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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