Last Friday night, Peter Gelb announced a suspension of his lockout threat to give federal mediators a chance to save the Met. Over the weekend he agreed to open the books to an independent auditor. For the past week, a tense silence has prevailed at the Met. Talks have continued and discipline has been maintained by the three main unions so that there have been no substantive leaks.
But what now?
The week is coming to an end.
Will a deal be reached by the mediators that enables both sides to save face?
Or is it back into the bunkers?
Could go either way.