'Desperate Housewives: Jesse Metcalfe back on Wisteria Lane?

Jessemetcalfe Neighborhood gossip, you guys...

A little Wisteria Lane scoop, coming to you straight from The Paley Festival where "Desperate Housewives" was just honored: Seems a major character from the series' first two seasons will return in the last five minutes of next month's finale for a huge surprise.

"DH" creator Marc Cherry wouldn't say who, but when the panel moderator brought "Gaby's gardener boy John" up, Cherry smirked and said, "Well I think we're done here."

Does this mean Jesse Metcalfe is coming back to Fairview? Or was Mr. Cherry just throwing us off the trail of the returning character's real identity?

An insider tells me to expect Metcalfe back. I've contacted ABC for comment and will let you know when I hear more.

But in the meantime, shall we weigh other possibilities?

Will Rex Van De Kamp rise from the dead to demand profits from Bree's business which bears his name?

Could Paul or Zach Young come a knockin'?

Come a knockin'?

...I don't know. It's Saturday.

Anyway, let's talk about this. If John Rowland is returning, one must wonder, for what possible reason?

UPDATE: ABC has no comment.

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