By Emily Exton
Updated July 08, 2010 at 11:30 AM EDT
Credit: Mario Perez

Image Credit: Mario Perez/ABCIt looks like we will be seeing Desmond Hume in another life after all. TV Guide reports that Lost actor Henry Ian Cusick has signed on for at least two episodes of Law & Order: SVU. According to SVU producer Neal Baer, Cusick will be playing graphic artist Erik Weber, and will engage in some “flirtation” with Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay). As The Island’s ultimate romantic, this makes total sense…but what about Penny?!

I’m happy that one of my favorite Losties has gotten another high-profile gig now that the show is over, and making a stop at the Law & Order set almost seems like a rite of passage in Hollywood these days. But after portraying such a widely beloved character on Lost, this news begs the question: Will Cusick be — gasp! — playing the bad guy? (Not the first time we would have seen it — Ian Somerhalder played one creepy SVU baddie pre-Lost back in 2003.)

Does this news make you happy, PopWatchers? What kind of role would you like to see Henry Ian Cusick in next? Doctor Who?

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