July 20, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

Hey, I’ve been meaning to ask: How’s your vision? Yeah? Well, it doesn’t matter for the purposes of this story, because — that’s right! — it’s a blind item. Shades on? Thinking caps tilted at a jaunty angle? Great — here we go…

In the next three months, a hit cable series’ lead — a character I think we’d all agree could be described as an anti-hero/ine — is going to be shot. In the chest. Repeatedly. By a relative! Out of nowhere!

I know, right? Wait, there’s more…

When the episode, which may or may not be the season finale, ends, our victim’s prognosis, natch, will remain up in the air.

So who’s the soon-to-be-barely-moving target? I’ll give you a hint: The show he or she is on is either Nurse Jackie or Burn Notice. Or Rescue Me or Mad Men. Or True Blood or Weeds. Or Entourage or The Closer. (I didn’t say I was gonna give you a big hint.)

Hit me with your best shot below, and maybe, just maybe, I’ll rule out at least a few of those series in this week’s Ask Ausiello. Ready… aim… fire away!

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