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Roswell Obit: R.I.P., Ms. Topolsky

Although on Roswell the laying of hands by an outer-space adolescent can heal gunshot wounds, Julie Benz isn't hopeful that there is a resurrection in store for her high school guidance counselor/FBI alien hunter character, Ms. Topolsky. "I guess I could get that call — a WB exec recently told me they're still working on a way to bring me back," she tells TV Guide Online, then adopts a skeptical tone. "I was like, 'Okay.' I don't see how they could do it." The actress — whose blood-sucking Buffy the Vampire Slayer alter ego Darla, ironically, was given a new lease on life this year by sister show Angel — even refuses to be buoyed by the fact that, after Ms. Topolsky "died" in a fire, her body was never found. "They're so far removed from that storyline that to get back to it now

Charlie Mason

Although on Roswell the laying of hands by an outer-space adolescent can heal gunshot wounds, Julie Benz isn't hopeful that there is a resurrection in store for her high school guidance counselor/FBI alien hunter character, Ms. Topolsky.

"I guess I could get that call -- a WB exec recently told me they're still working on a way to bring me back," she tells TV Guide Online, then adopts a skeptical tone. "I was like, 'Okay.' I don't see how they could do it."

The actress -- whose blood-sucking Buffy the Vampire Slayer alter ego Darla, ironically, was given a new lease on life this year by sister show Angel -- even refuses to be buoyed by the fact that, after Ms. Topolsky "died" in a fire, her body was never found.

"They're so far removed from that storyline that to get back to it now would be really hard," she theorizes. "So I think at this point Topolsky's really dead."

While Benz may regret that she lost her role because of the sci-fi series' second-season shift in focus -- instead of the Feds, these days the underage ETs outwit otherworldly enemies -- she's sorrier still that Ms. Topolsky never traded more than information with Roswell's Sheriff Valenti, played by William Sadler.

"I so badly wanted to have a love scene with him!" she confesses. "Everyone's like, 'You didn't want Jason Behr or Brendan Fehr?' I'm like, 'Oh, they're good-looking guys. But Bill Sadler... he's a man!'"