Shonda Rhimes: I fought it and I debated it and tossed and turned about it but in the end, I had to do what was right for the integrity of the character. Mark would never abandon willingly Sofia and he would never willingly abandon Callie. So Mark dies. And he and Lexie get to be together in a way. Their love remains true.
"I understood what Travis was feeling. I went through the same thing with my wife. She… she lost her leg last year and it’s changed us. It’s cost us in ways that I can’t even begin to understand. I wouldn’t wish this experience on anyone. And now it was happening to my patient. Of course I was sorry. I still am. I’m so, so sorry this happened to you Travis. But that makes me human, that does not make me negligent. I mean if I can’t feel for my patients without getting sued then I guess I’m just going to keep on getting sued because that’s who I am. I won’t apologize for that."