Hello, WhiteRose. Welcome to the thread. I think people were just speculating that it might happen. Luckily, it never did. As for whether or not he'll return, that's anyone's guess. I guess it depends on what they do with the current storyline next season and whether or not Emily stays on the show. I think we haven't yet gotten word on whether or not she's renewed her contract. I guess we'll know come next season.