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quick Alias S5 question

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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   stewart borland

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Posted October 13 2006 - 10:17 AM

Without giving anything away... I just need to know... does it have a cliffhanger ending (because they didn't know it was going to be cancelled) or is it a 'good one' that ends things well?

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#2 of 6 OFFLINE   Robert James Clark

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Posted October 13 2006 - 10:38 AM

It has an ending. May not be the most satisfying ending that I would have hoped if JJ had still been actively involved with the show, but it really does end...

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Posted October 13 2006 - 02:42 PM

yup it has an ending.....a pretty crappy one IMO...but it ends... I really hated the last episode...

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Posted October 13 2006 - 02:47 PM

Stewart, they knew that the show was ending well in advance so they were able to plan for a finale. I thought the ending was pretty good. Every character had a nice finish.

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Posted October 13 2006 - 03:27 PM

That's true, but IIRC, ABC pulled a fast one at the last minute and trimmed the planned shooting schedule by three episodes. This meant that the writers had to rework many already introduced story elements so that they would still make sense to viewers within the confines of this newly abbreviated shooting schedule. In other words, ABC gave them less time to tell the story... while they were in the throws of telling it! The ending we got is okay, but certainly not the "grand finale" that ABC promised to Alias fans. Don't forget, the network unceremoniously canceled the series while it was on a relatively unplanned hiatus (to accommodate Jennifer Garner's pregnancy.) To soften the blow at the time of the announcement, the network promised that the full 22 episode season would air as planned. But, in the end, we only got 18 episodes, and 4 of those were piggy-backed into 2 two-parters when ABC aired them.

#6 of 6 OFFLINE   stewart borland

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Posted October 14 2006 - 08:25 AM

OK, thanks for that, I guess by the majority vote 'it's OK!'

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