Before NBC's Parenthood comes to a close, fans will see Mark Cyr (Jason Ritter) one last time. Ritter will appear in Episode 9 of the current sixth and final season, BuzzFeed News has exclusively learned.
"Jason is a part of the Parenthood family and we are so excited that he was able to come back for one more before we end the run," the show's creator Jason Katims told BuzzFeed News via email. Ritter was equally as thrilled. "I could not be more thrilled to come back!" Ritter wrote in an email. "I love the whole Parenthood family so much. Being there with all of them feels like being home."
After recurring on the series since the first season, Ritter left the show at the end of Season 4 when Mark broke up with his fiancée Sarah (Lauren Graham). He made only one appearance since in Season 5 when Amber (Mae Whitman) runs into Mark on the street, prompting him to call Sarah and ask if the two can get together. When they meet, Mark tells Sarah that he is engaged.
For most of Parenthood's sixth season, Sarah has been in a close relationship with Hank (Ray Romano), who was the reason that Sarah and Mark broke off their engagement. We can only assume Mark's return will bring some sort of drama for Sarah, but hopefully some closure, too.