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Save the Date: Calzona to Wed May 5 on Grey's Anatomy!

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Wedding bells will be ringing in Seattle this spring.

Following a heartbreaking, emotional Grey's Anatomy musical episode, Callie and Arizona will get married in an outdoor ceremony in the May 5 episode.

According to TV Guide, Calzona's wedding will be officiated by none other than Dr. Miranda Bailey. Chandra Wilson also serves as the episode's director.

The show is off until April 28, when four new episodes air to close out the seventh season. In the second of those four, these two will tie the knot ...

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Callie and Arizona have seen their ups and downs this season, beginning with the planned to move to Africa so that Dr. Robbins could work on her grant.

After Callie expressed doubts about leaving Seattle, Arizona left her behind ... but didn't last long abroad. What a surprise awaited her upon her return.

"I honestly didn't know if they were going to make it through that," Ramirez said of Callie's pregnancy with Mark's baby, which posed a host of problems.

"But I think that through the writing of Arizona's character, who just continues to fight for what she wants, the persistence pays off. At the end of the day, Callie realizes who she is and the life that she's chosen with Arizona is worth fighting for."

As for Arizona quickly coming around to the tri-parenting arrangement?

Jessica Capshaw attributes that to "the love that's there between them."

"Probably the baby did hurry things along a little bit, but the question that Arizona asks Callie about getting married is born, pun intended, out of not knowing what her place is and not feeling legitimate. Because Arizona is the one that saves the baby, I think that legitimizes them more than anything, but who doesn't like a good wedding?"

Executive producer Shonda Rhimes says she was "excited" not just for the characters, but about portraying a same-sex marriage on TV and "dealing with the fact that it's not legal and it's not necessarily recognized by a church or by the state."

"We wanted to deal with that in a way that felt relevant and real, but also allow them a really magical wedding," she says.

"It's incredibly positive," Capshaw adds. "The whole thing that I like about the episode is that it's not politicized. It's about two people falling in love and taking the step that solidifies and legitimizes them in their minds and community."

The episode will be jam-packed, Capshaw continues.

"It takes us from soup to nuts, as far as the wedding goes. Teddy and Arizona have a conversation where she says, 'You're the calmest bride I've ever seen.' It's like, yeah, we go from a makeshift rehearsal dinner to brideapalooza in 42 minutes! There's a lot that happens."

Also appearing in the episode: the families of the two doctors.

Judith Ivey and Denis Arndt come on as Barbara and Col. Robbins, Arizona's folks, while Hector Elizondo returns as Carlos Torres and Gina Gallego will play Callie's mother.

"There has been a lot of family conflict that's come up for Callie," Ramirez says, recalling when Callie's father brought a priest to Seattle Grace to encourage her to date men before agreeing to a truce. "When you look at the bigger picture, I know that there are some folks out there who will really appreciate seeing how all of this develops with the wedding, and seeing how one or two particular characters deal with family members who may not really accept what you're choosing."

Are you excited for the big day? Comment below with your thoughts.

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Is this another couple rushing into a wedding? It's not that long ago that Callie was saying that Arizona couldn't be trusted not to hurt her again??? The breakup and career over a relationship seems to have been forgotten. Still a near death experience and almost loosing a child seems to have refocused this couple. If they are very happy in their 'marriage' they'll join MerDer in struggling to find a storyline perhaps???

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@ Grey Area Well there you have it! You just proved that you dont like the show when isnt focus on your favorite characters! But what you got to understand is that everyone deserve a SL, just wait the turn for your favorite characters get theirs, and stop complaining and bashing the other characters! Happy for their wedding. I just saw a picture of them in their wedding dresses and they look beautiful!

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@ jo_1 I work as a nurse and the only thing i have to say is this... in my job, i have to be very cold sometimes... i have to be like that, if i want me to be a good nurse! i'm trying no to get closed with people... i've seen a lot of pain,you know! And i don't hide that there were many times that crossed of my mind to quit, cause i thought it was to much for me to stand it... but no! you turn your back and you face forward to the next patiend! cause that's what we do... we act like children to get strength... And i'm just a nurse! I'm not a doctor to have all that pressure... It's obvious that you are Hahn's fan and that's ok! But if ask me to tell... Arizona's reaction is very normal! As for Calzona now, I think they are adorable together...

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Kacey7: Actually, you are wrong ... Lesbianism is addressed in Scripture ... Perhaps if you really read Scripture, you would know where the verse is, without having to look it up, which you SHOULD do soon, before you make another Bonehead remark like the one above ... Just because YOU don't want to believe it, doesn't mean it isn't True ... And Shonda, Don't EVER hoak up the Best Drama on Television with a feeble amatuer hour, again ...

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For all the bible thumpers, if you actually read it carefully, then you'd realize that lesbianism is never mentioned....EVER. Apparently God doesn't give a crap about two women together. AS for C/A wedding, rock on! My only pet peeve is Mark walking Callie down the aisle. I love Hector Elizondo as Callie's dad and was totally looking forward to seeing that moment of him walking Callie down the aisle so I feel CHEATED. Plus, I'm just sick of Mark in every single aspect of the C/A relationship. Best man? Fine, he's the BFF/baby daddy. But giving Callie away? Nope. Not looking forward to that AT ALL.

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@Grey's Fan- Actually there were a lot of people (including me) that called it Yang's Anatomy when she was the star of all the episodes... So...

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I completely agree with Tina! Kim,rocks! haha! Anyway,I love the show, i love all the characters and since the first day she appeared, Arizona is my favorite one! I'm very excited with the wedding...

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Oh Kim who posted on April 4th...thank you, thank you, thank you for that fabulous statement. I laughed so hard and am so glad that you said it and did it so well. I use this argument with all the bible thumpers I encounter as well but you did an amazing job of it, you put my arguments to shame. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you for it.

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I just don't get it why people always complaining about the fact that calzona kiss or hug each other. I mean there is barely any "fiery" kissing, sex scene or whatever (the last kiss was in epi 17 a kiss on the cheek)... compare it to other couples on the show...it's a joke right? And what's with all the quotations from the bible? If I wanted to hear that shit I would go to church or read the bible. A kiss between two women is a sin, but steamy sex between a hetero couple in the on-call room, in the shower, kitchen etc. is ok? And above all such scenes are appropriate for children? Little weird in my opinion. I just can laugh about all the complainings. You don't have any other problems? Do you? Anyways I'm very curious how this whole wedding works out. By the way...anyone who enjoys watching calzona will obviously burn in hell, so watch out it may gets hot in here I hope there is enough sunblocker for everyone :P Greetings from Germany

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I think the marriage will bring some much needed closure to the calzona story line. Really I'm very excited to see Callie get something she wants for her with the birth of the baby and for Arizona to be committed to that role of other mommy. This will leave the storyline open in the future for some pretty comical parenting styles to be put in the show. I can't wait for this!

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