After a four-month absence, "Alias" returns to TV on Wednesday, April 19, ABC recently announced. No further details are available at this time.
With only nine episodes aired this season, it seems impossible to finish a full run in what will be left of the typical TV broadcast schedule, which ends somewhere between mid- and late May. When ABC made its announcement in November that the show would end this year, the net said "Alias" would go out with a bang. Then, reports surfaced a few months later that the suits were trimming back on the total number of episodes, which I'm sure meant further re-writes for the creative team.
Frankly, this looks like disaster. But, again, at least ABC is letting the show run to some sort of conclusion; it could have just cut and run, I guess. I just hope the next few weeks don't do damage to a great legacy.
So bring Vaughn back to life, already. This isn't "24" or "The Sopranos," it's sci-fi/fantasy—and I want a happy ending! Although, that may not be possible under any circumstances considering J.J. Abrams is going to be off promoting some stupid Tom Cruise movie instead of wrapping up the show that made him a star.
Maybe I'll just use the Season 4 finale—pre-car crash—as my series finale and try to forget this year ever happened.