Grey's Anatomy Spoilers: Return of the "Old Cristina"?

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Cristina and Owen have been heading down a dark road for weeks on Grey's Anatomy, and according to new intel, the couple's issues will continue impair Dr. Yang during her upcoming medical boards.

However, the exams will also offer a chance for the vintage Cristina to reemerge.

"Honestly, she's kind of distracted because of what's going on between she and Owen, but handles the boards seriously in classic fashion," the amazing Sandra Oh told TV Guide earlier this week.

A Little Lost

"People will be quite happy with seeing Cristina back to form. I call that episode 'Hoisting Oneself on One's Own Petard.' It's really funny." Make of that what you will ... and celebrate on cue.

Speaking of the all-important medical boards, one of the original interns apparently will be suffering a stress-induced, spontaneous medical emergency while taking them. And it looks like that person is Mer.

“Meredith has a big crisis ... a huge obstacle that interferes in her taking the boards,” Ellen Pompeo told TV Line, “[and] Derek just has to support her through that.”

Finally, the mysterious character that guest star Jordan Belfi will be playing in two May episodes a patient who needs surgery, and an old friend of one of the characters, according to Shonda Rhimes.

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Bring back the Christina who collects magazines and never has time to read them, the one who doesn't wash clothes--just buys more. Return to the laser surgical-focus that refueses to give herself away any more! Isn't that what she told Owen when she once ignored a page from Altman? Reclaim the character and leave the season open-ended and true to the Yang character!


I miss Cristina. Glad to hear she is back with that competitive streak of hers.

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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

Burke was- He took something from me. He took little pieces of me, little pieces over time, so small I didn't even notice, you know? He wanted me to be something I wasn't, and I made myself into what he wanted. One day I was me Cristina Yang, and then suddenly I was lying for him, and jeopardizing my career, and agreeing to be married and wearing a ring, and being a bride. Until I was standing there in a wedding dress with no eyebrows, and I wasn't Cristina Yang anymore. And even then, I would've married him. I would have. I lost myself for a long time. And now that I'm finally me again, I can't. I love you. I love you more than I loved Burke. I love you. And that scares the crap out of me because when you asked me to ignore Teddy's page, you took a piece of me, and I let you. And that will never happen again.