Tonight’s the night, Sara Ramirez and Grey’s Anatomy fans. It’s the night of the buzzed-about musical episode on the medical drama.
Last week’s episode, “This is How We Do It,” ended after Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) proposed to Callie (Ramirez) as they were driving — Callie sans seatbelt — and faded to white amid the sounds of a car crashing and glass shattering.
“I think that the proposal is something that is 100 percent heartfelt, but it’s just something that she sees as an answer to not feeling legitimate in this new arrangement,” Jessica Capshaw told TVGuide.com. “So, before you can even figure out why it is that she asks Callie to marry her, they’re in this horrible situation.”
Judging from the opening minute in the clip below, this week’s episode will pick up moments afterward and offers a look at how the musical will be handled.
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Need Kleenex yet? Yeah, I did, too. The song featured here, “Cosy in the Rocket” by Psapp, also should sound familiar since it’s from the drama’s former opening sequence.
According to TVGuide.com, the episode was seven years in the making and Callie’s sort of out-of-body experience is partially explained by the origin of her name: Calliope is a mythological Greek figure who was the muse of song.
“They make the connection from the get-go, so we understand why it’s music that Callie’s soul is speaking to her through and why she sees everybody singing,” Ramirez said.
All told, there are eight songs featured in the episode, including Brandi Carlile’s “The Story,” performed by Ramirez:
Also released, audio from the cast’s rendition of Snow Patrol’s “Chasing Cars,” featuring Kevin McKidd (Owen), Chandra Wilson (Bailey) and Ramirez:
Other songs performed on the episode include Anna Nalick’s “Breathe (2 a.m.),” Kate Havnevik’s “Grace,” The Fray’s “How to Save a Life,” Jesus Jackson’s “Running on Sunshine,” KT Tunstall’s “Universe & U” and Gomez’s “How We Operate.”
Music from the episode will be available today on iTunes. Not enough? Download Ramirez’s four-song EP, which came out Sunday and also features “The Story,” along with three other tracks produced by The Rescues’ Rob Giles (husband of fellow Shondaland actress Caterina Scorsone of Private Practice).
Will you watch the Grey’s Anatomy music event tonight? What are your hopes and fears for Callie and the baby?