So, in comparison to last week we have less Calzona in this episode but what we do get shows us what to me is a different aspect to them. More honest communication and hearing what the other says…. but I of course will speak of that as we go!
First Calzona scene is in the apartment: 1) Yay: Arizona moved home. However, she is sleeping on the couch. Interesting note: while she was with Leah and in the hotel room, her leg: never mentioned and not seen. She’s home and we see the leg set on a pillow in the living room. Callie comes out of their room and asks how Arizona slept. Arizona says “great” but you can sense there is a tad of frustration there, turns out it’s about sleeping on the couch.
Arizona gets paged to the ER for a patient by Owen, a little girl with a femur fracture. Owen wants to page Callie and asks Arizona if that will be ok, she says yes “we’re on the mend”. Now, it’s important to note a few things here. 1) Leah is also on this patient 2) Owen has no clue about her and Arizona Owen tells Leah to go work with them, and Leah is obviously not on board with that. Arizona shuts her complaining down on that pretty quickly.
Arizona and Leah are operating and Leah is trying to get some info about the reconciliation (I admit, I am enjoying typing that word). Arizona apologizes for it being awkward and when Leah persists in asking, tells her she doesn’t want to be the person that waits “in case it doesn’t work out with your wife”. Further proof that Leah was so much more invested than Arizona ever was.
Arizona goes to find Callie. This scene is both great and in my opinion pretty important. Arizona tells Callie that she was with someone while they were apart. I am so glad that although she doesn’t tell her who it was, she does tell her that it happened. Also important: Callie starts to get defensive, but realizes it and apologizes for doing it. Arizona asks her if there is anything she wants to ask, Callie asks if it was once, when Arizona says it was more than once, Callie says twice…. no response and then she asks more than ten. You can feel the hurt coming off her about it but she stops and says she doesn’t want to know. We then hear Arizona say “I’m sorry”, and I believe that she’s apologizing for not just Leah but Lauren as well. Callie asks if it’s over. When Arizona tells her it is, completely Callie says that’s all she needs to know. Arizona asks Callie if she was with anyone, and Callie tells her she got involved with herself, she danced in her underwear and tried to remember she was a person that used to have fun. Arizona asks if she can hug her and Callie says yes. Arizona says that she really missed her and Callie responds with me too. Leah interrupts them when she comes to say that their patient’s leg isn’t doing well. So, off to surgery the three of them go. Leah really looks like she’s going to be ill. So, some different things here. This is probably the most honest and intense conversation we’ve seen between them in their history. There was no raising of voices, no bringing up of past issues to hurt the other and they each spoke honestly. If this kind of communication is what we get going forward, then I believe we are going to see a more complete relationship between them. I am in favor of this. Real communication is the only way for them to fix things, and this was a great first step.
Note about a scene that doesn’t involve Calzona directly: When there is a Thanksgiving discussion about who to invite to the Dream house for dinner Mer mentions inviting Callie and Derek says then we can’t invite Arizona and Owen tells them that they are back together. Why is this important? Because up until now, most of what is going on with them has been general hospital knowledge. They are keeping this private. And keeping certain things private is not only a reflection that they are legit trying. The part of me that has some issues with the flashbacks in 10.9 also believes that them having info they aren’t sharing is aimed at making them keeping the pregnancy and miscarriage private info.