* TheCharacterDiedWithHer: Ella Farmer, played by Lynne Thigpen, suddenly died of the cancer the character had been in remission from, when the actress passed away from a cerebral hemorage.
* RealitySubtext: Lynne Thigpen's sudden death in 2003 caused much disruption to the show's production. When production resumed, the memorial service for her character coincided with Mannion's removal from the Washington police force.
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