I’m honestly shocked we haven’t checked off everything on the cliche list for this show.
The show was straight until someone noticed that Callie Torres (Sara Ramierez) had an insane amount of chemistry with Erica Hahn (Brooke Smith). The chemistry was so powerful that when Callie’s friend (and Derek’s ex wife and please don’t make me explain this one) Addison showed up, she asked how long they were going out. They weren’t. And then they were and Callie freaked about lesbian sex so McSteamy (Derek’s BFF and the manwhore who cheated on him with Addison and was now on a break from dating Derek’s new wife’s little sister — seriously, these are the cliff notes versions!) had to teach her lesbian lovin’ ways. It didn’t work, really. Erica was written out (blame ABC for that one folks).
There was a lot of queerbaiting and three-some jokes until we got around to Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw), the lady lovin’ peads doctor, wheels into her life. Literally. Arizona has wheelie shoes. Love it! Except for the part where when they broke up, Callie slept with McSteamy and got knocked up, but Arizona came back and they got married and … look this is a damn soap opera alright?
Of course they’ve since divorced following the leg loss, cheating, and more drama. There’s this we can say about Greys and it’s that everyone has an unhappy ending. The main character has lost her mother, half-sister, and husband. Note to self: Avoid Seattle Grace Mercy West Grey/Sloane Memorial Hospital.