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Last week, rumors surfaced that Orange Is the New Black star Laura Prepon wouldn’t be back for Season 2 of the Netflix hit. Fans of the show were understandably upset by the thought of an Alex-less sophomore season, but Laura soon put those rumors to rest — or so we thought.

At the time Laura insisted that her return was imminent, just dependent on “scheduling,” but now one of the show’s other stars Taryn Manning (Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett) tells TVLine that she has yet to encounter Laura on the show’s set. Uh oh...

So it looks like Season 2, which is currently filming, may see Piper’s (Taylor Schilling) former lesbian lover getting phased out after all. As Taryn explains, “I haven’t seen her [on set] and I miss her.”

However, it’s important to note that doesn’t necessarily mean Laura is off the show entirely. “I don’t know what’s going on with all of that,” Taryn continued. “For me, I can’t worry about that. I’m just there doing my job.”

Even though Piper was preoccupied with — spoiler alert — beating the crap out of Pennsatucky in the Season 1 finale, her storyline with Alex is far from over.

Do you think Laura’s days on OTNB are numbered? Share your thoughts and theories below!

Source: TVLine