As we've previously reported, Derek (Patrick Dempsey) and Callie (Sara Ramirez) are going to become closer friends on Grey's Anatomy Season 9. But why do they bond? A recent spoiler from TVLine gives us a clue.

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Shonda Rhimes told TVLine that the crash brings them together, noting that although Callie wasn't on the plane, it's still a "shared experience" for the two docs, because "they both experienced some pretty traumatic things because of it."

Could Callie's traumatic thing be related to whatever is going on with Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) and her leg? Our guess is yes.

Shonda also teased that "Callie is going to be working in a pretty interesting way to fix Derek’s hand.” We thought that might be the case!

Are you looking forward to this new friendship?

Grey’s Anatomy Season 9 will premiere on Thursday, September 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Source: TVLine

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