caeser's intended role in the finale?

i read that caeser was supposed to return in the finale and that he was to have a somewhat important role; however, because of scheduling conflicts, the actor wasn't available. does anyone know what was originally intended for the character?

for some reason, this sort of thing always interest me. for example, i remember reading a while back that eko was intended to be taken by the MIB. however, as we all know, the actor wanted to return home to england, so the character was killed off. knowing that little bit of info gives his final words to john locke ("you're next.") more meaning. i'm wondering if knowing caeser's intended role would've given his actions more significance in season 5.

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