Character 101: Arizona Robbins
Dr. Arizona Robbins wheeled onto the Grey's Anatomy scene in her trademark Heelys during Season 5. This cheerful, confident and feisty new doc refused to let anyone walk all over her — even Dr. Bailey. Watch a scene from her very first episode in the video above! Then keep reading for more Arizona highlights.
Pleased to Meet You: Who could forget the first time Arizona met her future wife Callie Torres? Prior to meeting Arizona, Callie was involved in a series of unlucky relationships. Needless to say, she was feeling down and out. Enter Dr. Robbins! During a cry-fest in the bathroom at Joe's, Arizona introduced herself and offered comforting words. But the real shock came when Arizona told Callie that there were people waiting for her when she came out of her funk — and then kissed her right there!
An Unlikely Duo: Arizona and Alex have a special relationship that dates all the way back to her second episode ever of Grey's Anatomy. She always saw a lot of herself in him and even encouraged him to go into pediatric surgery. Watch the classic moment below from Season 5 to see her explain why she focused on "relationships, rainbows and crap" to help her get through the most difficult parts of her job.
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Wash the Tears Away: The road wasn't always easy for Callie and Arizona. After a horrific plane crash, the "in sickness and in health" part of their vows was definitely tested in Season 9. Callie was forced to go against Arizona's wishes — and as a result Dr. Robbins' leg was amputated. In the weeks following the amputation, Arizona struggled with her new life. She was reminded that she wasn't alone in her misery during this unforgettable scene.
The Future: In the current season, Arizona and Callie's relationship has come to an end after countless ups and downs over the years. To mend her broken heart, Arizona is staying busy with work. She's started a fellowship with fetal surgeon Dr. Herman (guest star Geena Davis) and is ready to learn. But there's a problem: Dr. Herman has a brain tumor and only has six months to live. Unless, of course, Amelia can perform a miracle. Watch all-new episodes of Grey's Anatomy THURSDAYS 8|7c!
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