Another gay scandal is unfolding over at Grey's Anatomy. Brooke Smith, who played the recently Sapphic Dr. Erica Hahn on the series, has been unceremoniously fired. Her last episode will air this Thursday.
Smith (who you may also remember from The Silence of the Lambs) tells Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello in an exclusive interview all about the shocking ouster, which appears to have come from the powers that be at ABC. Network execs were reportedly nervous about depicting a lesbian relationship as realistically as a heterosexual one (or as realistic as it gets on the soapy Grey's).
Sadly, Dr. Hahn is just the latest GLBT character to be written off an ABC series. Both the transgender characters played by Rebecca Romijn on Ugly Betty and Candis Cayne on Dirty Sexy Money have said good-bye (at least for now) in recent episodes. However, as EW's Michael Slezak notes, perhaps Smith's best revenge will come ... say, around Emmy time next year.