‘Private Practice’ Spoiler – Shonda Rimes Discusses Why She Killed a Main Character Off
Mike Ausiello sat down with Shonda Rimes to discuss why she killed Chris Lowell/Dell off the show. She said it was a difficult choice to make, but it was a “mutual decision,” based on the fact that it just wasn’t fair to have such a good actor on the show just to “hand out charts.” First of all, I highly doubt the decision was mutual. What actor would willingly leave a show that pays him a large sum of money, because his character isn’t going anywhere (oops – I forgot about T.R. Knight. I’m sensing a pattern)? Second, was it necessary to kill him off in such a horrible way, leaving a young, orphaned daughter? This is classic Shonda Rimes. She takes a great, fun show, and when the writing gets stale, she writes in some bombs, murders, and car crashes. Go back and watch the first season of ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ It was a fantastic show that didn’t make you want to cry and jump off a cliff by the end of each episode. Plus, I liked Dell.