Lailla Rouass was responsible for Sarah Page returning. she has a young daughter and didn't want to decamp to northern ireland for the filming and be away from her daughter.
so, blame her for caring more about her daughter than her career!
I was about to post something similar to that.
I'll be watching, I've always thought of the show as just a bit of fun, so as long as it keeps a sense of fun I'll be happy enough with it.