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The End of Owen and Cristina on Grey's Anatomy?

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Kevin McKidd is with you, Grey's Anatomy fans.

Those of us who have come to love Cristina and Owen are understandably concerned about the couple's future, with big breakup talk looming over the show.

Unquestionably, what will happen with Cristina (Sandra Oh) and Owen (McKidd) is one of the most frequently asked questions of any show heading into May.

What does the man himself have to say about it? E! Online recently picked his brain to find out, and his prognosis is, well, let's just call it a little bit uneven.

Here are portions of his interview. See what your take on it is ...

Q: What can you tell the fans about Owen and Cristina?

Kevin McKidd: Well, people are worried about Owen and Cristina breaking up, right? The thing that people have to remember is that even if they do, it might therefore create situations where Cristina and Owen act together even more.

People have been going, "Why haven't we seen more of you guys together?"

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But in a way, [a breakup] should make people less anxious. The feeling I get is that people in the writing room are really invested in [the Owen and Cristina] relationship, whether they are in a relationship or not. In a broken-up relationship there can be more interesting stories to tell.

Q: Looking back on this season, are you happy with Owen's journey?

Kevin McKidd: Owen is messed up all the time, let's face it. [Laughs.] But even though he was so messed up last season, he got a lot of things right and this season, he's got a lot of things wrong. He didn't pick up the hints from Cristina, wasn't able to read her mind early in the season.

He tried to fix it like guys do - they find if there's a problem with the woman they love, they try and do some big thing to fix it - and that big thing on Owen's part was to bring Teddy [Kim Raver] in. That's caused huge tension for them in the relationship. This is probably his season for screwing up. Even though I think he's done a lot of it with the best of intentions.

Q: Is there any chance he can redeem himself?

Kevin McKidd: There is a chance. There's a definite chance for that.

Q: Can you understand why this season has been hard on the fans of Owen and Cristina?

Kevin McKidd: Completely. There's a separation between me and Owen, and I as the actor was employed initially to come into this show to be Cristina's love interest. And what's interesting is there's an ongoing discussion about "Is that what Owen's going to continue to be or not?"

That's where there uncertainty has come from this season. I feel angst about it because I feel that my job description is to be Cristina Yang's guy and if I'm not delivering on that, I'm not doing my job properly. What's interesting is that a lot of that heated debate between myself and the writers and in between the writers has created a situation that hopefully by the season's end is going to pay off in quite a surprising way.

Q: Does it feel nice that the fans care so deeply about Cristina and Owen?

Kevin McKidd: I'm really excited by that, obviously, because I love working with Sandra Oh. You don't very often find a partnership. We feel as though something clicked, and it feels like it makes sense and it matters. I'm really proud of the fact that people are passionate about it.

Hopefully that means we're doing our job well. There's something about Owen and Cristina that I find passionate and interesting. They're kind of mixed up as a couple, but I like that.

Q: I know you can't say much at all about what happens with Owen in the season finale, or the outcome of the love triangle, but ... can you tell us whether you spend more screen time with Sandra (Cristina) or Kim (Teddy) in the two-hour season ender?

Kevin McKidd: Hmmm .... In all honesty, I'd say over the two hours it's 50/50. It's more Teddy in the first hour, and more Cristina in the second hour.

Well, Grey's Anatomy fans? What do you make of that? Will Cristina and Owen to stick together, and do you want that? Would a split be as interesting?

Comment away!

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Sorry but I'm worried about them not breaking up. They had chemistry and that's it. These two chuckleheads need to admit they never should have gotten married - kids ain't something you can compromise on. Also it would be fantastic if Owen could be on the receiving end of a hideous accident, he is a truly annoying chief. I'm sure McKidd could find another gig no problem.

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I haven't followed GA for a while, I guess I sort of lost interest when Teddy first came along. But the something changed. I saw season 6 finale, and I was, as I think most of us GA fans were, chocked by the intense and thrilling episode, the writers really delivered, everything about the finale was amazingly composed. The most thrilling, and heartthrobbing, was the scene where Hunt came between Clark (the shooter)and Christina in a desperate, angry attempt to protect "the woman that he loves" (well played, or should I say great performance Kevin Mckidd) I do understand why some dislike Owen, I really do. Because in this situation, where there is a shooter threatening the hospital and everyone in it, Owen still didn't choose the woman he loves and should be with, right away. I understand that he has mixed feelings about whether he still is in love with teddy, as opposed to completely being devoted to Christina before Teddy came along. The moment where Teddy told him, that it's okey to choose, he was still lingering on, gazing in to her eyes. What was that? Regret that he's chosen Christina? Or Guilt that he did. They should stay together, because the one thing I feel that's right about those two (Christina and Owen) is that they really do love each other. There's a story behind both of them, they've both had love interest before. Christina has already admit that She love Owen more than Burk. and I have no doubt that Owen loves Christina more than he's loved anyone. (I wouldn't dare to say that he loves her more than his mother, but considering what Christina has been through with him, that might not be entirely deviating from the truth). As Kevin Mckidd said himself, he was hired to be Christina's love interest, and if he's not delivering to that story, to his "mission" as an actor with a purpose with this character, I'd say that he probably wouldn't have been sticking around for this long. And lucky for the actors, they have chemistry, they work well together, and that is what I for one has seen all along. And I feel it, which is why I love this couple even more. Alright, as a contrast to what other couples goes through, and in a sense of being hired to be each others love interest, I'd say that the characters Meredith and Derek, probably was the first couple to have been predestined to be with each other from the beginning to the end. And as the other half of the twisted sister, Christina and Meredith, I'd say that Christina really do deserve her deal of happy ever after. She'd paid her dues with the whole Burke "incident". She lost herself, she lost her child, she even lost her Cardio God.
So I woul like to thank the writers for making this possible for christina, the happy ever after part, with all it's karma. Christina has definately paid dues, and now she has a house (with a fire pole in it), she has her husband, and I would hope that some day, she'll have .... She lost herself, her self being a surgeon, wanting to operate. But she found her self in Owen. It's weird how romantic everything turned out for Christina. Good job, I hope that they develop even more. They are meant to be. I believe it.

