Halfway through the second season of Damages, it's been confirmed that a third season of the FX drama is on the way.
But will the Daniel Purcell case carry over until then?
No, executive producer Todd Kessler. told Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello. But that doesn't mean the character - and William Hurt - will be written out entirely.
"Things are always open to change, but Season 2 wraps up much like Season 1 did," Kessler said. "[But] William Hurt's character has a very strong personal relationship with Patty - he's the father of her son. So his character remains vital and important to the lives of Patty and Michael Hughes. There's always a chance he will come back. It's schedule dependent."