Michael Ausiello
January 16, 2009 AT 09:07 PM EST

In what is sure to silence those General Hospital comeback rumors (at least temporarily), Vanessa Marcil is joining CBS’ Without a Trace for a multi-episode arc, sources confirm to me exclusively.

The Daytime Emmy winner, who just wrapped a stint as music manager Josie on NBC’s possibly-alive Lipstick Jungle, will play a NYC social worker and potential love interest for Eric Close’s Martin.

Marcil debuts in this season’s 17th episode, which is slated to air in March.

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