Isaiah Washington broke his silence about being fired from Grey’s Anatomy.
“Shonda Rhimes called me on Thursday of last week and told me that I would not be returning to the show,” Washington says. “Just like she personally called me and invited me to the show. It was full circle.”
Things got ugly after he apparently made a prejudiced comment to castmate T.R. Knight in regards to his sexuality. Washington apologized and went to a rehab to help him with anger management. But apparently ABC still considers him a liability and did not renew his contract for season four.
This explains the absurd ending to season three. In which Washington’s character broke up with his fiancée, Christina Yang (Sandra Oh) on their wedding day. It followed suit with the entire episode where nothing went well and everyone was depressed. Lovely.