After 12 years, Laura Innes is leaving ER. Tonight’s episode will be the final one in which Dr. Kerry Weaver will appear.
Innes didn’t think her character should be killed off after facing one tragedy after another over the years, so she negotiated with the writers for “a happy exit.” Is that the same as a “happy ending”? She’s a lesbian; she deserves a blissful conclusion rather than a typical TV tragic homo death.
An NBC rep told E! Online that Innes may appear in future episodes of the show, and she will still occasionally direct episodes of House, Studio 60 and ER.