“I’m deeply grateful to have spent the last 10 years with my family at Grey’s Anatomy and ABC but for now I’m taking some welcome time off, Shonda’s been so incredible to work for and we will definitely continue our conversations! I send my love to Ellen Pompeo, the rest of the cast and crew, and I look forward to always being a part of the Shondaland family!”
“Dr. Callie Torres came into our lives dancing it out in her underwear almost a decade ago and I could not be happier or more proud of her journey.” Rhimes said in a statement, “Sara Ramirez’s performance inspired me as well as millions of fans each week. We wish her the best on her well-deserved time off. I will miss Callie tremendously, but am excited for what the future holds for Sara. She will always have a home at Shondaland.”
Judging from the way in which Thursday’s season 12 finale ended — the door seems to be left open for the actress to return if she is ever inclined.
I do hope she returns!