The return of Brian O'Driscoll, Rob Kearney and Luke Fitzgerald inspired a much-needed win for Leinster in the RaboDirect Pro12 on Friday - but there's undoubtedly a lot of work to be done before we can call this a complete revival.
Perhaps for the first time since taking charge of the Irish province in the 2010-11 campaign, head coach Joe Schmidt was under serious pressure with Leinster in a near critical situation domestically and in the Heineken Cup.
It was clear to me, Schmidt needed Fitzgerald, Kearney and O'Driscoll to find form and regain fitness ahead of their must-win clash against Scarlets next weekend in Europe's premier club competition - of course, this has a knock on effect for Ireland ahead of the Six Nations - and was all too keen to see them back last Friday.
Winning away to Connacht ahead of the trip to Edinburgh wasn't a big feat - Ireland's western province have only won once away from home against another province this season - so it was no surprise to see the reigning European champions come out on top.
But Friday's 31-16 victory at Murrayfield was a real statement of Leinster's attacking intent ahead of a key set of fixtures over the coming weeks.
The return of Fitzgerald, Kearney and O'Driscoll understandably provided a boost to their team-mates, and for me, it was clear other players were willing to give that extra percent for the Leinster cause with their talismen back in the fold.
I felt it was also obvious that Schmidt was readying his side for what will need to be ruthless attacking performances to pick up the required two bonus points against Scarlets and Exeter Chiefs to give themselves a chance of reaching the quarter-finals.
Fly-half Jonathan Sexton looked to keep the ball active in the opening half as he turned down numerous chances to kick for position as Leinster looked to get their best attacking players targeting the Edinburgh defence.
And it worked with tries from Gordon D'Arcy, Sexton and Ian Madigan, plus a penalty try after a strong display from their forwards.
But the Scarlets and Rob Baxter's Exeter side will provide a much sterner test than Edinburgh. So we shouldn't be getting carried just yet.
We can't forget how Leinster have struggled against the superb Clermont Auvergne this season (they've now suffered three successive losses to the French side), while also losing to the new force of Irish rugby, Ulster. Both will be among the favourites to lift the Heineken Cup at the Aviva Stadium next May.
Yet it would be foolish to discount Leinster completely.
Other players have benefited from the return of Fitzgerald, Kearney and O'Driscoll. Against Edinburgh, D'Arcy and Sean O'Brien relished the extra time and space as their world-class team-mates gave the opposition a tactical headache.
If Leinster can complete a miracle turnaround and collect 10 points from their next two Heineken Cup games, resulting in a place in the last eight, in my opinion, they'll be among the favourites to win the crown.
But should they lose, it could be bittersweet as with the distraction of European rugby gone, Leinster would surely be fancied to win the RaboDirect Pro 12.
So, it's going to be a big few weeks for Schmidt's side - defining in fact, and for my money, there's still work to be done before we can say Leinster have recovered, but they are on the right path.