Credit: Will Col. Mayer cause more problems? (

Well, Oakdale fans, it looks like more trouble could be headed for Luke and Noah! After a several-month absence, can confirm that Col. Winston Mayer, Noah’s father, will return to As The World Turns in a few weeks.

A show spokesperson confirmed that Daniel Hugh Kelly is returning to the role but could not give us a first airdate yet.

Colonel Mayer has been missing from Oakdale since being sent up the river for attempted murder (he tried to kill Luke last fall). Many fans have been concerned about what is going on with the Luke/Noah storyline because after their first kiss last summer the two have shared a lot of on-screen time but have shared very little romantic time.