‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 11 News: Shonda Rhimes Discusses Relationships, Including Callie & Arizona [VIDEO]

Grey's Anatomy returned last Thursday, Jan. 29, kicking off the remainder of Season 11.

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Grey's Anatomy showrunner Shonda Rhimes chatted with Entertainment Weekly prior to the mid-season premiere airing.

On Jan. 27, the site revealed Rhimes' insight on various relationships on the medical drama. 

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Fans of the show will see that Derek (Patrick Dempsey) and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) won't handle the long distance well since he agreed to go work for the President in Washington, D.C. during the mid-season finale.

"We end them in a fairly dark place. He's walking away and she's sort of pushed him out the door. It's like, you call someone's bluff and push them out the door," Rhimes said, adding, "He's having a hard time, she's having a hard time with this."

Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona's (Jessica Capshaw) relationship is on hold since they're each focusing on themselves.

"If you break up with somebody, it's not like you don't love them anymore. They're right there. There's a lot of the pull of who they are together now. Are they friends? What's that mean? Are they still there for one another in times of need?" Rhimes stated.

Arizona is focused on broadening her education with Dr. Nicole Herman's (Geena Davis) help.

Callie is solely focused on growing as a person.

"I will tell you I'm on episode 13 or 14 in the scripts, not in the shooting-and they're actually starting to date other people and figure out what that is, but that part is just beginning," she dished.

Rhimes wouldn't divulge much on Alex (Justin Chambers) and Jo (Camilla Luddington) since "That feels very spoilery."

Grey's Anatomy airs on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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