Credit: Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Netflix Photo: Orange Is The New Black's Natasha Lyonne and Laura Prepon

And the Laura Prepon/Orange Is the New Black saga continues!

Earlier this summer we heard reports that Laura wouldn’t be featured on the Netflix hit’s second season, only to learn from Laura days later that she would be appearing on the prison drama once her scheduling conflicts were worked out.

Laura’s OITNB co-stars even praised her work, although a few of them admitted that they had yet to see her on the show’s set, despite the fact that the cast is in the midst of filming Season 2 in New York.

Now Buzzfeed claims that our worst fears have been realized: Laura will reportedly only appear in one episode of Season 2. A source close to the show revealed this sad tidbit to the site, noting that Laura’s character Alex Vause has not yet returned to resolve her storyline with Piper (Taylor Schilling).

The site also says that Laura had only signed a one-year contract to appear on OITNB, and in the end, it was her choice not to commit to more episodes. Whatever happens, we hope the writers give Piper and Alex some closure.

Are you saddened that this could be the end for Pipex, or do you think this is just another unfounded rumor? Tell us your thoughts below!

Source: Buzzfeed