Exciting spoiler! If it's accurate, I hope they have enough time to film these episodes before M.R.'s trial. I think they are about 5 episodes ahead, so it might be do-able.
If she ends up in jail or rehab and her character is still vital to the plot, I could accept a replacement actor. Could you-all?
To paraphrase Nilesgirl: 2 hours and 1 minute to go.....
Well, it was 6:59 on my clock