dr Claire Browne pays a return visit to St. Bonaventure.
After four years as an assistant doctor, Dr. Browne, Thomas announced last June, just hours before the Season 4 finale, that she was leaving ABC’s medical drama. “I think ultimately for me it’s about getting to the point where I think we’ve really gone through the gamut of different things that Claire might have gone through,” Thomas told our sister site Deadline in June. “I’m really excited now to explore different creative possibilities.”
Despite her early departure, Thomas said she is open to reprising her role in future seasons. “Really, if I had more time in the year to film the show and do some of the other things I want to explore now, I would do both.” She explained. “It wasn’t an easy decision for me to leave, so I’d like to come back and say hi every now and then… I’m really looking forward to it.”
So does executive producer David Shore said TVLine that “we would like to find places to bring them back. She is such a part of this world and will always be a part of this world, so it will be nice to see her [Claire] – so she can tell us a story or just get to the highlights of people’s lives.”
In the season 4 finale, Claire accepted a position at the rural hospital in Guatemala, where the St. Bonaventure team had just completed a life-changing mission. After being deviated from Shaun et al. had said goodbye, came Dr. Browne on her first procedure as chief surgeon. You can watch Thomas’ earlier departure from the cast and crew below:
Are you happy to see Claire again? Hit the comments section with your reactions to Thomas’ upcoming return.
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