Question: Is Shane West coming back to ER next season?

Answer: Not as a series regular, although the occasional guest appearance is possible even more so now that his pilot wasn't picked up. "[Ray is] done for now, but because what happens to him is still open-ended, I might be able to ride in for a couple of episodes," West says in the current finale postmortem-themed issue of TV Guide. "Especially if it's the final season."