Eliza Minnick, Grey’s Anatomy
Eliza Minnick (Marika Dominczyk)
Dr. Eliza Minnick was introduced in episode 13×07 as a consultant hired by Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital to revamp their surgical residency program. Eliza butted heads with other attendings at the hospital, who all conspired to work against her and shut her out of surgeries.
Eliza flirted with Arizona, who was initially cold towards her. She came out to Arizona in 13×09 (“I like girls. I mean. I feel like you can’t tell, or something, that I like women, that I’m flirting with you, you’re not getting it and I’m really good at this, I have game”). Arizona admitted that she was interested, and eventually agreed to having drinks.
At the hospital, Arizona joined the resistance against Eliza’s policies, and the two continued to disagree and argue but eventually bonded over a case. They continued to pretend they didn’t get along in public, until Arizona told her she didn’t want to pretend anymore, and Eliza kissed her (episode 13×14). They had short scenes together over the following episodes as they started dating and after Arizona admitted she couldn’t stop thinking about her, an on screen sex scene episode 13×22 (they woke up together the following episode)
In the season finale, Bailey fired Dr Minnick for clinging to procedures and protocols too much. The show has been renewed for season 14, but no announcement has been made on whether Marika Dominczyk comes back in the 2017-2018 season. In an interview with TVLine, Dominczyk said she hoped Eliza would stick around: “I don’t know if she’s going to stick around, but it’s been super fun playing her.”
Female love interests:
- Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw, lesbian, regular)
Relationship story arc with a woman: Yes
No male love interests
Relationship story arc with a man: No
Male love interest after being identified as a lesbian? No
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? No
 A relationship story arc is defined as explicit, developed on screen, and lasting more than 3 episodes. It is listed as questionable or subtext if romance is only implied, mentioned instead of shown on screen, part of a dream sequence, or otherwise not explicit for the viewer.
 Sweeps episodes air in February, May, July and November, the periods when advertising rates are set. A character is marked as "sweeps" when there is a very limited number of episodes that address their sexuality, all air during sweeps period, and the storyline is otherwise ignore/dropped.