As posted at BuddyTV.com:
Nearly two seasons after her character’s demise on the hit series 24, Reiko Aylesworth becomes the latest addition to the ER franchise. According to TV Guide’s Michael Ausiello, the actress has signed on as part of the medical drama’s 14th season.
Reiko Aylesworth became a household name as the tough and stoic Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) agent and eventual boss, Michelle Dessler for four seasons of 24. She will next play the new chaplain of County General on the long-running and multi-awarded ER.
Though tasked with administering to the spiritual needs of the patients, doctors and staff of the hospital, Aylesworth’s character won’t be hiding beneath a habit or bound by dogmatic laws on romance and celibacy. ER’s new preacher will be permitted to lead a normal life including the use of provocative attire and the freedom to engage in the nuisances of modern dating. She is poised to provide color to the romantic life of John Stamos’ Dr. Tony Gates character.
RevGals, we’ve been saying it for years: where are the chaplains at County General? But Reiko Aylesworth?
Granted, she was beautifully tough and smart, mostly, on 24.
Who would you choose to play a chaplain on ER? Particularly one who gets to, um, pray with Blackie Parrish?