Question: You said that there are no plans for J.J. Abrams to write or direct any Losts this season, but what about Alias? Please tell me he will write and direct the season/series finale?

Answer: Good question. Let's ask him. "Given the [M:I 3] schedule, my day-to-day involvement in Alias and Lost this season has been minimal," he told me via e-mail. "While I would truly love nothing more than to film the series finale, I think I'll be in the depths of M:I 3 postproduction, and therefore unavailable which would be depressing." Indeed it would be.