Question: Now that Lost is expanding its season finale to two hours (Ask Ausiello 3/30), what does this mean for Alias? Don't tell me now that they finally got Lena Olin back, they have to cut down her episode to an hour? Aaron Barker
Ausiello: Good news, Aaron. An ABC rep confirms that Episodes 21 and 22 which originally were going to be combined into one 90-minute finale will air as separate one-hour episodes on May 18 and May 25. As a result, it appears Irina's one-episode stint has now turned into two. I can only imagine what that's going to do to Ms. Olin's asking price.