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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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@Achel WELL SAID!!

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to desertroses: also a lot of real surgeons do have personalities but the nature of surgery is that they have to inevitably distance themselves from their patients (even the kids) so that they can treat in an independent manner and deal with the scary crap in their work. like a said, erica hahn was a brilliant potrayal of a surgeon who still had a lot of career/personal issues to deal with and would have been a great character. instead she left and we ended up getting arizona. whats worse is that most of the emphasis of this season has been on arizona and callie which inevitably has led to the ratings decline.

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to desertroses:
first of all arizona acts a like a little child even when she is not working. alex is also in paediatrics and connects and emphasises with children but he himself doesn't act like a child. thats the difference.

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Jo_1 You so realise Arizona is a PEDS Surgeon, right? Her character is very in touch with children and has extraordinary bedside manner with them. A lot of real surgeons out there, that have no personalities, should watch her and take note.

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This is great! These two lovely, talented ladies are making it easier for a lot of people to feel comfortable with themselves. They are helping in the war against bullying, hatred and close mindedness. You people who are against this may know someone very well, that you love very much, who is in a dark place right now, because they can't be free to feel the way they feel. Someone who has been bullied to death or tormented all because of this hatred. Wake up! Sara Ramirez, Jessica Capshaw and the Grey's Anatomy writers are making it a lot easier for some of your loved ones to feel happiness, and not feel alone for once in their lives.

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callie and arizona are generally a poor representation of surgeons and gay people. i'm sorry but surgeons are not like arizona. arizona acts like a little child sometimes. i thought erica hahn was generally better because she was more hard core. callie can't seem to decide whether she likes men or women and sleeps with mark immediately after arizona leaves. the whole situation (i.e the tri parenting, callie having mark's baby, arizona wanting to be involved, callie unable to set boundaries with mark etc) potrays gay people in a horrible way, shows the problems that arise from gay people having children, emphasises the huge psychological research showing children do best with a loving father and mother together and lastly also reminds people that simply only a man and woman can reproduce and have a child together biologically. I mean there must be a reason for why gay people can't reproduce together biologically and have to go through other methods(i.e.sperm/egg donor, adoptions) which are more problematic and possibly damaging to child later on.

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The funny thing is, a lot of the people commenting negatively towards Callie and Arizona, were probably rooting for Callie and George to get married at some point, even after he cheated on her. It's ok to be treated like shit, as long as your with a man, right? You people need to stop living your lives in a box and realise, love is what makes the world go around, not hate.

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Anyone who sites Leviticus as a reason why homosexuality is "abominable", but eats pork, shell fish, shrimp, or lobster, or wears poly-cotton blends, or doesn't sacrifice a cow, or a lamb, or a turtle dove when they sin is a hypocrite. Anyone who thinks the US is a "Christian nation" needs to go read the first ammendment.

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ok, lets calm down guys... I like the show, I love Callie and i adore Arizona! I'm very happy about the wedding... I wish something special for MerDer fans too!

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@MerDer Like I said, I do NOT like to be preached to. If you like to preach then get ordained and buy a pulpit! I don't want to get into a religious debate with you. But like you said, Jesus is YOUR master, so who are YOU to pass judgement? YOU are NOT the freakin' messiah! Hate is like cancer and YOU are spreading it.

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Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

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There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.

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