Dr. Callie Torres has left the building on "Grey's Anatomy." On the bright side, at least they didn't kill her off. Here's one win against the trope, anyway! But, sadly, it was confirmation to the rumor that actress Sara Ramirez was leaving the show.
Sara had tweeted a "wrap" note in April, which launched suspicion that this was it for Callie. After last night's Season 12 finale, Sara, showrunner Shonda Rhimes, co-star Ellen Pompeo (Dr. Meredith Grey), and fans reacted on Twitter to Callie's official exit/"time off":
— Sara Ramirez (@SaraRamirez) May 20, 2016
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) May 20, 2016
@SaraRamirez portrayal of Callie Torres brought much comfort and understanding to people who needed it her contribution was immeasurable ???? ????
— Ellen Pompeo (@EllenPompeo) May 20, 2016
— amen (angel) (@AMEZONAPRIL) May 20, 2016
— Long Live SQ (@SwanQueenSwen) May 20, 2016
— Camila Love SaraRmrz (@greys_sketch) May 20, 2016
Thank you Sara Ramirez for 10 years of Calliope Torres hopefully this isn't the end ❤️ pic.twitter.com/fXBS5WA5uA
— Grey's Confessions (@confessgreys) May 20, 2016
She has to feel good about that sweet send-off! And maybe Callie will return someday, if Sara just needed some "time off."
According to Entertainment Weekly, the news of Sara Ramirez's departure comes when five of her costars -- Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson, Justin Chambers, James Pickens Jr., and Kevin McKidd -- are also renegotiating their contracts.
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