First of all, don't ever say that Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) and Callie (Sara Ramirez) have already been through the worst on Grey's Anatomy. According to Capshaw, who plays Callie's wife Arizona, it can and does get worse.
"We thought we were in the clear after the [Season 7] car accident," Capshaw told TVLine. "We’re like, “Eh, it can’t get worse than that.” [Laughs]
This week on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, things got creepy as Arizona struggled with a strange case of Phantom Leg Syndrome, which basically means she felt pain in the part of her body that's no longer there.
"Imagine how mind-bending that would be if you were on the road to recovery, feeling like you’re getting your life back, and all of a sudden the thing that causes you the most amount of grief is actually the thing that’s not there anymore," Capshaw said.
Arizona, who wears a prosthetic leg after losing hers in a plane crash in season 8, felt like she was dreaming. Then the pain in the leg that's no longer there reached a crescendo, and things started to get nightmarish.
"I remember looking at the director and being like, 'How am I supposed to do this?!'" Capshaw said. "Because when we’re on set there’s no music creating a mood, there was no one I was acting with…It was me by myself, reacting to something super-duper-creepy. This kind of storyline couldn’t be told [in the past] the way it’s being told right now, because we have the aid of these special effects guys that are doing crazy things."
We just wonder how Callie's holding up amidst all this craziness. For now, she and Arizona are in a good place.
"Yeah, I think they’re on the road to being back in the relationship that they knew and loved before this devastation," Capshaw said. "And I think that’s a good thing."