Get your tissues at the ready, This Is Us fans. Series creator Dan Fogelman just revealed that William, who passed away in last season’s heartwrenching episode “Memphis,” will be making a major return to the show — in a seriously sad and kind of spooky way.

Yup, the character (played by Ron Cephas Jones) will appear as a ghost in Season 2, much like when Jack appeared to Randall as a hallucination.

We’ll also get the chance to see some flashbacks of William, and delve much deeper into his life.

“We’re going to go into his previous stories — things we didn’t know about him and didn’t see — so very much the way that Jack lives in the show, even though we know he’s already gone, is very much the way that William can,” Fogelman said.

This is all SO exciting (and incredibly bittersweet) for us as viewers, but it’s even more of a treat for Jones, who thought the book might have been closed on his character. Though, he was “thinking and hoping and praying” that that wasn’t the case.

Annnd we bet Sterling K. Brown is equally as excited to have his TV dad back with him. The actor took to Twitter last month after nabbing an Emmy nod for This Is Us, and posted this emotional drawing of Randall and his two dads.

Needless to say, we can’t wait to see the two of them reunited for This Is Us Season 2 — even if it’s at the risk of so, so much more sobbing on our parts.