The Firefly alum will reprise her role as Erika Flynn in the season's third episode. Fans first got to know the character in season three after she murdered her husband, John Flynn. She was convicted of murder and sent to prison, but not before she tried to cover up the crime. The character reappeared in season four and helped Patrick Jane, played by Simon Baker, solve a crime from her prison cell. Jane fell for the sexy prisoner and let his guard down, which enabled Flynn to escape.
Flynn and Jane will reunite once again in the third episode this year. The reunion will take place in Beirut, where Jane and Teresa Lisbon, played by Robin Tunney, are working to stop an international weapons dealer. Flynn agrees to help the duo in exchange for a full pardon and the opportunity to return home to the U.S.
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Baccarin is a frequent guest star on many series. Along with her role as Inara Serra on Firefly, she has also appeared as Jessica Kivala on Heartland, as Isobel Swift on The Good Wife, as Anna on V, and as Jessica Brody on Homeland.
She will also be lending her voice to the new animated horror thriller Malevolent, alongside Ray Wise and Bill Moseley.
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