Question: Kudos on the new office! OK, now on to my question: In the Feb. 8 Ask Ausiello, you said that a major character on The Shield won't be back for the second half of Season 5. Is this person being killed off or will he/she just be leaving the show?

Answer: I promised FX I wouldn't say. Sorry. And remember, Shawn Ryan revealed in last week's Ausiello Report that there would be a "couple departures" in the March 21 mid-season finale.