Originally Posted by Rob Helmerichs
??? Why do you say that?
Just a feeling. I've noticed as "shows" age and become expensive there are different production tricks to reduce costs.
I think the producers will hold back a concluding episode at the end of one season and re-introduce it as the first episode of a new season (NCIS comes to mind).
I think they keep costs down (usually in a "show's" expensive 8th season)by
disappearing an actor. "X" is off "on assignment" "visiting a relative" maybe "on vacation" etc. No payment that week (just like in the NFL).
RECAPS that go on forever. I especially love the ones that go over familiar territory that just happened 10 mins. ago. Attention Deficit Syndrome anyone?
I guess a rehash of what happen ten minutes ago is necessary these days after observing the way kids watch tv with their faces in their applePhones twitting on facebook,
occasionally looking up to catch the action of the television program.
The Catch-up Episode: The ones that stitch together old clips, villains, retelling the same old storyline that faithful fans already are bored by. Yes done smartly sometimes
I like them: refresh my memory.
[ The best recap IMO was the BtVS finale: The opening minute homage to every episode of the series speeding-by in lightning bolt flashes. ]
I'm betting that a lot of this season had already been flushed-out, been written and possibly filmed last season; and along with out-takes, long shots,
clips will help to conclude the season.
I appreciate that the creators have fought to get the final episodes made/broadcasted. It has been one of my favorite shows and needs a worthy conclusion.
Unlike a lot of (internet posting) fans, I really liked the direction of the third season.
The question for me now is whether to wait to record onto TiVo the final episodes from SyFy or use "Magic". Still debating that one since there will only be a one week delay in not using "Magic".
However, "Magic" will be quite beneficial in regards to the final season of Lost Girl.