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'Life Unexpected': No back nine episodes, but is there hope for closure?


Life-unexpectedImage Credit: Richard Phibbs / The CWThe unfortunate news that Life Unexpected was denied a back nine order is still weighing heavily on my heart, PopWatchers, and as the show makes its way through the remainder of its truncated season (we only get 13 episodes!) the fear of an improper ending remains my biggest concern.

It’s clear that there is not enough time for the show to head in the direction I’d always hope it would go – which, of course, would have eventually ended with Baze and Cate back together. But in a statement (read it in its entirety below), executive producer Liz Tigelaar remained positive regarding the final episode of the season, calling it “a satisfying 13 episode arc.”

Yes, I know, that sounds like a definitive “thanks for the memories,” but don’t get ahead of yourself. It’s not over until someone says the word “canceled,” right? Well, Tigelaar seems to think so, adding: “If we’re lucky enough to do more, we’ll be ready.”

So keep the faith, PopWatchers, but also tell me: If 13 episodes is all we get, what would be the best possible ending?

Statement from Executive producer Liz Tigelaar:

“Obviously, like the fans of the show, we are totally disappointed with not getting a back nine. We had a great full season in store and we all want to keep these characters alive. We love our jobs! That said, we always knew it was a possibility and we wanted to tell a satisfying 13 episode arc which we think we’ve accomplished. Although we’re not doing an overhaul to try to rush to the end we’d always envisioned for these characters, we do believe that the last episode will conjure up all that great emotion that our show is known for, that it will be satisfying to the fans and, most of all, hopeful. More than just a love story, it’s always been a show about family and that’s what it will remain in the last episode of this season. If we’re lucky enough to do more, we’ll be ready. Thanks for all the love and support. The cast, the writers, the crew and I all appreciate it.”

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