Did Grey’s Anatomy Go a Gay Too Far for ABC Execs?


Here's a clip of Patrick Dempsey on Ellen yesterday sticking to the talking points about Brooke Smith's sudden departure from Grey's Anatomy

The Guardian writes: "Series creator Shonda Rhimes has made a point of stating that the decision to axe Hahn was not because of her sexuality. 'Clearly it's not an issue,' she argued in a statement, 'as we have a lesbian character on the show – Calliope Torres.' Rimes's attempt at damage control might have been more convincing had Thursday's episode not had Dr Torres cheat on her girlfriend with resident 'man whore' Dr Mark 'McSteamy' Sloan – an experience she thoroughly enjoyed."

Watch the clip, AFTER THE JUMP...

The Guardian continues: “Doctors Hahn and Torres have been tiptoeing around their relationship since the end of the previous series, when the two shared a passionate kiss. Apparently Torres had come to terms with her feelings for another woman. The opening episodes of the show’s fifth season, however, showed her hastily backtracking. The two barely shared screen time, and the scenes that were written were full of awkward silences and chaste, tentative kisses. Viewers were left not just realizing that Torres had never dated a woman before, but wondering if she’d even talked to one…But finally, at the beginning of last Thursday’s episode, everything came, as it were, together. Following a night of what one can only assume was passion (despite the ugly nightdresses the two were seen wearing in bed), Hahn had a tearfully ecstatic, road-to-Damascus revelation: ‘I am so gay. I am so, so, so gay. I am extremely gay! Clearly, that was a ‘gay’ too far for network execs, who insisted that Smith’s character should leave after the following episode.”