From eonline.com's new Watch with Kristin chat:
From Philip: Alias! I need scoop! This hiatus sucks! Please, please, please?! Or 24. I don't care...
Lots of 24 coming up in this week's column. (I went to the premiere party Saturday night!) And for Alias--fantastic news. Reliable sources tell me that Michael Vartan is expected back for three episodes! (I'll pause while you backflip.) Of course, only time will tell if he's a flashback, a ghost or a long-lost evil twin, but I for one am thrilled whatever his form. Greg Grunberg is also returning, and I hear Weiss may not have been doing exactly what he told Sydney. And another series regular from seasons past will be making a surprise comeback very soon. Guesses?
From macy: The surprise Alias return...Francie? Will?
That's not who I'm talking about. It's someone a little more recent. However, I'm told that producers are hoping to get Merrin Dungey back in the fold before the finale. The problem is how, since her original characters, Francie and Allison, aka the Francinator, are deader than I would be if I told you how Vartan is coming back. No word yet on Will, and chances are it will be tricky to get Bradley Cooper, since he'll be doing a Broadway play with Julia Roberts starting in March, but fingers crossed--it has to happen!