Why they can’t just tie up Cordy’s storylines is beyond me, I mean – the girl’s in a coma, give her some conclusion. Charisma Carpenter told The Boston Herald that she was just shocked as anyone to discover she wouldn’t be coming back. "I was not prepared," Carpenter told the newspaper. "I don’t think you’re ever prepared for that kind of situation." Adding, "Seven years, that’s a long time," she said. "I started that show. To not be finishing it is a pretty big deal for me. They went back to work on July 24. … On that day I thought, ‘Oh, today is officially my first day of unemployment.’" Charisma said she’d gladly return to the series to wrap up Cordy’s storyline. "I think it would be incomplete if it wasn’t addressed but I don’t know what’s being planned," she said. "I haven’t heard anything. As we speak today, there are no plans for me to come back."