The doctor is out! Sara Ramirez announced her Grey’s Anatomy departure on Thursday, May 19, after 10 years of playing Dr. Callie Torres. The actress, 40, issued a statement thanking her costars and series creator Shonda Rhimes, adding that she was “taking some welcome time off.”
Callie — who is headed to New York with daughter Sofia in tow to reunite with girlfriend Penny (Samantha Sloyan) in Thursday’s season 12 finale — has had countless memorable moments throughout her time on the ABC medical drama, including plenty of magical scenes with ex-wife Arizona (Jessica Capshaw).
Here are five of our favorite moments featuring the now-departed orthopedic surgeon:
Dancing in her underwear (season 3, episode 2)
Word got out in a very memorable way about Callie’s secret home within the hospital, as Richard (James Pickens Jr.) caught a glimpse of her shaking her groove thing.
The first kiss (season 5, episode 14)
Bathrooms have never been sexier than when Calzona shared their first kiss after Arizona told Callie people would be “lining up” for her. Flattery will get you everywhere.
Arizona drops the L-word (season 6, episode 8)
Arizona’s first “I love you” to Callie was tear-inducing but also involved funny hats, as all pivotal life moments should.
Arizona proposes in the car (season 7, episode 17)
Eyes on the road! In the middle of their car argument, Arizona stunned a pregnant Callie by proposing to her — but that wasn’t the only surprise in the scene.
The wedding (season 7, episode 20)
“I choose you,” Callie told Arizona during their beautiful ceremony, just before they exchanged rings and Miranda (Chandra Wilson) declared them wife and wife.
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