ER Cast: Parminder Nagra, John Stamos, Mekhi Phifer, Maura Tierney, Linda Cardellini, Scott Grimes

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Warning: If you are in the Chicago area and need medical help, do not, I repeat, do not, step into County General Hospital.

Helicopters fall on people. Psychopaths shoot and stab people. Things go kablooey. And sources tell me that ER fourteenth season finale will be no different.

(And if you don't want to know anything at all about what's coming up on ER, stop reading right now.)

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Multiple insiders connected to the show confirm that there will be an explosion in the May 15 season finale, and someone we have known and loved on ER for quite some time will leave the series. For good. In a body bag.

A rep at NBC says they cannot discuss upcoming storylines. 

Who is it? Well, you won't find out until the fall's season 15 premiere, titled "Life After Death." (I know, the wait will kill us, right?!) But I can tell you that it is one of the regulars pictured in the photo above. And as of the May 15 season finale, the pool of contenders will be narrowed to two. 

So who do you think is leaving? Linda Cardellini, Scott Grimes, Parminder Nagra, Mekhi Phifer, Maura Tierney?

[Note that I did not name John Stamos as one of the options, 'cause they wouldn't have renewed the series for its 15th season without his signing on...Would they? Yes, I am a big fan and a smidge biased, but still, from where I'm sitting he's been a shining beacon for the past two seasons.]

Obviously, I don't want to ruin the cliffhanger, but that doesn't stop me from encouraging you to guess on who's gonna go. Make your pick in the poll below, argue your case in the comments and check back Monday in the chat for another clue... 

In the meantime, know this: It's gonna be tragic. It's gonna be good. So set your DVR for May 15 now.

ER Finale Poll
Which character gets caught in the explosion?
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