Quote Devil-or-Angel: I hate to see KMc go. Robin's been part of the show for so long now that I hope they don't kill her off but leave it open for her to return if she wishes to at some point.
And while I think the coma story would cover it that seems too obvious. What about just having her disappear (like Laura did so many years ago off the docks) no explanation, just a mystery that would not be solved until the shows end.
Or her learning her illness is getting worse and she chooses to leave her family so that they don't have to sit by her side and witness her slow death, only to be saved at the end.
Or her going off to help one of her parents find or save the other and somehow ending up being presumed dead (like they where for so many years after the boat explosion) only to return alive at the end?
But how ever they do it (write her out), I wish KMc nothing but the best.
I like your idea of a exit storyline, either she is in a coma with the possibility of returning in the future. Of if they are going to kill off her character due to aids, then they bring back her parents and KS as maxie if she is able to come back. I would hope that if they are killing off the character that there is real emotion between her and patrick, patrick and mac, mac and maxie, mac and her parents. I am sure that the writers are not going to be able to write a heartbreaking storyline like the writers did with stone. I resolve to keep the faith that they just might blow our minds and going just as deep and just as good. It will be sad to see KMc leave, but I wish her all the best and I am sure that she will be a great director. I hope that the scenes between her and JT will be off the charts, I am so ready for the tears to start flowing. Like KMc today, she totally rocked it today.