By Lynette Rice
Updated December 12, 2007 at 11:52 PM EST
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Talk about coitus interruptus: David Sutcliffe (Gilmore Girls) was set to become Kate Walsh’s new love interest on Private Practice until the ongoing writers’ strike postponed any chance for beachside nookie (the duo was seen exchanging glances on the Dec. 5 episode, the last original one before creator Shonda Rhimes joined her fellow scribes on the picket line). Sutcliffe (pictured) says he’ll be back for at least four more episodes as Officer Kevin Nelson, though he has no idea how the courtship will play out: “We’ll have some kind of date and things will heat up, but… I don’t know if we’re getting married or I’m getting killed. That’s part of the fun with it.”