Thought I'd start a thread to compile the non-spoilery tidbits leaking out about the final season. First up: Seth Gabel dropped from cast for Season 5 After bumping him up to series regular last season, he contract wasn't picked up for next season. Can't say it's a huge surprise; they needed to lower costs, and losing a cast member is an easy way to do that. his story was essentially over living happily ever after with Fauxlivia on the (sealed off) Other Side. Lincoln's role in all of his incarnations has essentially been to be the Peter surrogate, first for a universe with no Peter and then a for a timeline with no Peter. Since Peter's back, Lincoln's function ceases to exist. There's no reason he can't guest star a couple times like Kirk Acevedo has.