Howdy, Gabblers!!! Well, we had quite the episode this week didn’t we? I have a lot of thoughts and feelings on this one. And I am glad that I have kept my bubble intact through the storyline thus far. I should prepare you that I may jump around scenes sometimes in this one! And yes, as much as overall I loved the episode; I do indeed have a few moments that I realize we have to give up timeline guessing for this to work.
So, are we ready? We open with Callie shopping for pantyhose and Callie has the opening monologue (Yay!!!) While she is losing it over the pantyhose we see flashbacks of a surgery and the last year of her and Arizona. Callie gets served during a presentation that she and Derek are doing about brain mapping. I really think that this mapping project is going to be something we see more of as the season progresses, and I wonder at some point if Callie and Derek will go to Arizona and ask if she wants to participate in a stage of it. Flashback to Mer’s baby shower and Cristina tells Callie about Travis Reed…. an Olympic snowboarder that needs a new hip. Now, Cristina doesn’t generally get attached to patients but this guy was her first valve replacement and she is invested in him. She tells Callie his heart is her Mona Lisa and not to screw it up. This is important because it lays the groundwork for some of Cristina’s reactions as the case moves forward. And we get some happy Calzona…. Arizona has an adorable idea for decorating her onesie and she is disappointed there’s no station. This from the woman that didn’t like baby showers….. for me, it’s an example of what being a Mom and wife has changed in her. Then, here it comes, the conversation that blew up my timeline….. Arizona wants another baby. And she wants to carry this one. Remember in S6 when Callie said Arizona didn’t want a baby in her home or womb? So here’s my thought on that: I’m not sure that it was ever that she didn’t want children but that her fears about having them ruled her reactions. She did say she never wanted to see her child in her NICU (and that happened) but now that she is a Mom, she finds that more rewarding than the fear. Callie of course is on board, and very happily on board. Now is where I will insert my theory on when Callie says “What?” I see all the tweets about it and GIFs: here’s my thought: she uses that as a way to process what she just heard for a second before she speaks. We know that Callie wears her heart on her sleeve; she doesn’t hold back how she feels. So, when it is something big or intense, she says ‘What?” to give herself an extra few seconds before she speaks. I do have more to say on the baby storyline but that will be part of my wrap up.
On to meeting Travis. And you can see that his relationship with Cristina is different, she laughs and let’s herself be picked up and hugged. Then we see Travis get Callie on board, his speech about firsts absolutely appeals to the Rock star with a scalpel in Callie. Then we see her meet with her lawyers talking about the trial and what she has to wear, how she has to act. This is how Callie ended up shopping for panty hose. Of the list she was given, it was the easiest thing for her to focus in on. She can distract herself by going shopping for pantyhose.
Morning of the trial and Callie is getting ready when Arizona arrives to get Sofia. Now, this scene is one that really re-fired my Calzona hope up and here is why: One, they are having a completely civil conversation about Sofia and Arizona tells Callie that whatever she needs that day or evening is what they’ll do. Also, you can see that there is a level of comfort in being in the same room returning. Callie doesn’t stop getting ready; she just goes about doing what she needs to. Arizona sees her ring is on, yes, Callie says “they told me too” but considers this: It’s not the last thing she does in getting ready; it’s one of the first. Her hair isn’t done, she isn’t dressed, the panty hose aren’t on but the ring is. That even if she won’t admit it, there is some comfort in wearing it. And yes, Arizona was probably checking out Callie’s legs tooRead More
“Doctors never mean to screw up. They make a bad call and the unthinkable happens. It’s not like we do it on purpose. It’s not like we want to hurt anyone but sometimes we do. Sometimes we make mistakes. And when we blow it, we’re sorry. Not that being sorry really matters. Not anymore. No apology in the world matters now…”
The Callie-centric episode (or Callepisode as I like to call it) begins with Callie in a determined and frantic state of mind in search for a pair of plain pantyhose. And no, it’s not because she’s looking for the perfect shade of hose to match a cute outfit she’s planning on rocking out later. The normally cool-as-a-cucumber ortho surgeon is anything but calm when she discovers she’s being sued by Olympic snowboarder Travis Reed. Turns out Travis is a returning patient at GSMH having been admitted for a valve replacement that Cristina performed not that long ago. Knowing Callie’s rock star orthopedic capabilities, Cristina refers Travis to Callie for a hip replacement but the only catch is Travis wants the best of the best and requests the Peterson Hip Replacement, a procedure of which Callie has never attempted before. Knowing full well the extreme risks that could come with having never performed this type of procedure, Callie accepts the challenge and moves forward with it with Travis’s (demanding) words of encouragement.
