Sara Ramirez and Hector Elizondo
Callie has had a rough few years. Grey's Anatomy's resident orthopedic surgeon lost the father of her child in a plane crash that also claimed her wife's leg. And after spending months of helping Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) recover, her wife cheated on her. On Thursday's Callie-centric episode (9/8c on ABC), the ever-resilient doctor will face yet another speed bump when a surgery goes awry.
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"She worked on an Olympic snowboarder and uses a hip she's never used before, so essentially it's a surgery she's never done before," Sara Ramirez tells TVGuide.com. "She is being sued for negligence. It unfolds as a really complex and complicated situation."
Fortunately, the doctors of Seattle Grace will be there to support Callie, as will her father Carlos Torres (Hector Elizondo), who won't be too pleased about his daughter-in-law's infidelity. "Something to look forward to is the dynamic between father and daughter and the love that exists between them regardless of the questioning he's putting her through or the compassion he shows her," Ramirez says. "Callie's dad is coming back to reveal a surprise of his own."
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Even though Callie and Arizona have been on the outs, her estranged wife will be there to support her through the case. But viewers will also get a very enlightening look back at Callie and Arizona's past. "This is a flashback that goes back to Season 9," Ramirez teases. "We're going to see some more information revealed about Callie and Arizona's relationship via flashback and there's going to be a surprise there. We'll learn more and more about what occurred during that time. I can't wait to hear how the audience reacts. I found it unexpected and I also found it interesting. The flashbacks will answer a lot of questions."
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Grey's Anatomy airs Thursdays at 9/8c on ABC.