Thursday, November 6, 2008

Or Maybe They Just Hate Brain Surgeons?

As if the success of Proposition 8 weren't bad enough, now ABC doesn't want the gay relationships either. Brooke Smith, who plays Dr. Erica Hahn on Grey's Anatomy, is getting the axe just as her character started a lesbian relationship with Callie. Producers say that her storyline is just over and that's that. But even if that were the case, do they have to fire her? Izzie and George's storyline died a horrible death. Did either of them get bumped? And also, didn't Hahn basically just get hired (in Grey's slowed down time) as a top brain surgeon? How the hell are they going to get rid of her? I don't think top brain surgeons just flit from hospital to hospital like a kid just out of college.

I didn't love the relationship between Callie and Hahn, but just because I was annoyed that two late-20's, mid-30's women were super surprised they might have feelings for women. (Can't someone on TV just be a lesbian for life?) But I actually liked Hahn. She had that no bullshit attitude and wasn't flaking out about her relationships all the time. Sure, she's so Bailey, but she was a step up from Izzie. I'll be sad to see her go.

ABC, you are already on my watch list. (Pushing Daisies needs more attention!) Don't make me hate you.