Yeah, we should probably put that rumour to bed now. As it turns out, not everything that happens offscreen on Grey’s Anatomy is interesting. Like Melissa George‘s decision to leave the show, for example.
Melissa George isn’t leaving Grey’s Anatomy because she had a fight with a co-star, or because she’s a screaming homophobe, or because she’s a prissy diva who wanted more screentime. Melissa George is leaving Grey’s Anatomy because she wants to. Frankly we expected more.
Grey’s Anatomy is possibly the gayest show on television. It’s all there – the gay cast, the gay characters, the strong female performances, the feeble indie music soundtrack, the way we’re almost completely certain that Ellen Pompeo‘s silhouette is identical to a silhouette of an upturned buttplug – and yet Grey’s Anatomy is probably the worst show on television when it comes to actually dealing with gay people in a sensible manner.
One minute a Grey’s Anatomy star is being sacked for his vocal opposition of homosexuals, the next the show’s most openly gay actor is throwing a tantrum because he’s not onscreen as much as he wants. And then there’s all the muddle with any character who’s written to appear slightly gay.
First Brooke Smith, who played a doctor who may have been a little bit gay, was fired from Grey’s Anatomy because of her character’s gayness, and now Melissa George – who played a character who was a bit gay for about 30 seconds and now either is or isn’t – is leaving the show too.
However, Melissa George probably isn’t leaving Grey’s Anatomy for that reason, though. She just seems to have realised that the show isn’t very good. Or something. Answers aren’t exactly forthcoming. E! Online reports:
Melissa George, who plays intern Sadie Harris on the ABC prime-time medical soap, is leaving the show, sources confirm… So what happened over at Grey’s? My source says there were talks of George staying on, but her rep insists that she never intended to stay beyond the initial eight. “She was pretty vocal about that,” the rep says. An ABC rep did not comment.
Now, as everyone knows, “She was pretty vocal about that” is code for “If Melissa George had to spend one more second breathing the same air as Katherine Heigl then she wouldn’t be held responsible for pinning that awful witch down, pulling her face off and bouncing around on it like a fleshy spacehopper.”
OK, it isn’t a code for that at all. We’re just trying to spice the story up a bit. Because Melissa George leaving Grey’s Anatomy for a reason that hasn’t got anything to do with petty ego-based infighting or stupidity on the part of the producers would shake the show to it’s very core. Honestly, when things can’t even be interesting offscreen, you know that Grey’s Anatomy has had it.