“Orange Is the New Black” recently premiered its latest season to the delight of its strong fan base. Yet as early as now, many are already speculating the return of Ruby Rose in season 5 following her 30-second appearance in episode 6.

Albeit brief, the Australian actress’ cameo came as a welcome surprise, Bustle noted. Fans can’t seem to get enough of her ever since her character debuted last season 3. “[Stella Carlin] is a mysterious, charismatic one with a dangerous side, which makes her interesting to watch,” the publication wrote. Ruby Rose neither confirmed nor denied her appearance in “Orange Is The New Black” for season 4 when asked by Pop Sugar in an interview last year.

“Well, as it stands right now, it could go either way. But, as you probably know … they’re currently filming in New York and I’m definitely not in New York right at this exact second, so we’ll see. It could go either way,” the actress said then.

Her cameo raised hopes of Stella’s return to Litchfield Penitentiary though it remains unclear when that would happen, Romper wrote. It also showed that Nicky was doing all right in Maximum Security as well, the publication added.

The episode showed Nicky talking with Stella, which also revealed they had been intimate despite the latter’s risk to her sobriety, Fansided wrote. Sources hinted at new relationships around the corner in episodes 5 to 8 of season 4. However, their encounter was brief and it focused more on Nicky’s character, the publication noted. Yet, it still offered a glimmer of hope for Stella’s return.

Ruby Rose posted a picture of herself beside “Orange Is The New Black” co-star Natasha Lyonne recently, Mail Online reported. While it might have been a throwback pic, it certainly caught the attention of fans who want Stella back on the show. Their comments ranged from delight to disbelief to anticipation.