Are You Panicking About Callie and Arizona in the “Grey’s Anatomy” Finale?


Ain’t no fandom panic like Grey’s Anatomy fandom panic ’cause Grey’s Anatomy fandom panic is justified. When Shonda Rhimes says she’s going to do something shocking, she’s going to do something legitimately shocking. Unleash a serial killer in Seattle Grace? Done. Crash a plane full of doctors? Done. Chop off a leg? Done. Kill a beloved character? Done, done, done, done, done, done and done. So when she tweeted these finale tidbits back in March, we freaked out a little bit.

Of course, to be honest, we weren’t too worried about Callie and Arizona due to the hellscape they’ve had to navigate since last season’s finale. We felt like they’d earned a little reprieve. Then Shonda tweeted this cryptic thing:


Next thing you know, Dr. Peyton Tree Hill is trying to get into Arizona’s pants in the Elevator of Everlasting Sexual Hijinks!

So, should we be freaking out about Calzona? Well, TVLine says probably. Shonda told Michael Ausiello:

We’re equal opportunity over here at Grey’s Anatomy. Straight people have their cheating moments all of the time. We’ve created this relationship that’s very interesting and complex, and I feel like we’re at a moment where this [temptation] feels earned. We’re doing something that feels very in keeping with what’s right for these characters … There wss a [Calzona] scene that was such a breathtaking moment that it stunned everyone into silence … It’s the culmination of a [season-long] journey for these two characters.

The Hollywood Reporter also asked Shonda about Calzona’s finale fate:

THR: Arizona is enjoying the attention and flirting Lauren (Hilarie Burton) is showing her. How far will she allow this flirtation to go?

It’s going to go very, very far. I feel fairly committed that it marginalizes Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona to say that they’re the lesbian couple and happy and they can only be with one another as the happy couple that sits in the corner. It neutralizes them. They’ve been on this very interesting, complex journey this season and that journey is not finished. I’ve done lot of reading on PTSD and grief and these people have been through a hell of a lot this season and we’ve watched them struggle to right themselves fairly quickly — perhaps too quickly. There’s stuff there that has not been dealt with. We’re taking them through it, which I think is great, and Lauren is definitely possibly a part of that.

In the THR interview, she mentions again that the cast was shocked by Calzona’s final scene: “From our table read, that was the most stunning moment of the table read — the entire cast gasped and fell silent.”

A Frankenstorm is hitting Seattle Grace and a fully pregnant Meredith is falling down some stairs and the most shocking thing is a Callie/Arizona scene? OK, panic officially commenced!

Are you freaking out about “Perfect Storm” or do you think Callie and Arizona are going to be OK?

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