Parenthood isn’t through with Ryan and Amber just yet.
Although it appeared as if Matt Lauria‘s days on the NBC weepfest came to an end this week when Ryan announced to a devastated Amber that was reenlisting in the Army, exec producer Sarah Watson assures TVLine that he will resurface in a major way in 2014.
“Matt Lauria will be back —that’s not the last we’ve seen of Ryan,” Watson reveals. “He will be back in a big and spectacular way. And I’m not going to say anything more than that, other than get your Kleenex ready.
“This is Amber’s first really adult, raw relationship, and things like that don’t end as cleanly or as easily as you’d want them to,” the EP adds. “This is definitely something we’re going to see continue to play out for her.”
Parenthood resumes its current fifth season on Thursday, Jan. 2. (Reporting by Megan Masters)