Charlie Sheen — who was fired from "Two and a Half Men" four years ago after he turned into a drug-and-booze-fueled self-immolating fireball that scorched the showrunners, the show, CBS, Warner Bros., and any innocent bystander who happened to be within 100 yards of him — may well be set to return to the series finale on Feb. 19.
Let's put it this way: Showrunner Chuck Lorre, who was also consumed at the time by the Sheen fireball, didn't rule out the possibility before TV writers at the "Men" session in Pasadena on Thursday.
Ipso facto, Charlie will be back.
Here's what Lorre said, as reported by Deadline's Lisa de Moraes:
“I think we’re going to have a finale that you’re going to be very pleased with. That’s all I’m going to say about it ... .
“It would be inappropriate to not acknowledge the extraordinary success we had with Charlie, and how grateful I am — we all are — for his contributions. There is nothing but great feelings for the eight-and-a-half years we worked together. But how to wrap the show up? It’s tricky ... Because, in a way, the show morphed into something else entirely for the last four years, and its something we love.
"And we want to honor both. How to honor both is the challenge of this finale.
“The other challenge is how to get people to watch something without telling them what it is.”