It appears Linda Cardellini won't be playing doctor with that Buffy alum after all.

The Whedonverse vet vying for the role of the new resident nurse and love interest to Cardellini's Sam on ER is no longer in the running, per a source close to the negotiations. An offer is now out to a certain acting [ cough] titan who shall remain nameless until the deal is signed.

The waiting is always the hardest part.