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I haven't followed GA for a while, I guess I sort of lost interest when Teddy first came along. But the something changed. I saw season 6 finale, and I was, as I think most of us GA fans were, chocked by the intense and thrilling episode, the writers really delivered, everything about the finale was amazingly composed. The most thrilling, and heartthrobbing, was the scene where Hunt came between Clark (the shooter)and Christina in a desperate, angry attempt to protect "the woman that he loves" (well played, or should I say great performance Kevin Mckidd) I do understand why some dislike Owen, I really do. Because in this situation, where there is a shooter threatening the hospital and everyone in it, Owen still didn't choose the woman he loves and should be with, right away. I understand that he has mixed feelings about whether he still is in love with teddy, as opposed to completely being devoted to Christina before Teddy came along. The moment where Teddy told him, that it's okey to choose, he was still lingering on, gazing in to her eyes. What was that? Regret that he's chosen Christina? Or Guilt that he did. They should stay together, because the one thing I feel that's right about those two (Christina and Owen) is that they really do love each other. There's a story behind both of them, they've both had love interest before. Christina has already admit that She love Owen more than Burk. and I have no doubt that Owen loves Christina more than he's loved anyone. (I wouldn't dare to say that he loves her more than his mother, but considering what Christina has been through with him, that might not be entirely deviating from the truth). As Kevin Mckidd said himself, he was hired to be Christina's love interest, and if he's not delivering to that story, to his "mission" as an actor with a purpose with this character, I'd say that he probably wouldn't have been sticking around for this long. And lucky for the actors, they have chemistry, they work well together, and that is what I for one has seen all along. And I feel it, which is why I love this couple even more. Alright, as a contrast to what other couples goes through, and in a sense of being hired to be each others love interest, I'd say that the characters Meredith and Derek, probably was the first couple to have been predestined to be with each other from the beginning to the end. And as the other half of the twisted sister, Christina and Meredith, I'd say that Christina really do deserve her deal of happy ever after. She'd paid her dues with the whole Burke "incident". She lost herself, she lost her child, she even lost her Cardio God. So I woul like to thank the writers for making this possible for christina, the happy ever after part, with all it's karma. Christina has definately paid dues, and now she has a house (with a fire pole in it), she has her husband, and I would hope that some day, she'll have .... She lost herself, her self being a surgeon, wanting to operate. But she found her self in Owen. It's weird how romantic everything turned out for Christina. Good job, I hope that they develop even more. They are meant to be. I believe it.

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I don't think that they are going to break up. they really love each other and they have had so many problems during season 5 and 6 that could have caused them to break up and never happened (at least a permanent break up) and I doubt that will happen now. they are meant for each other and they can overcome all the problems that might arise.

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Owen CHANGED as a character - between his first appearance and when he returned to work at SGH; he had the whole Iraq emotional crisis episode. He came back a different person, as he told Cristina once. That only SHE 'sees' him because she didnt know him before he changed and therefore she knows him as who he is now. Interestingly though, does Teddy 'see' him? Or is she in love with pre-PTSD Owen? I love Owen/Cristina. I also really like Teddy, she is so vulnerable in such a human/ real way (as opposed to the vulnerable-annoying side of Lexie).

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Is Kevin Mckidd special needs or something? "People have been saying why dont we get MORE christina Owen" No KEvin people have been saying can we have less christina/ Owen. Im not a fan of this relationship I wont hide it, but even if I were EVERY episode has them raping each others faces.....This Entire season has been about Owen/ Christina....They need to break up and send Owen/McKidd on his merry way....(I liked him at first, but hes nowhere near the same character they introduced him as.... hes all about following rules now...)

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I think that this means they are the couple that are going to break up.. He's telling people not to worry cause when they do, even if they're not in a relationship, they will get even closer. If they weren't going to break up I don't see why he'd be saying that. I just had a mild sigh of relief - feeling less anxious about callizona.

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I would like them to break up. I have never felt they were right together. I like him with Teddy or alone, and I like her with Jackson- but I doubt Shonda will do it.

Stitchgal

I do not mind seeing them breaking up 'cos I spices in the relationship. But honestly I do not mind them breaking up either if that means getting to see Cristina hooking up with another guy to make Owen regret his actions. Cristina and Jackson sounds delicious although I do not see that coming...

Caseyscooby

I am a big Owen and Christina fan. I hope that they don't break up. They have been through alot this season that has challenged them as a couple and they have past all the test. No matter what happens, I still want to see them have a "Happy Ending".

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