Could Sara Ramirez bring back her fan-favorite character Callie Torres in Season 13 of Grey's Anatomy?
Ever since Sara said farewell to the ABC medical drama in Season 12, viewers have been lobbying for the star to return, but could Callie actually be coming back to the show sooner rather than later?
Grey's Anatomy fans were quick to speculate on social media that Sara could potentially return to the drama as Callie in Season 13, which is set to premiere on September 22, pointing out that Torres was not killed off, leaving the door open for the actress to return.
"Let's all remember that Dr. Callie Torres didn't die and that maybe someday she might come back to Grey's!" Grey's Anatomy fan @teamsararamirez tweeted out of a potential return, while @ArizonaAlexTEAM added, "Callie should come back [with] Arizona! And watch the super magic smile everyday together #Calzona."
"Even if Sara never comes back to grey's full time," Grey's Anatomy fan @tbhramirez added, "I am praying she comes back for one episode to properly wrap up Callie's storyline."
Grey's Anatomy fans first began to speculate that Callie could return to the drama at some point after the character waved bye bye to Grey Sloan Memorial hospital during Season 12 of the popular ABC show this past May, as Sara seemingly hinted that her leaving was more of a break than a permanent departure.
Announcing that the she would be leaving Grey's Anatomy on Twitter following the Season 12 finale, Sara told fans that she was "taking a break" from the medical drama "for now" and also revealed that she was "looking forward to always being a part of the Shondaland family," suggesting she wasn't finished working with executive producer Shonda Rhimes just yet.
Shonda also appeared to suggest that Ramirez would eventually return to the series earlier this year, continually referring to Sara's Grey's Anatomy departure as a break in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, in which Rhimes also confirmed that having Callie leave was not part of her plan.