Gaywashed 'Grey's' Now Ready To Fire Anyone Who's Ever Watched 'Girls Gone Wild'S

The gaywashing continues! Today brings news of Grey's Anatomy's umpteenth gay-related downsizing. Watch out, actors: Gay in real life? Marginalized. Gay on the show? Fired. Listened to an Indigo Girls song once? Decapitated on-screen, surely!

EW's Michael Ausiello has the latest scoop: Melissa George (who plays bisexual, risk-taking intern Sadie) is leaving the show even before her entire episode deal and next-season option are exercised. The character was only introduced this season, but she was flirting with ladies and we all know where that got Brooke Smith! But then, let's let George explain the departure in her own weird, elusive way:

"I love the show so much," she gushes. "I've made some beautiful friends. I love T.R. Knight. I love Patrick Dempsey, Justin Chambers… I adore Ellen Pompeo. I think she's a strong, incredible woman. And Katherine Heigl is the most beautiful creature on Earth."

Then, um, why leave? George says she simply wants to "do something else." Already? Well, a Grey's insider does suggest that the parting of the ways was more mutual than simply the actress' choice. "Melissa's arc came to a natural end. Everyone at the show adores her. We're genuinely sad to see her go."

George's initial deal called for her to appear in roughly 8-11 episodes with an option to become a series regular, like Kevin McKidd. But her Sadie had a much more rocky introduction than the Iraq doc, what with the self-mutilation and ambiguous sexuality. The latter characteristic was especially ill-timed coming off of Hahn's controversial exit. "The character was cursed from Day One," sniffs an ABC source. "She was very difficult to root for."

Then, y'know, maybe don't introduce her? It's an interesting approach, this "throw a new character at the wall and see what sticks" strategy—it's just too bad that all the recent characters happen to be same-sex-leaning, and that instead of the wall, they get flung at the revolving door that opens out onto Seattle Grace's Parking Lot of No Return.