To Dr. Erica Hahn. Read actress Brooke Smith's interview here. While I am not a huge fan of the Erica/Callie relationship, I have to say that I really do like Erica's character. She is a tough, hard-working, strong woman who has worked hard to get to the top of her field. She can compete with the boys and isn't afraid to express herself. I also feel that her character has shown new dimensions this season, especially with her teaching componant. One of my favorite scenes so far this year was when she humbly went to Richard and asked what her shortcomings were and how she could be better.
Grey's creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes has put out a statement that "Brooke Smith was obviously not fired for playing a lesbian. Sara Ramirez is an incredible comedic and dramatic actress and we wanted to be able to play up her magic. Unfortunately, we did not find that the magic and chemistry with Brooke's character would sustain in the long run. The impact of the Callie/Erica relationship will be felt and played out in a story for Callie."
There are lots of rumers swirling about who ultimately made the decision to remove Dr. Hahn's character and why. It makes me sad that such a great character and actress are being dismissed. I wish Brooke the best of luck!