Grey's Anatomy's ninth season premieres at the end of the month, on September 27, with "Going Going Gone," which is going to pick up a couple of months after the crash. Arizona's fate has been debated all summer; will she survive?
Grey's Season 9 Spoilers
Jessica Capshaw told Wetpaint Entertainment, "She was in bad shape. She's in bad, bad, bad, bad shape! It's bad for her. Things are bad, bad, bad, bad. ... I think there's a big question mark. At the end of the season, there were a lot of question marks around a lot of things, and there were obviously some really tragic losses. And I think the season picks up Â— I think Â— with all of those question marks still in the air and all of those tragic losses still being processed. And I don't really know what's going to end up with her!" It is the second episode, "Remember the Time," that is going to be showing what happened in the woods with flashbacks; what will that episode show for Arizona?
Going into Grey's Anatomy season 9, you know that Arizona's leg was looking pretty badÂ—as was Arizona herself as she sat with Mark while the survivors were waiting and hoping for rescue. It's not supposed to be an easy year for Callie, who will be dealing with losing Mark, as Eric Dane is only going to be in the beginning of the season. If Arizona does survive, she could be left with a permanent leg injury with the doctors stuck out in the woods.
There has been speculation that she could lose her leg, and considering they're out in the woods, where her leg could get infected, that's not completely impossible. Then there's the possibility that she's going to have a long recovery process ahead of her. What would that mean for her career-wise as she'd likely be away from work? How long would it take for her to get back to the hospital? Would she go back? There's also what this could mean for her and Callie's relationship. If Arizona is recovering from a serious injury, it could fall on Callie to take care of things by herself, and that includes taking care of Sofia alone since Mark's not going to be around. Whatever does happen and however long Arizona is around in season 9, there's a tough road ahead for her.
What do you think of the latest tease about Arizona's fate on Grey's Anatomy season 9?
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