Morland Holmes (John Noble) played a huge part in Season 4 of “Elementary,” but not even a shadow of him was seen in last night’s Season 5 premiere. So will Sherlock Holmes’ (Jonny Lee Miller) father remain a force to be reckoned with in the new installment of the CBS series?

While live-tweeting the season premiere, executive producer Rob Doherty and co-producer Jeffrey Paul King were asked by a fan if Sherlock and Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) will feel the influence of Morland’s new job as the leader of Moriarty’s (Natalie Dormer) group in Season 5.

Doherty and King answered: “Great question.  It’s something that comes up every once in a while. May explore it in the second half of the season.”

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly ahead of the season premiere, Doherty said that fans might also see Morland return in the new season, but obviously, not as a series regular. “We’ll find the right time to, if not catch up with Morland himself, then his exploits,” he said.

Even though Liu said in a separate interview with Entertainment Weekly that she has no idea how Morland is going to come back into the show, she did say that she enjoyed working with Noble last season.

“I love John Noble so much. What an incredible talent,” the actress said. “He really added such a layer to the show, you know? Just because the family dimension is always so interesting to watch.”

Would you like Noble to reprise his role as Morland in Season 5 of “Elementary”? Sound off in the comments!

“Elementary” Season 5, episode 2, titled “Worth Several Cities,” airs on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 10 p.m. on CBS. Check out the synopsis and preview clip for the episode below:

“When the leader of a local street gang abducts Sherlock to compel him to find the person responsible for a hit on his men, Sherlock and Joan get caught in the middle of an international hunt to recover a centuries old, priceless artifact. Also, Watson debates whether a personal favor Shinwell (Nelsan Ellis) asks of her is outside her comfort zone.”