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Exclusive: Lori Loughlin Returns to 90210... For Dixon's Funeral?

When — or if — Dixon wakes up in the Season 5 premiere of 90210, his mom will be by his hospital bed.

Lori Loughlin, who played maternal Debbie Wilson on The CW’s soapy reboot, will return for the upcoming season’s Oct. 8 (8/7c) opener, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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Loughlin left the show in 2011 when its focus narrowed to include only the teen storylines. Her on-screen ex-husband, played by Rob Estes, departed after the show split them up in 2010; Loughlin’s Debbie had been flirting with teacher Ryan Matthews before the actress signed off at the end of the third season.

According to sources, Loughlin is returning solo: Estes will not appear in the premiere.

As fans of the famous zip code know, Dixon was in a car accident at the end of last season, just as he was begging Navid to stop Adrianna from relocating to Las Vegas.

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So Loughlin will be back to do one of two things: help her son recuperate… or plan his funeral!