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.”