Wow. Brooke Smith who plays Dr. Erica Hahn was just let go from Grey's Anatomy. Her character recently discovered she is Gay. Discovered? Hmm.
ABC sources tell E! some of the upcoming gay story lines are either being erased from the script of being heavily downplayed.
Melissa George, who just joined the cast as a bisexual lover for Sara Ramirez's character Callie. That storyline will now go nowhere.
Executive Producer Shonda Rhimes issued this statement to the media after Entertainment Weekly broke the story:
"Brooke Smith was obviously not fired for playing a lesbian. Clearly it's not an issue as we have a lesbian character on the show -- Calliope Torres. Sara Ramirez is an incredible comedic and dramatic actress and we wanted to be able to play up her magic. Unfortunately, we did not find that the magic and chemistry with Brooke's character would sustain in the long run. The impact of the Callie/Erica relationship will be felt and played out in a story for Callie. I believe it belittles the relationship to simply replace Erica with 'another lesbian.' If you'll remember, Cristina mourned the loss of Burke for a full season."
Wonder if this has anything to do with Grey's slipping ratings. God, I hate election year television. Aside from late night comedy shows, everyone suffers.-Dr.FB