Eriq LaSalle Leaving

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  1. Michael*K

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    According to Variety, Eriq LaSalle is departing "ER" at the end of the upcoming season. While I can't say I'm unhappy to see Anthony Edwards leaving, I am disappointed that LaSalle will be gone. I often thought Benton was the most interesting character on the show, especially after the first few seasons where he just seemed content to play the guy with a chip on his shoulder.
    You can see the story here: LaSalle Leaving "ER"
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    Well, given his character's treatment by Romano, it would be very easy to write Benton out of the show. Early on, I did enjoy the Benton/Carter dynamic. Nowadays, Benton doesn't really have much to do, but I must confess that LaSalle sells the "I'm super ER surgeon" very well, he's very precise and knows all the nomenclature.
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    About time, he's the Tim Meadows of ER.
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    He has to let his "Soul Glow" [​IMG]
    (I still love him in Coming to America).
     
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