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Old February 17 2013, 06:12 AM   #16
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Re: OT: The 4400 Welcome to Promise City/Promises Broken

I'm working my way through the series, but i already have some spoilers. However, noting that these books may be the only thing resembling a finale I will read, I just want to know if the story line involving Alana is resolved. I WILL still be reading the books, but there's no way I can be happy if her story line is left the way it is in the series.
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Old February 17 2013, 04:26 PM   #17
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Refresh my memory: Who was Alana?

It's been a few years since I wrote for THE 4400 . . . .
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Old February 17 2013, 04:35 PM   #18
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Alana was Tom's girlfriend who could take people into alternate realities and was unceremoniously written out of the series at the end of, I think, the third season. She was re-abducted and never heard from again.
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Old February 17 2013, 04:47 PM   #19
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Right, thanks.

Alas, I confess we didn't deal with her in the concluding novels. Given how many other loose ends we had to wrap up, there just wasn't room to reopen that storyline as well. Revisiting Alana was on my wish list had the books continued, but . . . .
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Old February 17 2013, 08:52 PM   #20
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Alana was Tom's girlfriend who could take people into alternate realities and was unceremoniously written out of the series at the end of, I think, the third season. She was re-abducted and never heard from again.
Not only was she not seen again, I don't even remember her being mentioned again. I'm not sure why they wrote the character out but I thought the way the did it was a low point for the show that I liked.
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Old February 17 2013, 08:57 PM   #21
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Not only was she not seen again, I don't even remember her being mentioned again.
Wikipedia says her disappearance was addressed in the fourth-season premiere:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alana_Mareva
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Old February 17 2013, 09:04 PM   #22
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Yeah, Alana presumably lived out the rest of her life in the past, which gave her character closure of a sort--which is why I didn't feel compelled to reopen that can of worms after she had already been written out of the series.

If the series had continued . . . who knows? There was certainly potential for some kind of time-travel storyline that would bring her character back.
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