The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - THE LAST WORD - WithDeb­bieSchipp

“LAST sea­son Ari­zona’s re­la­tion­ship with Cal­lie (Sara Ramirez – the other half of the show’s tu­mul­tuous les­bian cou­ple) was rocky to say the least.

Now it’s all about what to do next. There is so much love there and they love each other so much that … well, why wouldn’t they have got­ten back to­gether? But the be­gin­ning of this sea­son sees them also un­der­stand­ing that even though it might have felt good to ex­or­cise some demons, that there are still so many el­e­ments of their re­la­tion­ship that are truly bro­ken and that they need to work on.

This sea­son sees them deal­ing with things like ther­apy and just re­ally fig­ur­ing out: if they’re go­ing to be to­gether, how they should go about it? And if they are not go­ing to be, how they should do that?

We see them in­ves­ti­gat­ing if they are go­ing to try for a baby and use a sur­ro­gate. They go down that road of ‘do they want to?’

Ari­zona has a whole other sto­ry­line this sea­son with her be­ing men­tored by Dr (Ni­cole) Her­man (played by Academy Award win­ner Geena Davis).

Work­ing with Geena … I some­times look around and feel like pinch­ing my­self.

To have a show that has been on for 11 years is won­der­ful. To be on it my­self for seven years is ground-break­ing for me. To all of a sud­den to get a whole new per­son to play with … it makes it like you’re on a whole other show. I feel like I won the Lotto.

Was it daunt­ing to play along­side Geena? I didn’t know she was com­ing; I think I would have freaked out if I had known.

In the be­gin­ning ... she’s kind of like a prac­ti­cal joker so she would kind of mess with me be­cause I have such rev­er­ence for her. She would kind of give me a side­long glance and I would like get a bit un­nerved.

There’s a fresh­ness and a grav­ity that she brings. On set she walks in a room and ev­ery­one is: “Step. Up.”

She also brings height (Davis 183cm, tops Cap­shaw by 20cm). I’m not go­ing to lie, I had to stand on ap­ple boxes and she had to take off her heels a cou­ple of times (dur­ing shoot­ing).

We got to play drunk to­gether, and while we were shoot­ing she ref­er­ences the last time she played drunk with some­one. And I’m like ‘So who was that?’

And she says, ‘You know Su­san (Saran­don)’ and I think, ‘Oh right … from Thel­maandLouise … that’s only an iconic movie mo­ment’. GREY’S ANATOMY TUES­DAY, 10PM, SEVEN 18 Real es­tate show (––– Auc­tions) 19 MacGyver star (Richard Dean ––––––––) 21 Be­fore he was TheMen­tal­ist Simon Baker was The –––––––– 23 Sci-fi clas­sic ( Quan­tum ––––) 26 Played Win­nie in TheWon­der Years (–––––– McKel­lar) 27 Sur­gi­cal com­edy 31 Des­per­ateHousewives star (––– Lon­go­ria)


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