Cynthia Watros by Bob D'Amico/ABC Cynthia Watros by Bob D'Amico/ABC

OK, so technically, the ABC hit isn't bringing Cynthia Watros' short-lived character back from the dead. But Lost executive producer Carlton Cuse confirms to me exclusively that the actress will be playing Hurley's dearly departed sweetheart again this season for multiple episodes, presumably in more flashbacks.

"She'll be in enough of the show for us to fill in the missing pieces of her story," says Cuse. "We could not be more pleased. Cynthia is a smart and engaging actor, and [executive producer] Damon [Lindelof] and I have some very cool parts of her story left to tell."

It's by pure chance that Emmy winner Watros was even available for the return engagement: Her fall pilot, The Rich Inner Life of Penelope Cloud, wasn't picked up, which left a spot open on her dance card.

That's all I've got, folks - your turn. Are you as giddy about Watros' return as I am? And do you think her comeback proves this theory true? Sound off below! (And yes, this is the big casting news on an USWL that I alluded to in this week's Ask Ausiello.)