Is Dr. Callie Torres leaving Seattle Grace Hospital? Actress Sara Ramirez caused panic among Grey’s Anatomy fans when she posted a cryptic message on Twitter on April 28.
“That’s a wrap for [Dr. Callie Torres] #Season13 #GreysAnatomy #ThankYou all for an enriching & unforgettable #Rollerycoaster ride!” the actress said in a tweet.
Fans immediately responded to the actress’ tweet, with one user asking if Dr. Torres is still alive on the show. Grey’s Anatomy is notorious for killing off some of its major characters, thus, fans are clamouring for information on Doctor Torres’ fate. To recap, characters Dr. Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey), Dr. George O’Malley (T.R. Knight), Dr. Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh) and Dr. Mark Sloan (Eric Dane) were some of the show’s most shocking deaths.
— Sara Ramirez (@SaraRamirez) April 27, 2016
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Ramirez didn’t change her tone and instead asked fans to look forward to the next episode of Grey’s Anatomy Season 12.
Sara Ramirez has scrubbed in as orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Callie Torres since Season 2 when she was first introduced as Dr. George O’Malley’s love interest. She was a recurring cast member in later episodes of Season 2 until she became a regular by Season 3.
She has become of the most prolific doctors on the show and a consistent fan favorite. Dr. Torres’ current arc makes it possible for her to make a smooth exit from the show, Us Magazine reports. In Grey’s Anatomy Season 12, she has expressed her desire to move to New York City with her girlfriend Penny (Samantha Sloyan). She’s also in a heated custody battle with her estranged ex-wife Dr. Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw) over their child Sofia.
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A representative of Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes declined to comment on the issue. However, insiders told Entertainment Weekly that although Ramirez’s contract with the show will expire in June, there’s a chance it might be renewed.
Grey’s Anatomy still has the highest views among ABC’s drama lineup. Even with the departure of original cast members Sandra Oh and Patrick Dempsey, the show continues to soar to greater heights.
Grey’s Anatomy Season 12 will air its finale on May 19 on ABC.