Despite teases implying he'd make a cameo, the embattled actor didn't exactly make it to series finale

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Sorry, Charlie.

Despite publicly saying he’d love to make a guest cameo on Two And a Half Men during its final season (not to mention promos teasing a return), Charlie Sheen didn’t make it to Men‘s series finale on Thursday night. (However, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Christian Slater and John Stamos all made sweet cameos!)

The show kicked off by alluding to the fact that Charlie Harper (Sheen) never actually died four years ago – there was no death certificate! No one saw the body! Crazy Rose (Melanie Lynskey) was keeping someone alive in a pit in her basement!

And as it turned out, he didn’t actually die. Rose admitted she’d been keeping him prisoner as punishment for cheating on her on their honeymoon in Paris with a French maid, a mime and a bisexual goat.

And though Sheen himself said on Twitter earlier in the day that he wouldn’t be returning to the show (“Attention World: If you’re looking for my much anticipated cameo on network TV, you’ll have to check out The Goldbergs Wednesday, Feb. 25, on ABC! I go where the love is”), at every turn following the confession, fans were still hoping Sheen would show up.

And he almost did. During the very last scene, someone who looked like Sheen from behind walked up to Walden (Ashton Kutcher) and Alan’s (Jon Cryer) front door – just before a piano fell on him.

The camera then cut to show creator Chuck Lorre, who famously battled with Sheen before firing him from the show four years ago, who grinned and said, "Winning!"

Right before a piano fell on top of him, too.

And that concluded that chapter. Farewell – for real now – Charlie Harper. And farewell to the long-running Two and a Half Men.