After Badgley's comments, a number of past characters from the show flashed across the screen, from Dr. Nicky (John Stamos) to Sherry Conrad (Shalita Grant). However, we were most shocked when Ortega appeared on the screen. Does this mean she'll be returning for the final season?
In season two, Ortega played Joe's neighbor, Ellie, a fifteen-year-old girl who quickly befriends him and helps him build an online presence. However (spoiler alert), at the end of season two, Joe admits to her that her sister is dead and he murdered a man from their past. As a way to help, he begins giving Ellie monthly payments in order to survive.
But, that was the last we saw of Ellie. And while the character was supposed to return in season four, Ortega revealed that the filming overlapped with the production of her hit series, Wednesday. “I was devastated,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “I miss Ellie, and I've been wanting to go back to Ellie for a long time, but I was in Romania shooting Wednesday.”