Friday, August 31, 2007

She's no Father Mulcahy

What is it they say? Be careful what you wish for?

Well, for a long time I've been saying that my dream is that chaplaincy will become so accepted (and expected) by everyday people that no one would dare put together a hospital TV show without having a chaplain in it. Well . . . .
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Reiko Aylesworth Joins ER
And the casting news continues! We’ve got Kristen Bell joining Heroes, Janeane Garofalo joining 24, and now a 24 alum is joining ER in its 14th (!) season. TV Guide’s Michael Ausiello reports that Reiko Aylesworth (Michelle Dessler on 24) will be joining ER’s cast as the new chaplain of County General Hospital.
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But, in all seriousness. even if the character ends up being not the most stellar representative of spiritual caregivers, I think (on the "there's no such thing as bad publicity" principle) that this will probably be a real plus for the profession. . . . I'm wishing for more TV chaplains!!!

PS For those who don't know, Father Mulcahy was the chaplain in the M*A*S*H movie and TV series.

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