Season 9 Spoiler Discussion Aug 1, 2012 8:21:58 GMT -5
Post by hopew on Aug 1, 2012 8:21:58 GMT -5
I'm just very curious about the swell of Internet chatter predicting the deaths of both Mark Sloan and Arizona. Man -- I'm gonna miss Mark, personally, and I'd HATE to lose Arizona!! But if those two outcomes are in the offing, then I'm wondering if Shonda won't be sneaky and toy with a Owen/Callie relationship of some kind. Granted -- if Callie loses both Mark & Arizona, I don't expect her to be falling head over heels with anyone, and likewise, I wouldn't expect Owen to fall for Callie! But... again, I could see the writers teasing with that by having Owen step up and help care for baby Sofia. Owen is generous and a loyal friend, I couldn't imagine him failing to do reach out to Callie if she's in crisis, and there's the AU ep last season! Plus... we know there's nothing that's gonna make us fangirls melt faster than those super-strong McKidd arms cradling a little baby, is there? If I were in the Grey's Anatomy writer's room, I'd be all over that scenario like a box of chocolates, and as sweet, sweet torture to all of those poor suffering C/O fans out there...
Just sayin'. ::wink::
Just a couple of quick responses:
1. Arizona is not going to die. Shonda is not going to kill off half of one of her most popular couples, especially after killing off both halves of another popular pair (because IMO Mark WILL die), particularly when the actress playing her is Steven Spielberg's step-daughter. Shonda is just torturing the fans and trying to keep some suspense for the SP, in the same way that she kept the abortion a secret till the end of the last SP. My prediction is that we won't see Arizona until the very end of the SP, and we'll see her in a wheelchair or a hospital bed. But she'll be alive.
2. Callie/Owen is a complete non-starter. That was established in the AU episode last year. The writers will not go there - the back lash would be too brutal and it makes absolutely no story sense whatsoever. I CAN see Owen helping out with Zola and/or Sofia, just to torture the C/O fans a little more by showing us what a good father Owen would have been. But he will be nothing more than a friend, at most, to Callie.
IMO, one of the several reasons for keeping Owen and Cristina geographically separated for at least a few episodes this year is that it delays the reconciliation without having to use that stupid, tired, show runner trick of introducing a "competing relationship." IF Shonda does anything like that, I could more easily see Cristina trying to have a "thing" with someone at Mayo - - that would (i) balance things (in Shonda's twisted world view) in relation to Owen's ONS; and (ii) could be a catalyst for Cristina realizing that she really only wants Owen. But I really, really hope that doesn't happen. Owen, however, will not look at another woman between now and the time he and Cristina reconcile. JMHO.