Patrick Dempsey was just as caught off-guard as the rest of us after receiving word of ABC’s sudden decision to fire actress Brooke Smith, who played “Dr. Erica Hahn” on the network’s award-winning medical drama, Grey’s Anatomy.

McDreamy says the firing is “too bad.”

Rumor has it that Brooke was ousted because of her character’s developing same-sex relationship with “Dr. Callie Torres,” played by Sara Ramirez.

“ABC’s response … is that [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,’“ Patrick told Ellen DeGeneres on an episode of her talk show airing on Wednesday.

“I think her story line has come to an end,” Patrick tells Ellen. “Thursday night is her last show, which is too bad, she has been a great character, and I don’t know what happened with that story line. They decided not to continue it for some reason.”