According to Kristin on E! Online, Steve McPherson has signed off on the extra hour for Lost. This means we get a three hour season finale! The first hour will be aired on May 15th, then a mini hiatus, and finally the second and third hours of the finale on May 29th.
“Word is there are so many big reveals the producers wanted to deliver
this season that they felt anything less than a full three-hour finale
would have cheated the fans. In fact, I’m hearing that the writers’
draft for the second half of the finale was 80 pages long, which led
all parties involved to realize these stories had to be told now. Anything else would have felt like a rip-off for the fans”
While the thought of another hiatus while we are in one is unfortunate, I can’t wait for this amazing three hour chunk of Lost goodness!