Crunch these numbers folks. This is a sample survey from the advisory board for ABC. I am actually surprised Calzona did that well considering this season so far but they have taken a hit no doubt. No intern love (save Jo) either.
Aww man, that sucks that Calzona did so mediocre, I mean, I get it, they are in a bad place right now, but still… a little disappointment. At least their ‘poor’ was only 14%.
Well 69% rate them between Good and Excellent. That’s a healthy majority. Certainly better than the 22% Leazona got for that range. God I feel sorry for Leah (and Tessa!) as an individual though.
Oh yeah I agree. I feel like Shondaland’s attempt at integrating her into the cast has backfired. As a result an interesting character and good actress has been thrown under the bus. I hope she fares better than poor George.
I think it’s still possible to reduce the Leah hate in the fandom. Only if she avoids the stalkery/clingy behavior she engaged in with regards to Alex. I mean, giving up banging Arizona Robbins would give any lady a mad case of sad and some epic puppy dog eyes/longing glances, but let’s see her grow as a character so everyone can properly hate Shane the most. I really really wish they hadn’t killed Brooks and instead sent her into a coma, because if Tina was ever able to come back to Grey’s, I would ship Brophy like mad.
Those numbers for Calzona are perfectly acceptable. I do feel badliy for Tessa Ferrer, but I do think there’s hope for her if they get her away from Arizona. Same with Stephanie - get her away from Jackson and I think the numbers will improve. More than half the audience gives the individual characters a ranking of 5 or better. I am almost certain there’s a correlation between the 27% who give Calzona a rank of excellent and those who give Leah a 1.
I want to focus on Callie’s reaction. You can tell she’s a little taken aback with the “victim” comment, and rightfully so. I understand Arizona’s point and I’m glad she’s standing up for herself, but that was a poor choice of words. Old Callie would have cut her off, ignored what Arizona was saying and attack Arizona on the fact that they’re in this position because SHE cheated. New Callie gave her a look (I love the eye roll), thought for a moment, let Arizona finish, and then compromised. She’s taken her father’s advice to heart, she’s trying. They’re both trying. There was no yelling, just a calm, mature conversation!
I don’t think Arizona fully understands how much of Callie’s hurt was done by her and I don’t think Callie understands how badly all the loss (and lack of attention to that loss) has affected Arizona, but they’re actually talking and listening to one another. That’s progress!
I agree. I think the ‘playing the victim’ line refers to the fact that Callie DID play a role in the problems in the marriage. She wasn’t present for her wife .It doesn’t make cheating ok; I’m not saying that. I just mean that people are complicated and Arizona couldn’t express her needs and she took the only outlet she could find. It’s not right, but it’s human. And Callie, while not responsible for HOW Arizona dealt with her hurt over being shut out, is responsible for her choice to shut Arizona out.
I know a now-divorced couple where they tried to reconcile and she did treat him as her whipping boy. Froze him out of the bedroom, barely talked to him - made her disdain pretty clear. It was quite obvious she was only willing to ‘try again’ because she thought it was the right thing to do for her kids. Basically she caved to social pressure to stand by her man and stay together for the kids (I’m of Eurpean descent; this couple is older than me and her parents are my grandparents generation - the pressure came from that older generation). It doesn’t work and HE finally left. He couldn’t cope with being there in name only. So Arizona has a point. They DO have to deal with what happened, and her desire to just start over is not necessarily right either, and she can’t be a whipping boy. They need to find a middle ground.
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A few points about the TV Line interview:
1) First and foremost SaRa is negotiating, and she’s going to get what she asked for. Look at this episode- 10x09, it’s practically a gift, a bribe, if you will. They gift wrapped an episode in which she is in 95% of it and said ‘look what we can do for…Zen, What do you think about Sara in the beginning of the season stating that I have decided to stay, she said that during the TCA’s so how does she go from that to its up in thr air. Something or things must have happened for that change in tone. N I kinda refuse to believe that ABC will let her just go. Plus for her much like Sandra Oh I feel it’s about the creative process…. Thoughts?
I took it in many ways that she was being humble & polite. She knows that ultimately, ABC could decide they don’t want her back. Realistically, I don’t see that happening. But the network gets a say, too. And also, there may be something in the fall cliffhanger that is making her hedge.