I wanted to give them a rift and a real problem that wasn’t just about something small. I wanted it to be complex and three-dimensional,” she says. “And I loved having this thing at the beginning of the season — Callie made a decision that saved Arizona’s life — and you get to the end of the season and clearly Arizona has been blaming her for this entire time. Really, that’s what sort of sparked all this behavior.”
She adds: “As far as I’m concerned, obviously, Arizona hasn’t gotten over the trauma of what’s happened to her [and] not just because she’s blaming Callie. That’s sort of the symptom of the problem. But Arizona lost a leg, she went through a terrible plane crash, and was lost in the woods. While we watched her be angry for a while, you know Meredith and Christina have been through more PTSD than anyone in the world and we’ve watched them learn how to deal with it — I don’t think Arizona has learned how to deal with it."
Shonda Rhimes about Calzona (x)
“Callie made a decision that saved Arizona’s life — and you get to the end of the season and clearly Arizona has been blaming her for this entire time. Really, that’s what sort of sparked all this behavior.”
So is she saying that Arizona did cheat out of revenge? To stick it to Callie for the amputation? Even the score? Alrighty then because that is what I saw too. Nice work.
I still believe that she decided on this direction way too late in the season. I think this based on Jessica’s early in the season interviews in which she references conversations with Shonda about the story saying it wasn’t a story of defeat. Well this season it absolutely was about defeat for both of them. Read Shonda’s commentary about the reasons she decided to have AZ lose her leg. No way did she have this planned then. One of her big mistakes was telling us she changed direction but of course it doesn’t take a genius to see that regardless.
I’m not opposed to 3-D stories that are complex or even heartbreaking BUT that was not the direction this was going. So we are just a little confused here Shonda.
I still say she changed the direction of Calzona because a lot of the fanbase wouldn’t shut up about decent sex scenes and how long the kisses lasted. I’m convinced they drove her to it. It was right after 9x18 aired, she sent out that tweet regarding changing everything. Shonda wants to show she’s in complete control of these characters, not the fans. And this Internet madness is getting a little out of hand. So go ahead, complain about your ship nonstop and see where that gets you. And well it is her show, she’s in control. I remember the days of no Internet when people watched what they got. Now a lot of fans seem entitled to think they control the outcome of their ships because their messages get delivered to the creators at lightning speeds. That’s not the case shippers, sorry to disappoint. Shonda’s the boss. Honestly, I don’t care anymore. I have a love/hate relationship going on in my mind with Shonda. It’s a shame the reasonable fans have to pay for what the crazy tweeters do. That’s how I feel about this whole situation.
There’s hope in this quote though, right? Arizona feels like the loss of her leg is everything. Callie responds that losing Arizona is like losing everything to her. That’s not a “I want you out of my life” response. That’s a “I can’t believe you’re already gone from me” response. I don’t think there will be a time jump because we need to see what happens with Richard. So the next scene will probably be a continuation of this scene.
GREY’S ANATOMY, “PERFECT STORM”
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