In an interview with Celebuzz, actress Jessica Capshaw of Grey's Anatomy assured fans that in spite of the tragic course of events in Arizona's life at the beginning of season 9, we can still count on the fact that she will not be wearing this darker side of her for too long.
“[It’s a] very different side [of Arizona],” she explains. “I can’t say ‘[it’s] not for long.’ I can just say no one’s setting this story up for defeat,” she explains. “There will be light at the end of the tunnel and hopefully it will feel all much warmer, because it’s been so cold and dark. But yes, we’re definitely going to see her go through quite a lot.”