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Brooke Smith Booted From Grey's Anatomy

Brooke Smith Booted From Grey's Anatomy

Grey’s Anatomy star Brooke Smith, aka Dr. Erica Hahn, has been abruptly pulled from the hit medical drama, reports EW.

In fact, this Thursday is her final episode. Does it have anything to do with her character being involved with Dr. Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez), Grey’s first-ever significant gay couple?

But of course. The mag reports ABC “had issues with both the explicit direction Callica (Callie and Erica) was taking and, more importantly, with the Hahn character in general.”

Read the exclusive interview with Brooke at

WHAT DO YOU THINK of ABC pulling the plug on Callica???

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  • ember heart

    !!!! Shocked!!!

  • Micha

    oh my god!!! oh well, i never liked her character anyway.

  • t

    wow that sucks

  • Jill

    Thank God she’s gone. Her character was absolutely obnoxious. Every time I see her on that show I want to bítch-slap her into the middle of next week.

  • ko

    i hate her character. she is too mean to everyone on show, especially christina yang. wow i wonder who is gonna replace her.

    P.S brooke smith is a good actress

  • Nicole

    yeah never liked her character all they need to do is get rid of all those unnecessary characters

  • amy

    Outrage is not enough.
    That’s pretty appaling in 2008 not to be able to handle a gay relationship. I love Grey’s and having read the interview, it seems the decision did come from ABC and not Shonda, so I guess their hands were tied.

    The only plus would be Callie and Mark now getting together, otherwise, this could be a nightmare.

  • Dani

    I didn’t like Erica, so I’m OK with it. Actually, I’m glad because there were too many characters…

  • Lea

    I can understand cutting the character based singly off of the development but it’s sad that ABC can’t handle “explicit” homosexual situations better but is perfectly fine with them on ABC FAMILY. A bit hypocritical.

  • mike

    she’s not my favorite so i don’t really care…let the hating begin….cuz here come the gay bashers….lol

  • shelff

    Can’t say I’m upset, it did make me uncomfortable watching those 2, but more than that, Hahn was just way too abrasive to be likable…

  • Karen

    YES! Hated her

  • Sara

    i’m great with it hated that bitchy woman theres too many characters on that show anyways

  • kitty

    I hated her. It annoyed me that she was on the show, and Callie a lesbian? wtf? That was so random it was un-effin-believable.

  • Cayanne

    Watch, Isiah Washington will be back!

  • Amy

    Grey’s Anatomy should just be ended.
    I started as a big fan but all the good couples were killed and the only ones who are left are Meredith/Derek.



    (from like… a sexual transmitted disease, shouldn’t be too hard for her)

  • lola


  • nicole

    i do not like her
    glad she’s off

  • IOwenhuntluv

    Don t really like her, she was really mean. This could in a way be a good thing now especially since owen hunt could be asked to be a regular

  • Jessica

    Good…her character was a self-righteous bitch!

  • slighthope

    I didn’t like her character, but I liked the fact that there was a gay relationship portrayed on TV the way heterosexual couples are. It’s sad that in 2008, this is still an issue.

  • blair

    finally my lord.

  • celery gloss

    Really? That was abrupt. I haven’t seen the last 2 Grey episodes so I suppose the lesbian relationship won’t be working out. lol.
    Their storyline didn’t bother me, but I hate her character! From the above posts, many people feel the same way about the character.

  • saudia

    wow that sucks
    I never liked Hahn anyway

  • pippa

    how sudden

  • isma

    WOW, I feel bad for her. :(

  • boone

    it’s not fair to her… they can’t just pull off people like that from the show just because they want to… should not have put her there in the first place…

  • Andrómeda

    Discrimination. I think this is a very hypocritical attitude.
    Lots of american are puritan and conservative but the rest are liberal.
    I didn´t like her character, but i think she is a good actress.
    Is sad that a big channel can´t handle a gay relationship.

    And to think tomorrow people can vote to add an amendment to the California Constitution to legalize discrimination…


  • Jes

    I never liked Hahn either. She was always so mean and rude to Cristina. And the whole gay relationship– it seemed to be all thrown together and shoved down our throats. I’m sure they lost a lot of viewers because of it.

  • Kate

    This just sucks!!! When I first heard about the storyline, I didn’t really care one way or another- Grey’s has so many storylines going on, I wasn’t focused on this one, but I love the way it’s developed!

    Hahn was a fantastic character- the “tough as nails” surgeon on one hand but also a woman in the midst of a sexual awakening on the other.

    I wonder if the hetero male ABC suits found that a little too threatening?

    Watching this storyline develop was vintage Grey’s on top of its game.


  • cj

    I hated Erica too, and there was no chemistry between her and Callie. I hope Callie and Mark get together!

  • dee

    I think people should focus more on how the decision has been’s not nice to tell one of the actors one day “oh sorry, you’re last episode airs in 4 days”. i agree her character wasn’t likeable, but you would have thought that in 2008 people would be able to handle a gay relationship on TV. Guess not.

  • Krystal

    YES!!!!!! Just when I was about to throw in the towel with Grey’s, it redeems itself. I’ve never liked Erica, and the relationship between her and Callie just makes me want to throw up. If I wanted to see an explicit lesbian relationship, I’d watch The L Word. Words cannot even DESCRIBE my joy at reading this. I was becoming so outraged with Callie’s personality now, and I knew she wasn’t feeling the Callica. Call me what you wish, I’ve NEVER been comfortable with that storyline. But HALLELUJAH, THE CLOUDS FINALLY PART!! =DDD

  • Kiki

    i think it has something to do with nobody liked her. There was a poll with some magazine and she was by far the least favorite person they prolly saw that so they pulled her.

  • babysis

    nobody liked her and i think that’s why. i’m glad she’s gone.

  • Cutiepie

    For the ppl who are saying that they dont like her character cause shes mean and rude to Christina, dont forget that she herself is rude and mean to EVERYONE, especially the new interns.

  • lolo’s island.

    i can see why they booted her, she’s was an unlikable character at all levels.

    cutiepie, christina has been a character that had proper character development, the viewer has been able to see different sides of her personality, thus they have been able to feel for her; not so much can be said about dr. hahn.

  • biatch


  • Shannon

    wtf it’s changing times these things happen in real life ppl go through it and to hide it from viewers is a shame!! im hella pissed

  • Twifanatic Amanda

    I really like this lady but her character was just such a bitch alllllll the time, I hope they get a nice heart surgeon to replace her

  • Louise

    Shocked that she was fired. I hated Erica and based on this thread, not many people liked her anyway. So ABC having a problem with the character in general, not the lesbian relationship, may be true. If the audience hates a character, it’s not unusual for the character to be written off.

  • whatever, yo

    I was never comfortable with their scenes. I’m glad they’re stopping it.

  • IOwenhuntluv


  • wow

    I bet it’s Katherine Heigl’s fault! Boo!

  • candy

    now i dont have to ff all the time YAY

  • Alexa


  • Alyssa

    DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • E

    I liked her. How come a woman who has an attitude and is tough on the interns and teaches with the school of hard knocks attitude is seen as a bitch while a man might not be? Not everyone is nice. But she was only mean to Christina and crew so they would learn.

    I hate how ABC did this. Grey’s isn’t worth watching anyways.. it’s like Alias going in a downward spiral.. makes me sad.

  • mccain palin 08

    good riddance lol

  • Lexi

    this is such a shame. i mean i wasn’t that that into the plot line but its a shame!!!