Posted by T'Pol_82:
So what, they just went back and filmed for for 211 to make it into 211 and 212?
Posted by illya_kuryakin:
Since an AD has spilled the fact that 217 will be episode 18 of the season, I can provide a little background. There WAS a script for 218 but it was rejected by RM at the last minute. An idea that didn't work, apparently. I believe this may have been the screw-up he was alluding to on his blog. To fill out the schedule, 211 is now a two-parter.
Not sure how much I'm liking them stretching episodes into two or more eps like they did for the first part. To me it was too obvious and badly done.
I don't believe any new scenes were shot. They had enough footage to work with. It's not unusual to have a few extra scenes, or different versions that run a little slower. It's also possible that they were able to use a scene or two that was meant for 210.