Sad news for Lincoln Lee fans: sources have confirmed that Seth Gabel will not be a regular in Fringe‘s fifth and final season.

It may not come as a huge shock for fans who are up to speed on Fringe, seeing as the remaining Lincoln opted to stay with Fauxlivia in the red universe when it was sealed off.

But now it’s official: TV Line can confirm that Seth Gabel will indeed not be a regular in season 5 – and most likely, he won’t appear at all. Anna Torv definitely doesn’t think so, lamenting that, “I don’t think [we'll see Lincoln again], unless we go to the other side.”

We doubt that Fringe would spend its remaining 13 episodes literally opening a door to an already resolved storyline. Still, it would be nice to get a glimpse at Lincoln and Fauxlivia’s lives a little ways down the road. What do you think, Fringe fans?