Audra McDonald is leaving Private Practice this season, but how will Naomi be written out? It's an intriguing question, especially since she may guest star in the future.
Asked about her exit, Audra's co-star Taye Diggs told E!: "We know that she's going to step away for a bit. She's got family in New York and I commend her for that."
"Family should always come first. We'll miss her, but we're also looking forward to her returning at some point." Sounds like Taye is in the dark as much as fans are ...
Naomi is on her way out, but details are under wraps.
One thing we do know? When Naomi leaves in the finale, Law & Order veteran Benjamin Bratt will make his debut that same episode, then join the cast full-time.
Theories on who he plays and how Nae exits the series are welcome below.