During the last episode of “Grey’s Anatomy,” Arizona shattered Leah when she told her there was no future for them. At the end of the episode, Arizona was reconsidering. When “Thriller,” the eighth episode in the series aired on Oct. 31 at 8 p.m., it looked as if their relationship was definitely going somewhere.
The show opened with the two of them in bed, undressed, the morning sun streaming in Arizona’s hotel window. Leah jumped up and started dressing to leave despite Arizona’ assurances that she could stay. Leah insisted that she knew their relationship was just casual and that didn’t include breakfast or cuddling in the morning. She said she was okay with that and left.
Leah’s day, however, brought some unusual stress when a drugged-out patient bit her in the neck. She spent the day waiting for the results of tests that would show whether or not she’d been infected by any communicable diseases, possibly including AIDS and hepatitis.
By the end of the day, she was a stressed out basket case, hiding out in the locker room. Arizona happened in and saw her crying. She asked Leah what was wrong. And Leah replied she was fine – just keeping things “easy peasey.” Arizona pressed her for details and Leah explained what had happened and that she was waiting for tose test results.
That’s when we saw the sweet, compassionate Arizona we love emerge again. She sat next to Leah and relayed the story of the first time she’d been inadvertently stuck by a needle from a patient with late stage AIDS. She, too, spent several miserable hours waiting for those results and had never been so afraid in her whole life. She told Leah this wasn’t the time for “easy peasey.” The two hugged over their shared trauma.
This doesn’t necessarily mean they will become a romantic couple but it’s a step toward that. Considering how Arizona and Callie still fight when they are in the same room together, Arizona needs a friend of her own.
Tune in next week to find out if Leah and Arizona end up as more than coworkers on “Grey’s Anatomy.” Check back here often for more updates, recaps and spoilers as they become available.
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