How many words have I written about Lost during its last season? Here’s a break down by all Lost-related posts.

622 – Season 6 Preview
1257 – “LA X, Part 1 & Part2” – Lost 6×01, 6×02
1093 – “What Kate Does” – Lost 6×03
1703 – “The Substitute” – Lost 6×04
2678 – “The Lighthouse” – Lost 6×05
627 – Follow-up on “The Lighthouse”
2283 – “Sundown” – Lost 6×06
2859 – “Dr. Linus” – Lost 6×07
2079 – “Recon” – Lost 6×08
4166 – “Ab Aeterno” – Lost 6×09
4290 – “The Package” – Lost 6×10
528 – Lost Lingering Questions (Season 1)
4562 – “Happily Ever After” – Lost 6×11
5283 – “Everybody Loves Hugo” – Lost 6×12
6048 – “The Last Recruit” – Lost 6×13
451 – Lost Lingering Questions (DHARMA Initiative)
6125 – “The Candidate” – Lost 6×14
6698 – “Across The Sea” – Lost 6×15
7535 – “What They Died For” – Lost 6×16
1234 – Times Talks Live: Lost (Recap)

For a grand total of 63,069 words. Recaps average out to 3,900 words.

How I wrote the recaps evolved throughout the season, as you can tell by the word counts. Two of my favorite episodes, “The Lighthouse” and “Dr. Linus”, I didn’t do as thorough a job as I did with episodes in the second half of the season. Granted, I couldn’t with “Dr. Linus” since my in-laws were staying with us. (They slept in the basement where the tv with DVR is, so I couldn’t be thorough.)

Speaking of the second half of the season, my approach to writing the recaps changes after viewing “Ab Aeterno”. I remember writing that recap and thinking it may be ridiculously long. I received a message, in the midst of writing it, thanking me for my thorough recaps and how they were looking forward to reading the recap in the morning. Game on. I kept at it. I think if I were to do a recap of “Ab Aeterno” now it’d be 8,000 words.

What does this mean for tonight’s finale? I’ll break 10,000 words with the recap.

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