrote that. I need help. You're right. I'll change the post.

Word: Ooh, do keep me posted!! I might have to check it out. :)

Michelle: I might be in NY in May 2010, but not at the end... do they have those parties every week?

Jazzy: I don't know what I'll do when it's over. Seriously. Will all of you go away? :::sniffle:::

fb: I'd be a terrible host, hunched over a laptop and not refilling the dip. Hahahahaha...

Benny said...

As long as we don't miss anything, the schedule can be whatever it wants to be.

I was just a bit sacred that I forgot something!

Austin Gorton said...

Will all of you go away? :::sniffle:::

I can't speak for everyone, but I don't go away between seasons, so there's no reason I'd go away after the show as a whole is done. :)

Benny said...

There'll be too much to discuss after the finale. So many topics that it will require an entire new blog dedicated to the various aspects of Lost.

If anyone's up to it, it'll be Nikki.
We won't be allowed to leave, she won't let us!

Jazzygirl said...

Are you kidding? We'll have to REWATCH the entire thing once we know the "big picture" and the end so we can absorb stuff and get answers to old questions!! It will be like starting all over again! Perhaps we should make a schedule of rewatching the seasons/episodes or something. This is going to be one of those things that you can watch over and over and never get tired of it! I know we feel that way already but I mean once we know EVERYTHING. :) Think about how we can discuss when and how we were fooled or (wrongly) assumed things.

Benny said...

Love it! At two/three eps per week, we could have a Lost Blog Redux. The Blog posts would obviously be smaller but would make for interesting discussions!

Let's bring it back next year!

Austin Gorton said...

...a Lost Blog Redux

Which would, of course, create excellent material for Nikki to use in a comprehensive Lost book that re-examines all the episodes in light of the big picture, were she (and her publisher) willing. :) I know I'd buy it!

Nikki Stafford said...

Jazzy and Benny: Awesome, awesome idea!! I love it, and I could totally host that. I won't be able to let Lost go very easily.

Teebore: LOL! I need you to become my publicist (not that I don't love my publicists, because I do). ;) Ever since you emailed me that idea I've been thinking a lot about it. You might be onto something. Especially since by June 1, 2010 I'll be curled up in a fetal position mourning the end of Lost, and this way I can just keep it going.

And then encourage every scholar I know to host some academic conference on Lost so I can immerse myself in it year after year. Oh, we all know those will be coming, and I can't wait!!

Anonymous said...


Hope you and hubby have a great time in the UK. I have mixed emotions about nearing the end of this season. I want answers but dread the long wait until season six.

You should think about hosting a big party NEXT May. My wife and I would travel from Maryland just to attend.

Anonymous said...

Where would I go? I knew you before you got Lost.

BTW, Kings is great.

Michelle said...

Hey Nikki,

Yeah they have those parties every week, on Wednesday this season. The bar is called Professor Thom's (to the lay person, but for Losties it's just the Lost Bar). It's a normal bar the rest of the time. Here's the website:

Rebecca T. said...

It's so sad that I finally joined this Lost family and I have less than two years to be a part of it. Definitely have to keep it going after the last :( official episode.

Anonymous said...

I just watched the wonderful "Last Frakkin' Battlestar Galactica Special". Makes me so sad - and also happy, that we have another year of LOST. Losing the two best TV shows at once would have been too hard!

Nikki: If you feel like hopping the channel once you're in the UK, just let me know! Germany isn't that far away and actually a nice place to be. You might even use my internet connection to... cough...

Anonymous said...

Wow, I never even thought of not reading this blog until you asked if we would all go away. Now I'm sad...I would come to a Lost party if it's after school gets out for the summer (hint, hint).