After being cast as Wendy Patrakas on FOX’s short-lived series Drive, Melanie Lynskey is set to return to Two and a Half Men to celebrate its 100th episode.  The 30-year-old actress will be reprising her role as Charlie Sheen’s (Charles “Charlie” Harper) endearingly offbeat neighbor-turned-stalker, Rose.

According to show creator, Chuck Lorre, the milestone episode comes with massive plans.

“It involves the return of Melanie Lynskey, who played Charlie’s stalker,” Lorre said.  “We lost her to a FOX show last season, so we wrote her out of the series.  That show didn’t survive, and we’re happy to have her back.  When her character left the show last year, she left for London.  But Charlie comes to realize there’s a great vacuum in his life she used to fill, so he goes to London to seek her out.”

“I want this season to be the best ever…We work really hard, and there’s a great deal of gratitude that we find an audience, so we feel responsible to deliver every week something that is worth their time.  Emmy nominations are terrific acknowledgment, but you still have to step up — and the way we step up is to try to make people laugh,” he added.

Two and a Half Men costar, Marin Hinkle (Judith Harper), reveals that Charlie will realize his true feelings for his stalker.

“He goes to seek her out to tell her how he feels about her, and there’s a surprise to how she handles it. I’m sure she will be back for many episodes.  The way they left it had a wonderful dot-dot-dot,” she said.

In addition to Lynskey, season 5 will also feature notable guest stars like Janeane Garofalo, who appears as one of Alan’s (Jon Cryer) romantic mistakes, Ming Wen as one of Charlie’s love interests, and Robert Wagner, who returns as to romance Holland Taylor’s character, Evelyn Harper.

Two and a Half Men airs every Monday at 9pm ET/PT on CBS.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: TV Guide, National Ledger
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Kris De Leon

Staff Writer, BuddyTV