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Grey’s Flatlines Dr. Hahn November 4, 2008

Filed under: Grey's Anatomy,RIP,TV News — Alexandra @ 6:51 pm
Callie (l. Sara Ramirez) and Dr. Hahn (r. Brooke Smith)

Callie (l. Sara Ramirez) and Dr. Hahn (r. Brooke Smith)

Ahhhh what the eff?! TV’s favorite lesbian couple is no more!

The people over at ABC have told Shonda Rhimes (creator of Grey’s Anatomy) to cut out Brooke Smith, the actress who plays Callie’s (Sara Ramirez) lesbian love interest, Dr. Hahn, immediately.

Her last episode is this Thursday aka TWO DAYS.

Of course, Brooke offered a response to her firing, saying, “I was very excited when they told me that Erica and Callie were going to have this relationship. And I really hoped we were going to show what happens when two women fall in love and that they were going to treat it like any heterosexual couple on TV. And so I was surprised and disappointed when they just suddenly told me that they couldn’t write for my character anymore.”

The best part is that Brooke’s character wasn’t even given a proper goodbye. She says that her final scene is “just me heading to my car.”

That’s so freakin’ sad.

Shonda responded to the news as well, saying, “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.”

Seriously?! Seriously?


2 Responses to “Grey’s Flatlines Dr. Hahn”

  1. Elaine Says:

    If ABC had been smarter, they still could have had Callie and Erica break up because of all of Erica’s anger issues….mad at Izzy, telling Meredith she’d “cut her heart out of her chest with a steak knife”, etc. Callie could have found out how unbalanced she was and ended it and Erica (an EXCELLENT actress and addition to Grey’s anatomy) could have still remained employed! If they were going to end the storyline, that was one thing, but to fire her? Unjustified. Washington was fired for a inappropriate gay comment, but ABC can fire someone for a gay storyline?

  2. I agree with Elaine. I don’t get how they get rid of an actress because they can’t write for her. They wrote for her as a straight woman up until the Callica thing. As a lesbian, I find it sad and offensive if they are claiming they can’t think of nything to make a lesbian’s storyline interesting without focusing on her sex life or whatever else the ABC execs thought was a bit much. I just posted about tonight’s show, which is the first one after she left. At least, Callie is mourning and actually upset about it. Hopefully, she remains bi… but that contradicts them firing Dr. Hahn. They could have kept her gay but made them break up and had Hahn keep her life private outside of Grey’s like she always says she prefers anyway. Ehh…

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