The first trailer for the fifth and final season of Fuller House is finally here. Though it teases lots of family-friendly fun, fans were quick to notice it’s missing one important thing: any mention of Aunt Becky.
Lori Loughlin famously portrayed Aunt Becky in the early ’90s classic TV show, Full House and then reprised her role in the Netflix revival, Fuller House. However, things hit a snag for Loughlin when it was revealed that she allegedly paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to scam her children’s way into the University of Southern California. Loughlin is now facing an impending court battle and has pleaded not guilty.
The season five trailer picks up right where season four left off with the Tanner crew. In the clips, Stephanie Tanner (played by Jodie Sweetin) and Jimmy Gibbler (played by Adam Hagenbuch) finally get to bring home their new daughter, who happened to be carried by surrogate Kimmy Gibbler (played by Andrea Barber).
The trailer also gives fans a sneak-peek at what’s to come for D.J. Tanner (played by Candace Cameron Bure) and her on-again high school sweetheart Steve Hale (played by Scott Weinger)—something that truly made every fan of the original show giddy. But, that’s not all. In the two-minute trailer, fans also catch a glimpse of the rest of the OG cast including Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, and John Stamos. AKA, everyone but Loughlin.
“It was really sad, and we could feel her absence,” Barber told People about Loughlin’s absence during the final season of filming. “It just felt like there was a hole in the whole season but also in that final episode. She should’ve been there, and I’m sorry that she wasn’t.”
And, in a recent Instagram post, Bure stopped short of supporting Loughlin in her court battle; however, the actress did explain that the bonds run deep with the entire Full House cast.
“We’ve had these friendships for more than 30 years and it’s just sad to leave them,” she said. “Have tears with us and hug along with us, because that’s kind of what we need, is the comfort and the love.”
Watch the trailer below before the first half of the fifth season drops on December 6: