Both the Vorian/Kih'Andari war and the Book of Nosah'trah will be playing major roles in the finale, which kicks off just a week from today.
Now, I mentioned a while back that there'd be another announcement regarding the finale. And here it is:
Unfortunately, the announcement that it would be a 90 minute episode was made right after the very first draft was finished, which turns out to have been a little too soon. There were still some problems with the structure and pacing, and a couple of days ago I was able to finally figure out a way for it to work. However, unlike last season's finale, "A Matter of Faith, Part Two" turns out to work better as a one hour episode.
The 90 minute version was just dragging on a little too much in some places, while the one hour version works as a fast paced and pretty suspenseful episode. So while it's not an extended length episode, I can promise that it not only works better this way, but it's also going to be quite an exciting and probably surprising finale.
And since there's a lot of material that was written and that didn't make it into the final version of the episode, we can definitely release those scenes as deleted scenes after the episode is out. Especially since I was rather fond of some of the things that had to go, but they were slowing things down too much in some places. So at the end of the day, sacrifices had to be made to get the episode to work.
My apologies for having been a little too quick with saying it's a 90 minute episode. But this just shows you we never stop working, even after we finish the first drafts of the finale after long weeks of hard work, trying to figure them out in the first place. So you see, this was just an elaborate plot to demonstrate how noble and hard working we are.