Circle Nov. 13 on your calendar. That’s the day Alias‘ Melissa George debuts as Grey’s Anatomy‘s newest intern, Sadie. This is noteworthy for several reasons: First off, it’s Melissa George. Duh. Second, she’s Mer’s best friend in the whole world. And last, she’s part of a new breed of extremely hot, young professional females on TV who like to have sex with men and women (i.e. House‘s Thirteen, Bones‘ Angela, Callie on Grey’s, etc.). The big question, of course, is whether those last two things (Sadie’s bisexuality and Mer) ever intersected. Based on my following Q&A with George, I think the answer’s pretty obvious.
AUSIELLO: Tell me about Sadie.
MELISSA GEORGE: I’m dying to find out more about her because her
behavior is so interesting. She’s a girl that walks on the wild side.
She’s very close with Meredith; they were best friends. They traveled
around the world together. And when Meredith went to work at Seattle
Grace, Sadie went to work at a morgue. I’m dying to know why she
behaves so recklessly. Anyone who behaves like that has to have a lot
For the record, is she bisexual or a lesbian?
She just takes anything — whatever walks in front of her. [Laughs]
If it’s a male, she’ll go for it. If it’s a female, she’ll go for it.
She doesn’t think attraction should be [limited] by gender. I sort of
look at people and go, "Wow, how do you live like that?" But she seems
to get a thrill out of shocking people.
The obvious question: Did Mer and Sadie "experiment" back in the day?
We don’t know. But that’s what’s so intriguing: What happened between
these two? It’s brought up a lot [on the show], but we’ve never
revealed what happened.
But something happened.
I think so. There’s a lot of [Mer-Sadie] dialogue like "Don’t tell
them what happened!" So, something did happen, but I’m not sure
what.They obviously traveled together and were very close. Did they
date? Did they not? Did something major happen to them that they swore
they’d never discuss? It could be anything.
How long are you committed to the show for?
I’m here for a while. I’m sort of playing it by ear. I’d love to stay
as long as possible. I’m shooting my fourth one this week, and I don’t
think it’s stopping.
Conventional Grey’s wisdom has you gravitating toward one of
Seattle Grace’s other two bisexual docs, Callie or Erica. Do you know
which one it’ll be?
They haven’t told me, and I’ve been asking them every day, "Which one
am I going to be making out with?" Or not! It could be one of the guys.
I just said yes to Grey’s Anatomy, the greatest show on TV. I
didn’t say, "What do I have to do?" So I’m sort of looking around
going, "Which one is going to be my girl or my guy?"
Last season at this time, there were no bisexual characters on Grey’s. Now there are at least three. Is there something in the water at Seattle Grace?
I’m not sure. Maybe they’re not getting the right victims coming through the door so they’re bored. [Laughs] Bisexuality exists. It’s common. I guess they’re experimenting with it.
So, getting back to the question I posed in the intro: Is it as obvious to you as it is to me that Mer and Sadie dabbled in some, ahem, extracurricular activities back in the day? Or is it just a smokescreen for an even bigger secret they’re harboring (i.e. they killed someone and dumped their body in the Pacific)? Post your theories below!