Dr. Kim Legaspi, ER
Dr. Kim Legaspi (Elizabeth Mitchell) was brought in on the seventh season to be a part of a storyline leading to main character Dr. Kerry Weaver’s coming out. Kim was introduced as the new psychiatrist at the hospital and an out lesbian. She and Kerry become friends and Kim is constantly flirting with Kerry. In “Rescue me” (7×07) they go out to dinner together, which Kim mistakes for a date. When Kerry realizes she tells Kim that she straight, and Kim apologizes for reading the signs wrong. After trying to distance herself, Kerry slowly comes to the realization that she likes Kim as more than a friend and the two eventually spend the night together. However, their relationship was rocky from start to finish due to Kerry not being totally comfortable being involved with a woman yet, and doesn’t want to come out to the public.
In episode 16, Kim was accused of sexual harassment towards a patient, during the investigation Kerry fails to support Kim, as she fears it would affect her own job and reputation, leading Kim to breakup with her. Kerry later tries to reconnect with Kim, but when she shows up at Kim’s house another woman opens it. Kim later revealed that the she had been dating the woman named Lori for a few weeks. In the season finale, Dr. Romano, who had shown animosity towards Kim throughout the season (implied to be because of her sexuality) fired Kim after she failed to answer his page immediately. Kerry tries to get Kim to fight it, but Kim says she doesn’t want to work at a place where she isn’t wanted and questions Kerry why she should stay and fight when Kerry is still hiding, leading Kerry to come out to Dr. Romano at the end of the episode. In the season 8 premier it was revealed that Kim had moved to San Francisco to start a new job.
- 14 episodes.
Female love interests:
- Kerry Weaver (Laura Innes, lesbian, regular)
- Lori (Ilyssa Fradin, lesbian, guest, 1 episode)
Relationship story arc with a woman: Yes
No male love interests
Relationship story arc with a man: No
Male love interest after being identified as a lesbian? No
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? Yes, all impotant milestones with Kerry happend during a sweeps period
 A relationship story arc is defined as explicit, developed on screen, and lasting more than 3 episodes. It is listed as questionable or subtext if romance is only implied, mentioned instead of shown on screen, part of a dream sequence, or otherwise not explicit for the viewer.
 Sweeps episodes air in February, May, July and November, the periods when advertising rates are set. A character is marked as "sweeps" when there is a very limited number of episodes that address their sexuality, all air during sweeps period, and the storyline is otherwise ignore/dropped.