Question: You mentioned last week that there will be no Noah Wyle arc on ER this season. Does that mean he's out of his contract to ever come back? I need closure either way.

Answer: Here's the dealio: According to a source close to the show, producers believed next year would be ER's last, "So they thought it would be more valuable to [use] him in that season rather than the current one." And what if next season isn't the end? Hey, that's a good question. Let me look into that.