Grey's Anatomy is a highly acclaimed medical drama that focuses on Meredith Grey as she struggles to maintain relationships while staying sharp at her new job. At Seattle Grace Hospital, she and her fellow doctors make new friends, new enemies and new lovers. The series follows through the hospital, finding personal and professional decisions are not black and white, only shades of grey.
Callie is first introduced to the show when George O'Malley dislocates his shoulder after falling down a flight of stairs. She gives him her number, and eventually George calls and asks her out. They begin dating. George pursues the relationship to help him get over his feelings for Meredith.
George discovers that Callie has been living in the hospital basement. She defends herself by explaining it’s convenient for work. The Chief later finds out about Callie’s living arrangement and forces her to move out. She temporarily moves in with George, and is subsequently socially rejected by Izzie and Meredith. Soon after, when George becomes uncomfortable with how fast their relationship is progressing, she moves in the Archfield Hotel. Callie is disliked by Izzie Stevens, George's best friend, and becomes upset by the way George seems to place Izzie and Meredith before her, leading to the couple breaking up at the end of season two.
After breaking up with George, Callie goes to Joe's Bar, where she meets plastic surgeon Mark Sloan. The two have a one-night-stand and become friends thereafter. George finds out and is jealous of her fling, but is distracted by his father’s ill-health. Callie supports him through his father’s death, and the two marry in Las Vegas on the spur of the moment. Izzie is highly unsupportive of the marriage, and Callie is pleased when George seemingly chooses her over his friendship with Izzie. However, when Callie confesses to George that she is a wealthy heiress and had kept this hidden from him, George feels betrayed. Combined with this, Callie becomes suspicious that Izzie’s feelings for George are more than platonic. Confused, George confides to Izzie about his relationship woes over alcohol, leading to a drunken sexual encounter between the two.
Callie and George reconcile, but Callie remains unaware of George’s one-night-stand. She becomes increasingly suspicious, and announces to George that she wants them to have a baby together. Shortly thereafter, however, she discovers that George has been unfaithful, ending their marriage (much to the disappointment of George's mother who was very fond of Callie). During a talk with George's mom, it is reveald that Callie is an Atheist. Callie moves out of her hotel room, and into the apartment being rented by Cristina Yang. In episode "Didn't We Almost Have It All?", Callie is named the new chief resident, winning over Miranda Bailey and Sydney Heron.
As Season Four began, Callie was overwhelmed with her duties as chief resident and her failing marriage to George. Her personal problems and desire to be performing surgery rather than filling in paperwork interfered with her promotion, and in episode "Physical Attraction, Chemical Reaction", she is demoted, and the position of chief resident is given to Bailey. Callie goes on to form a friendship with the new Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erica Hahn. They become incredibly close over time. She experiences some anxiety when Addison Montgomery returns from Los Angeles and wonders if they are a couple. Callie then embarks on a sexual marathon with Sloan in order to prove her heterosexuality, but he eventually helps her realize she has feelings for Erica, and in the last episode of season four, they share a passionate kiss.
During the premiere of Season Five, Erica and Callie awkwardly avoid each other. However, by the end of the episode, they agree to be nervous over their bisexuality together. As their romance continued, Erica embraced the idea of being gay much faster than Callie leaving her to panic and begin sleeping with Sloan to try to figure out her sexual identity.
After admitting this mistake to Erica, an argument over Izzie Stevens soon erupts into a conversation about the existence of bisexuality. Erica claims that she no longer knows Callie, and after walking away, leaves her job at Seattle Grace. Callie reacts to the breakup by immersing herself in her work; but when that fails, she ends up breaking down crying in the arms of Mark.
Pediatric surgery attending Arizona Robbins eventually reassures Callie that she need not be alone, telling her that the "talk" around the hospital she has heard about Callie is good, and that after she stops being upset, people will be lining up for her. When Callie asks for some names, Arizona briefly and tenderly kisses her.
Callie and Arizona are now together, and when Callie's dad comes to Seattle Grace, Callie introduces Arizona as her girlfriend. Callie's dad wants her to move back to Miami, and delivers her an ultimatum: move back or lose her trust fund. Callie decides to cut him off because he cannot accept her for who she is, and is shown crying in the arms of Arizona. After being cut off emotionally from her family, Callie considers lying and telling them that she broke up with Arizona. However, after thinking about it, she decides that she cannot.
They attend Alex and Izzie's wedding together, and are seen afterwards eating pizza in bed together and it is kind of evident that the two later sleep together, because of them already being naked and in bed.
In the season premiere, John Doe (aka-George) appears to flatline completely, leaving him braindead. Dr. Owen Hunt asks if anyone knows if George is a donor or not, and Callie is left with the decision by Mrs. O'Malley about whether or not to donate his organs, who ultimately lets Izzie decide, since she was closer to George. Izzie decides that George would give everything.
Callie later asks the Chief if she is able to get the Attending position that she had wanted, and he said he can't give it to her. She completes her residency at Seattle Grace and joins Mercy West Hospital as an Attending Orthopedic Surgeon. Later when we find out that Seattle Grace and Mercy West will be merging, Arizona convinces Callie to go to the Chief to beg for her job back, since Arizona doesn't want Callie moving out of town. As Callie goes to confront the Chief, he practically gives her the job she wanted before she even gets a chance to officially ask. She is now an Attending at Seattle Grace/Mercy West like she wanted.
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