The Not-So Private Loves of Callie Torres
As Grey's Anatomy continues to win over lesbian fans with its latest pairing of Dr. Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez) and Dr. Arizona Robbins (new series regular Jessica Capshaw), we at SheWired thought now that the two docs have had the 'Define The Relationship' talk it would be a good time to take a look back and see where the lovebirds stack up on Callie's relationship scale. Here's a look at Sara's Callie's chemistry with T.R. Knight, Eric Dane and Brooke Smith!
As Grey's Anatomy continues to win over lesbian fans with its latest pairing of Dr. Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez) and Dr. Arizona Robbins (new series regular Jessica Capshaw), we at SheWired thought now that the two docs have had the 'Define The Relationship' talk would be a good time to take a look back and see where the lovebirds stack up on Callie's relationship scale.
Joining the show in Season 2 and becoming a regular in its third frame, Callie was first paired with George O'Malley (T.R. Knight). Their romance - timed with the passing of George's dad - was cute at the onset. I mean, who didn't love George? Those puppy dog eyes and a character that is so sweet, he practically gives you a cavity. But while their whirlwind romance and subsequent marriage - "She's Callie O'Malley!" Dr. Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) joked - wasn't built to last.
Callie was into him from the start. But George, despite his best intentions and efforts, always had feelings for Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl) and just wasn't built to support our strong doc Callie. His romanticism wasn't lost though, as he provided fans with some great moments.
While George provided the romance Callie needed, he wasn't strong enough to stand up for her or to be faithful, for that matter. For him, it was all about Izzie. And really, after surviving a cheating spouse, Callie really offered up a look at just how strong she is in this clip where she lets Dr. Stevens have it.
In subsequent episodes, Callie and Dr. Mark "McSteamy" Sloan (Eric Dane) got down and dirty, but theirs was a relationship based purely on sex.
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It was just what our soon-to-be lesbian love doctor needed: Sex without intimacy or romance. Even later, when Sloan falls for Lexie Grey, he turns to Callie for support as their frank history in talking about - and having - sex were always easy for both of them.
Callie even later turns to him for advice when she first beds Dr. Erica Hahn (Brooke Smith) and the pair wind up having sex for her to compare with her first (pardon the pun) taste of lesbian sex.
And while lesbians everywhere rejoiced when Callie finally hooked up with Erica, their short-lived relationship was just too much emotional vomit for Callie to really stick around. Our strong, yet tentative Callie likes to be sure. And when she is, there's no stopping her. But she wasn't really the "glasses" after Erica.
"You are glasses. I am so so so so gay. I am extremely gay." Now that's jumping out of the closet! And that wasn't really what Callie was ready for. Girls yes, but leaping out of the closet ... not so much.
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Which brings us to Arizona. The perky pediatric doc - who sometimes wears sneakers with built in roller skates - is everything that we want for Callie. Strong, sweet, forward and forthcoming and more. Plus let's pause for a moment to honor their great chemistry.
They've had the DTR talk and came out with the "girlfriend" label. Callie's happy. Arizona's happy. Now let's hope the show's loyal lesbian fans will stay happy.
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