[TV Line] The leading lady on a recently-wrapped series was (virtually) MIA for the show’s entire final season and TPTB maintained at the time that her absence was creatively driven.
Come to find out it had zilch to do with the storyline.
BG Note: MIA = Missing In Action, TPTB = The Powers That Be
Similar: A Painful Scene At A Restaurant
[Optional] Why do you think she was missing for most/all of the final season?