Cristina and Owen: At a Crossroads on Grey's Anatomy

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Tonight's musical event on Grey’s Anatomy is, as Kevin McKidd puts it, the culmination of the season. But there are still a few episodes to go after that. Big ones, too.

“Everything’s in a state of flux…but I think they’re getting down to the nub of what’s going on between Cristina and Owen,” McKidd tells EW of the next few weeks.

“They’ve been pretty content, but they kind of rushed into something without due diligence [regarding] core fundamental things about how they want life to pan out."

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"So there are some tough times ahead of them. I think people need to strap in a little bit because it’s going to get pretty bumpy for a while between these two.”

While he stops short of saying exactly how the pair will be challenged, he hints that the duo's longstanding communication issues will play a part in their upcoming troubles.

“I think he gets frustrated because one thing Owen’s pretty good at is that he’s pretty good at expressing how he’s feeling. Sometimes, if she’s in that frame of mind, she’s not that great at reaching out and saying, ‘I need this,’ or ‘I feel this.’"

"I think that is one of his biggest frustrations.”

“I imagine it’s going to raise some pretty interesting debate. Who’s right and who’s wrong. Or is anybody right? It’s definitely going to be an ‘Oh, my God’ type thing. It’s definitely going to be pretty life-changing for them - the final moments of the finale.”

Whether the polarizing debate results in a breakup or a continuation of the happily ever after they signed up for is unclear, but we can't wait to see it play out.

For his part, McKidd says he thinks the pair is meant to be.

“I think Owen and Cristina, from the moment he came out of that ambulance and they met, they were against the odds. When you look at the two on paper, you think, these two shouldn’t be a good fit, and yet they are. When they’re together sparks fly,” he says.

“I don’t think their wedding was their happy ending, but I think eventually - through a lot of make-or-break moments - they’ll end up old and gray together.”

What do you think? Will they? How will the rest of the season unfold for this Grey's Anatomy couple? Share your comments with us below and let us know.

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I'm still missing Dr. Burkes presence in Grey's! Mentions of him are made and I'm wondering if you are planning on bringing him back. This would have been the perfect episode to do it. Think about it please! The show is missing his energy! Burkes and Christina made a better, more challenging match up, than her current Bo. Plus I loved Dianne Carroll's role as the future mother-in-law. The show could use the bounce!! Get back Isaiah Washington to complete Christina!!!!! Even if you don't put the two together as a couple, they still challenge each other as well as their fellow doctors in decision making. Give it a shot and keep things interesting.


I think it's interesting that chinks have started to apppear in the CrisTeddy realtionship. Perhaps when therapy guy turns up we could see Altman be tempted away from SGMWH?


It is not supossed to be like Glee...They all very talented. I bought the download , the music is great. I guess as you get older you appreciate good music.


subject is : OWEN&Cris so I hope they'll stay together coz they're one of my fav couples. And I think that, yeah, they were meant to be. I'll just have to buckle my seat belt and wait for the bumpy roads loooool


What were they thinking !!?!?! a musical. DOCTORS DONT SING COVER SONGS they have awesome conversations with good dialog. drop the musical ... nice try but you FAILED ... this is a doctor show dont try to butter it up with crappy songs that just make your characters look freaking ridiculous.


HAHA ... stupid singing ruined the good parts of the episode. Greys Anatomy is a good show because of the conversations between the characters. when they are singing i just laugh because they look ridiculous. good episode ... lose the damn singing what were they thinking... i want dialog not a cover song.


Tonight GA's NOT Glee at all, new idea and great work, some haters got wrong
besides, I can say GA's any worst storyline is much better than Glee S1( cos I don't see Glee S2), of course Glee music is good, sorry their story seemed for school girl


i thought the episode sucked!!!!! if they continue to sing and episode continues to be this bad, i will no longer watch.


very interesting episode very emotional! Enjoyed seeing and hearing the other talents of the cast.


This show needs to end for good--this episode sucks! A Glee episode--enough of this show already!!!!

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