Last Man Standing: [Spoiler] Returning for Tim Allen-Penned Series Finale

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Last Man Standing is poised to welcome back one of Mike and Vanessa’s daughters for the series finale.

Documenting the Fox comedy’s final days in production, series star Amanda Fuller revealed on Instagram that former series regular Kaitlyn Dever — aka Eve — will appear in the very last episode, which is currently in production. The swan song, titled “Keep On Truckin’,” was written by none other than Tim Allen.

The video, soundtracked to R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine),” features footage from the very last virtual table read, which includes Fuller and Dever alongside Allen (Mike), Nancy Travis (Vanessa), Molly McCook (Mandy No. 2), Christoph Sanders (Kyle), Jordan Masterson (Ryan), Jonathan Adams (Chuck), Hector Elizondo (Ed) and recurring guest star Jay Leno (Joe).

Travis posted a photo of the cast (minus Dever) outside Last Man‘s soundstage Thursday, with the following caption: “Finishing up nine seasons of a special show.” McCook, meanwhile, shared another group shot from the Baxters’ kitchen, captioned “Fam. Forever 🤍”

Dever, whose star rose exponentially in 2019 thanks to leading roles in the feature film Booksmart and the Netflix miniseries Unbelievable, has only made a handful of appearances since Last Man made the leap to Fox. She last showed up via a Zoom cameo in the pandemic-themed Season 9 opener.

Prior to the finale, Dever will return in the flesh for the April 8 episode, in which Eve comes home and struggles to connect with her nieces, Sarah and Evelyn.

Scroll down to see additional behind-the-scenes photos from the Last Man Standing series finale (airdate TBD), then hit the comments and share your hopes for the long-running sitcom’s very last episode.