Katherine Hagel was supposed to return to work on Grey’s Anatomy this past Monday after a 3-month maternity leave….buuuuuuut she didn’t. This explains the deafening cheers that were heard throughout the Los Angeles area on Monday morning.
Michael Ausiello over at EW says that Hagel didn’t show up because executive producer Shonda Rhimes has finally agreed to let her out of her contract. Hagel and her minions are currently working on an exit agreement with ABC. Hagel isn’t expected to return to set and her final episode has already come and gone.
Hagel has made it clear that she would rather smile a friendly smile than continue working on Grey’s, so it was nice of Shonda to unlock her handcuffs and release her back into the wild. Personally, I was hoping that Shonda tortured Hagel some more by making Izzie get Quasimodo’s face transplanted onto hers after getting mauled by a fat dog. But Shonda is a better person than I.
And don’t put the booze bottle down yet, because although Hagel’s face won’t be seen on the small screen anymore, it will be seen more on the BIG SCREEN. Yeah, you’re going to need a bigger bottle.