Complications during surgery left Callie in a treacherous situation when she’s forced to close up Travis early, only to find a sponge had gone missing during the procedure and was left somewhere in the open cavity where Callie was operating. Later, Travis returns to the hospital suffering from a severe infection that ended up costing him both of his legs. Afterwards, Travis sues Callie for negligence which brings us back to the pantyhose attire. Callie’s lawyer makes it clear her professional appearance is essential when testifying in court so she’s given strict orders to wear buns, blazers, and even her wedding ring in hopes of swaying the jury in her favor.
The episode itself provides flashbacks that give insight on not only Callie’s potential malpractice suit but also how, when, and why Arizona and Callie’s relationship deteriorated to its barely current state of existence. (I’d like to also point out that the interaction between Callie and Arizona over Sofia’s drawing and the horrendous butterfly rhinestone pantyhose that Callie mistakenly throws on in the courthouse bathroom is nothing short of adorable, heart-melting, and pleasing to see that these two can actually converse for once without arguing!
Speaking of flashbacks, we cut back to a scene I’m certain almost all Calzona fans nearly choked on their tequila, or drink of choice needed to get through the highly intense and emotionally-draining episode! In a somewhat spontaneous moment, the two decide to have a second baby, one that Arizona proudly volunteers to carry. In a more endearing flashback, we see the two rule out potential sperm donors, and later smirk and giggle over the shortcomings of being pregnant. IE: Sausage feet and the no-booze rule. Side note: Raise of hands, who could barely hold back their squeals of delight to see these two laughing together like old times? Sigh. Stacy McKee, I heart you.
Back to present day, Callie is seen sipping on some wine herself, appearing deep in thought while simultaneously removing her wedding ring when who comes a knockin’ at her door but Papa Torres himself (played brilliantly by Hector Elizondo). When Papa Torres inquires about Sofia, it’s then that Callie admits to her father that she and Arizona have separated and that SHE was in fact the one that gave Arizona the boot.
Meanwhile, back in court, Travis over-dramatically takes the stand and testifies that Callie apologized to him for her mistake and told him he had every reason to blame her for what happened. Callie counter-testifies, admitting she did in fact apologize for what happened and insists it’s because she genuinely cares for her patients. “That makes me human, that doesn’t make me negligent,” (<— One of the most heartfelt lines executed in this episode, I might add!)Read More
We don’t know about you, but we’ve been waiting for the ladies of The Seriously Grey’s Podcast to release their review of the Grey’s Anatomy season 9 finale! Here it is!
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I’m listening RIGHT NOW! I truly love how deeply they analyze these episodes. And, because this is about the finale, I’m sure it’s gonna be good. If you’ve never checked out a TSG podcast, check it out now! I don’t think you’ll be disappointed
Wondering who Matt is? That would be Mr. TV Line…see below the cut to read the latest on what he has to say about Grey’s Anatomy & Scandal!Read More
Here are more pics from this week’s ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ episode, “This Is Why We Fight” airing Thursday, February 21st at 9pm/8pm CST on ABC! They are below the cut so look there!Read More
We got some interesting tweets from Jesse, Jessica and Shonda! They’ve been placed under the cut for those that are spoiler free!!!Read More