James R. Kapesis <email@example.com> asks:
> When Andrea Thompson told you she was leaving the show, did you
> consider replacing her with another actress?
Fundamentally, for reasons that become clearer later this
season, I needed *a* telepath on the station, in one of several
possible positions; it's what we call in TV writing "a moveable piece."
Didn't affect things in any significant way, except to allow the return
of Lyta, which opens up a LOT of great story areas.