Some suspect ABC gave Smith the boot because her on-screen lesbian relationship was getting a bit too serious. Dempsey gave no credence to those rumors – not because they’re not true, but because network executives told him what to say:
ABC actually sends me over what I should [say]… ‘We’ve had a great time working with her and that the conclusion of her [character] has been orgasmic’ — I’m sorry, I’m dyslexic! — ‘organic’ ending to the story line.’
I don’t know what happened with that story line. They decided not to continue it for some reason.
We weren’t inclined to believe the aforementioned rumors, but ABC’s choreographing of comments strikes us as a bit queer.