Dr. Maggie Doyle, ER
Maggie Doyle (Jorja Fox) was introduced as one of the new residents in Season 3. She became friends with her co-worker John Carter, who became romantically attracted to her and asked her to hang out outside of work. In “Whose Appy Now?” (3×14), Maggie invited Carter to the shooting range with her, and while they’re in target practice, she spied her ex-girlfriend Amy and mentioned to Carter that they just broke up three months ago and that Amy is “jealous as hell”. The scene is played in a humorous way, with Carter completely missing his target due to surprise. That was the extent of the conversation about Maggie’s sexuality, and it was the only time viewers got to see, or hear a mention of, a girlfriend or ex-girlfriend of Maggie’s.
Despite remaining on the series for three years, Maggie’s sexuality is only hinted at (often in a humorous way) again a handful of times. Later in season 3 when Carter tried to ask her out again, but Maggie turned him down with a “not a chance”, at the end of season 3 when exclaims “No meat, no men – I’m your woman!” as she arrives to help a patient. At the beginning of season 4 when Carter asked Maggie if she’s showing favoritism toward the new female intern, to which Maggie just laughs, and finally in the fifth season when Maggie comments “guess he thought anything goes with the gay chick” in reference to the sexual harassment she was subjected to by a male doctor.
Maggie finally file charges against the male doctor, Dr. Romano, for sexual harassment. An investigation was started that forced Romano to retract an inaccurate, critical review of Maggie’s job performance, but this did not prevent Maggie from leaving the ER. Maggie’s absence from the ER was not explained, with Maggie being mentioned as still working there after her last episode by the other doctors until she was forgotten. She was then mentioned again in the season seven episode “Rampage” when Dr. Weaver (who was struggling with her own sexuality) suggested to Dr. Romano that Maggie was forced out due to Romano’s dislike of gay people.
- 33 episodes.
No female love interests
Relationship story arc with a woman: No
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, reveal she is a lesbian during Febuary sweeps
 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.