Question: Did Lara Flynn Boyle want to leave the show?

Answer: In a word, no. "She was very upset," says her boss, Gary Scott Thompson. "She enjoyed being here and we enjoyed having her. This wasn't about her as an actress or as a person. I loved having her here. I thought she was great. Everyone else thought she was, too. It was really about the show and doing something outrageous and unexpected." And what could be more outrageous and unexpected than blowing Monica off the roof of the Montecito and into (SPOILER ALERT) a department-store shoe display? Thompson's got an idea: "She could come back as her twin brother," he says with a laugh, "which is something we talked about."