I was cautious not to get too overjoyed when I read this news. Of course it would be awesome but I don't think some of these producers have a large enough brain to sometimes understand what exactly they are saying or not saying! Besides, one of the courses I am teaching next term is validating information in various articles and my brain seems to be a bit hard wired to this activity! I am sure Adam's yahoo group is a reliable source and has given reliable information before. I hope I don't sound like a pessimist when I say I don't actually trust these producers and will wait to actually SEE this happen to get excited about it! ---- As for the question 'will Cal's absence be explained' in the event that she actually does miss an eppy, I don't know if it will be. Natalia was not there at all in one of the season 9 eppys (can't recall which one now) and her absence was not explained. But I thought I read that she is actually not missing any eppys whereas earlier she was supposed to be missing 2. --- Merry Christmas everyone!