If you didn't tune into FX on Thursday night, you missed one of the best episodes of the year. The half-hour comedy Louie gave us the episode "Daddy's Girlfriend, Part 2," which might be the best episode of the show so far. The episode followed Louie around on a date with eccentric bookstore salesperson Liz (Parker Posey). She pushed him out of his comfort zone in various weird ways, making us uncomfortable at first before we slowly came to understand her. The final scene, in which Posey forced Louie to climb up to a rooftop, was pure poetry. She sat on the edge of the rooftop, telling Louie that he was afraid to come over to the edge with her because he was afraid he might jump. But her? She was having "too good of a time" to kill herself.
But the episode ended on a strange note, with her enthusiasm suddenly deflating. She decided she wanted to go home, and finally told him her name. That left a big question mark for the rest of the series. Would she return to the series, or would she be lost to the same ephemeral style of storytelling that Louie is famous for. At Saturday's TCA press tour, Louis C.K. Skyped in to let everyone know that Parker Posey would indeed be returning for a few more episodes of the show's third season. But, lest you think you know what's going to happen, C.K. was a little obtuse: "She comes back a couple times. Sort of. In a weird way."
What does that mean? Who knows? All we know is that Posey will be coming back, which is more than enough for me -- her performance as Liz certainly made her a lock for a Best Guest Actress in a Comedy nomination at next year's Emmys.
What do you think? Are you excited to see Posey's return, or do you think the rooftop scene should have been the last we saw of her?
Louie, which was recently renewed for a fourth season, will air its next episode, "Barney/Never," Thursday, August 2, on FX.