As for how her character will be written out of the show, sources say Lily will suddenly realize that she's traumatized by Dusty's January death and will leave town in May.
Byrne's immediate plans include spending time with her family (retired NYPD Sgt. Michael McMahon and their three kids Michael, Maxwell and Annmarie) and hosting a live chat on her Web site (www.marthabyrne.net ) Sunday night at 7, when, she promises, "all your questions will be answered."
""A door has been closed, but I have always found"it"to be"true that another one soon opens," Byrne said. Watch this space for her next gig - and for the name of the new actress hired to play Lily.