A great triumph for soviet diplomacy was in the offing.
At the end of season four, she shared a kiss with Callie Torres and created Internet buzz and speculation about the possible love story in the offing.
In 1885 a serious disaster befell the islanders, a lifeboat which went to take provisions to a ship in the offing was lost with all hands - fifteen men - and only four adult males were left on the island.
They got off the American port at noon on 5 May but a sudden heavy gale from the N.W. forced them gain an offing.