Now that Gail (Mary Steenburgen) is out of danger and back with the gang again, a new mystery surfaces that will take up much of next week's episode of "The Last Man on Earth."
In the final seconds of the previous episode, while Carol (Kristen Schaal) was checking out the photos she and Gail took by the river in their matching mom-and-daughter outfits, the most unlikely photobomber caught her eye. For who should be clinging to a tree branch on the other side of the river but the great Jedi Master himself: Yoda.
In the episode aptly titled "Find This Thing We Need To," Carol enlists Tandy (Will Forte) and Erica's (Cleopatra Coleman) help to track this curious-looking creature down. And they seem rather serious about it, too. Could the trees really be harboring a legendary alien being from a galaxy far, far away?
Tandy quickly takes point and leads Carol and Erica into a cottage in the woods where the mysterious being may be residing, as the official trailer for the episode teases. But what could've been the lair of one of the strongest Jedi Masters in galactic history is curiously harboring some very mundane things that could effectively cancel out any speculations of an alien visitor.
Who could this person be? Could he or she really be a strange mythical being or just someone with an inclination to wear costumes akin to Tandy's raptor suit? Is he really Yoda fresh out of the "Star Wars" myth, or just a huge fan?
Of course, and more importantly, could this perhaps be the other survivor, Pamela (Kristen Wiig), who has finally made it to their place, but has chosen to watch them first from the sidelines before formally introducing herself? Or is a brand-new character about to join Tandy's gang?
In an interview with TV Line, actor Forte warned fans not to expect too much Force out of this episode.
"I don't want to disappoint 'Star Wars' fans. It's not a very 'Star Wars'-heavy arc. But the little adventure that comes from this discovery is definitely fun and interesting," he said.
Meanwhile, while the rest of the gang busy themselves with the hunt, and Gail catches up on some R & R, Todd (Mel Rodriguez) will finally hit a major breakthrough with Melissa (January Jones). Will this finally be the episode that brings the former real estate agent back to her old, sweet-mannered self?
"The Last Man on Earth" season 3 episode 13 airs on Sunday, March 26 at 9:30 p.m. EDT on FOX.