When I re-watch the Calzona scenes from the latest episode of Grey’s Anatomy, all I can do is smile. Arizona is indeed a “Good man in the storm”! And Jessica Capshaw’s performance was brilliant and so tenderly done! Please, somebody tell me why her character was not in the show earlier???
Favourite quote from the episode:
“Callie – You think you can pray away the gay?
Mr. Torres – Could we just sit and talk?
Callie – Oh, no, you can’t pray away the gay.
Mr. Torres – Calliope Iphegenia Torres!
Callie – [shouting] YOU CAN’T PRAY AWAY THE GAY!!”
And finally we got to know where Arizona’s name came from…and most importantly: she loves Callie!
Arizona – “Most people think that I was named for the state, but it’s not true. I was named for a battleship. The USS Arizona. My grandfather was serving on the Arizona when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and he saved… nineteen men before he drowned. Pretty much everything my father did his whole life was about honoring that sacrifice. I was raised to be a good man in a storm. Raised to love my country, love my family and protect the things I love. When my father, Colonel Daniel Robbins of the United States Marine Corps heard that I was a lesbian, he said he only had one question. I was prepared for; ‘how fast can you get the hell out of my house?’ But instead… it was, ‘are you still who I raised you to be?’ My father believes in country the way that you believe in God. And my father is not a man who bends, but he bent for me, because I’m his daughter. I’m a good man in a storm. I love your daughter. And I protect the things I love, not that I need to, she doesn’t need it. She’s strong and caring and honorable. And she’s who you, raised her to be.”
Also Callie’s and her father’s certainly powerful Jesus conversation:
“Mr. Torres – Leviticus: Thou shall not lie with a man as one lies with a female, it is an abomination.
Callie – Oh, don’t do that daddy! Don’t quote the bible at me!
Mr. Torres – The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and the sin is exceedingly grave.
Father Kevin – Carlos, this is not what we…
Callie – Jesus: A new commandment that I give unto you, that you love one another.
Mr. Torres – Romans: but we know that laws-
Callie – Jesus: he, who is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone…
Mr. Torres – So you admit it’s a sin?
Callie – Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy! Jesus: blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God! Jesus: blessed are those who have been persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven! Jesus is my savior daddy, not you! And Jesus would be ashamed of you for judging me! He would be ashamed of you for turning your back on me. He would be ashamed!”
Forget my previous post about assuming that the relationship is going down…I wish they will show us more Calzona moments where they are more intimate (e.g. declare your love to each other already!!). Next episode on Thursday on ABC, don’t miss it!
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