Jessica Capshaw's mystery maternity leave storyline has finally been leaked in a Grey's sneak peek. We'll learn this week that Dr. Arizona Robbins has been awarded the Carter Madison Grant — an award only granted to "brainy, scientist types that are from Germany and Sweden" according to Teddy. "So what?" you say. So, it means she's moving to Africa!
Dr. Robbins applied for the grant two years ago in the interest of spearheading global initiatives for the improvement of pediatric surgery in developing countries. Obviously, she was single then, and her life has since grown significantly more complicated. Based on everything we've heard from Shonda Rhimes about Calzona this season, this is meant to be good, if somewhat wave-making, news. Is it correct for us to assume this won't cause a big split? She will only be gone for two weeks, and we doubt Grey's is trekking to the jungle anytime soon. How will Calzona survive this one?
Hopefully we'll get some clarification on tomorrow night's episode.