Grey's Anatomy is losing an intern.
Melissa George, who plays intern Sadie Harris on the ABC prime-time medical soap, is leaving the show, sources confirm.
George was guaranteed a minimum of four episodes when she started her gig in the fall, but things went so well she was given another four.
But now, one of the sources reveals, a new contract has not been picked up.
George quickly became a fan favorite and a critics' darling for her work on Grey's. She was also a hit on HBO's In Treatment—she was up for a Golden Globe yesterday for her stint on the psychotherapy drama series. (P.S.: I saw her on the Globes red carpet and at the HBO party. She looked smashing and was all smiles.)
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.
Sadie was introduced in November and spiced things up with her bisexuality. She recently started some flirty relations with Callie Torres, played by Sara Ramirez.
But soon thereafter, it was reported that Sadie and Callie's potential hookup would fizzle and that Callie would be getting it on with a new character played by Jessica Capshaw.
To gay or not to gay appears to be an ongoing question over at Grey's. Callie had some same-sex hotness bubbling up with Dr. Erica Hahn, played by Brooke Smith. But that ended abruptly in November when Smith was axed from the series.
Questions still remain about the future of the series' openly gay star, T.R. Knight. He reportedly has asked the network to let him out of his contract.