The Ascension is the title of the Lonelygirl15 series finale, which was released on August 1, 2008.
On Friday, July 4th, 2008, the Lonelygirl15 production team announced that the Season Three Finale, and Series Finale of Lonelygirl15, would take place on Friday, August 1st, 2008. Further details were released on Friday, July 25th.
Videos officially started at 8AM PDT (11AM EDT), with one lead-up video at 2:00 AM PDT, and are listed below:
Unknown until the day of the finale, and only announced through the link to reach the Java version of the IRC chatroom, two chats were scheduled for the day on NowLive at the following times: 11AM PDT (2PM EDT) and 2PM PDT (5PM EDT).
Emma came onto the chatroom after the 11:00, chatting on location from her boarding school. She was worried about TAAG and wanted to know what had happened. When the users told her, she wanted to know where the boat was going. She was told that Sarah had given the coordinates to the location, and told Emma the news that Sarah had been the plantcake all along. Emma couldn’t believe that Sarah is completely on the side of the Order, and she insisted that Sarah couldn’t be as evil as she seems to be. She then asked about Taylor, saying that she is the key. She left briefly because her roommate came in, and then returned. She reiterated that Taylor is the key, then left.
Emma came into the chat at 2PM EDT. Rather than talking about the latest video, she announced that she was going into hiding, afraid that the Order would locate her. She bid fans farewell and quickly signed off.
To help generate publicity for the event, lg15 released a MySpace badge on their blog.
In order to answer fans' questions regarding the numerous changes announced along with the series finale, the Creators held a NowLive chat on July 14th, 2008. In chat, very little regarding the finale was revealed other than "familiar faces" would be seen again, and there would be several videos. (As described by Greg Goodfried, there will be "more than one and less than thirteen" videos.)