For the 'ship to which we lovingly refer as Calzona, the proverbial you-know-what hit the fan last night, September 26, during the Season 10 premiere… while the literal you-know-what hit Stephanie's white coat. (Poor Steph.)
In the wake of the blowout, The Hollywood Reporter is sharing insights from actresses Sara Ramirez and Jessica Capshaw, who preview the long road ahead for Callie and Arizona.
First thing's first: Why did Callie uproot and move out so abruptly?
"Callie decides she needs space and she can't deal with all of these feelings," Sara explains. "Part of the way that she finds solace is to move out of their apartment … In the midst of work and the other stresses the last thing she needs is to have [Arizona] over her shoulder wanting to engage about it."
Sara does claim that Callie hasn't moved out for good, pointing out that Callie didn't talk all of her possessions.
Unfortunately, though, Sara implies that it has to get a lot worse before it gets better and — that both characters have their work to do, since Callie is not exactly blameless for the dissolution of the romance.
"It can be so uncomfortable to see two sides of the story unfold and not see them meet in the middle," she says.
Jessica is equally braced for the long road ahead. "When something like this happens, it's not like she didn't take out the trash; she slept with someone else," she says. "It's as big as it gets and they have to now figure out what that means."
Despite all the yelling and hurtful comments last night, Jessica doesn't think they'll be too mean as they work out their issues: "They're in pain, and there's disappointment, and they're feeling deceived, but I don't see them as people who will be ugly."
Jessica also teases that the game plan might include professional help. "Arizona needs to get to someplace where she's open to counseling. I don't think Arizona dealt with her pain or grief or anything from the plane crash."
Can we just fast-forward past all the struggle and cut straight to the snuggle? Please?
Do you think Calzona will repair their relationship soon? Or do you think this will be a season-long story arc? Wage your bets below.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter