DEADLINE: You didn’t originally know Season 5 was going to be the final season. When did you start planning it as a final chapter?
NOLAN: I think we felt going into the season that we would plan the season as our last. There was still an ongoing conversation with CBS who were reluctant to talk about it in those terms. So we felt like we had an obligation to ourselves and the story and the fans to design a season that could be our last. The conversation with the network was just ensuring that we still had a fair number of episodes that were stand-alone. I think Greg and Denise Thé, the other executive producer this year, and the rest of the staff had a fantastic way of blending that approach while still hurdling towards a conclusion. I wish we had more episodes to tell that story, but I’m very proud of the episodes that we made.
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EMERSON: I think people always expect me to be broken up about things coming to an end, but we were so tired in December, I couldn’t even have imagined coming back after the new year and shooting more.
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