By Natalie Abrams
Updated April 06, 2015 at 05:13 PM EDT
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John Noble has landed a guest-starring role in the upcoming season finale of Forever, EW has learned exclusively.

The Fringe and Sleepy Hollow star will play Aubrey Griffin, the world’s foremost expert of antiquities and adventure. Through his numbers books, Griffin is seen by the contemporaries as a mythological mix of Indiana Jones and James Bond. Despite his tales of travel and history, few know that he is confined to a wheelchair—his life is limited to the safe confines of his affluent Central Park West apartment.

That all changes when a museum curator turns up dead, in her possession a Roman dagger. Griffin quickly concludes that there is far more to this blade than meets the eye—it’s the actual knife that ended the life of Emperor Julius Caesar. What’s more, the dagger contains a curse of death to any and all who come into contact with it. Could this also be the same Roman dagger that was used to first kill Adam (Burn Gorman) back in 44 B.C.?

Forever’s season finale is slated to air Tuesday, May 5 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.