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Cristina Yang, M.D., Ph.D., is a fictional character from the medical drama television series .. In , Monfette said of Yang's relationship with Owen: "[ Hunt's] interactions with Cristina were perfectly balanced for optimum drama, never together. Owen Hunt has suffered through what seems to be a a history of dysfunctional relationships with strong women like Cristina Yang and Amelia. Owen Hunt and Teddy Altman briefly got together on 'Grey's Anatomy. Grey's Anatomy had what could've been its shortest relationship in He married Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) twice because he didn't want to be alone.
Hunt is injured by the same shooter after he chooses to return for Yang over Altman, and Grey treats him as Yang saves Grey's husband. Following the attack on the hospital, Hunt and Yang impulsively decide to get married. Yang is suffering from severe PTSD and is unable to bear being alone, making marriage to Hunt, who understands what she's going through, attractive. Yang spends the early days of her marriage in shock and hiding at Meredith's.
Due to having severe PTSD and being unable to do her job correctly anymore, Cristina quits and begins bartending and eventually throws a housewarming party. Derek helps Cristina emotionally and she ultimately decides to go to work after helping the victim of a school shooting. Yang discovers she is pregnant with Hunt's child, and decides to get an abortion.
Though Hunt accompanies her to the abortion, he is extremely angry with her decision. When the surgery fails and he dies, Yang is guilt stricken upon learning of her patient's identity.
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Altman forgives Yang and forces Yang to realize that she did everything possible. Altman's mentorship of Yang is punishing at times, and Altman brutally emphasizes that Yang must learn patience, compassion, and the basics over the flashy surgeries Yang prefers.
Altman's tutelage is successful, and Yang evolves into an aware and well-rounded surgeon because of it. Altman allows Yang to come up with a wish list of dream surgeries to fulfill before Altman resigns and moves on. Yang and Hunt distance themselves from each other as they keep fighting over the abortion, despite attending marriage counselling.
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Hunt has a one-night stand with a patient's friend, leaving Yang heartbroken. She decides to move on, unsure of her future with him. As the end of the fifth year of residency is near, the surgical residents, including Yang, prepare for their medical boards and for the different fellowships they plan on joining.
After she passes her exams, Yang reconciles with Hunt and tells him she is leaving Seattle for the Mayo ClinicMinnesota. Lexie dies, and Mark later succumbs to his injuries after they are rescued and dies. Following their rescue, Yang, traumatized, suffers from brief reactive psychosis which provokes violent outbursts and makes her unresponsive.
Yang leaves Seattle to become a cardiothoracic surgical fellow and goes, as planned, to the Mayo Clinic, but has difficulties adapting to her new colleagues' way of working.
She mainly teases him with comments regarding his old age. She also begins an affair with the head of surgery Dr.
Parker Steven Culp who has issues with Thomas. After Thomas dies from a heart attack, Yang returns to Seattle. Cristina is re-hired and Owen asks for a divorce once Cristina wants to reconcile. Shocked, Cristina agrees, but later finds out that the potential conflict of interest regarding the plane crash lawsuit was a key motive behind Owen's request and confronts him.
Owen tells her that he 'feels responsible' and was worried as he thought she was dead. They have a sexual relationship after divorcing.
The hospital is sued and found guilty of negligence. Yang, Callie Torres Sara Ramirezand the other surviving doctors buy the hospital with the help of the Harper-Avery Foundation to prevent it from closing, and each become members of the new directing board. After buying the hospital, Yang realizes that she was made for the O.
After breaking up with Owen, Cristina continues to excel at surgery and becomes de facto chief of cardio.
Although supportive of Meredith's choice to become a mother, Cristina points out the fact that it has hurt Meredith's career and clinical judgement. This causes a wedge in their friendship. Grey attempts to catch up professionally with a research trial, but the divide widens when Cristina's trial overshadows Grey's and steals Grey's resources.
Shane Ross, a second-year resident, stands up to Meredith for her, Cristina gives Shane a kiss. Later, she begins sleeping with him, as well as becoming his mentor and passing on the skills learned from Altman.
Cristina's project is immensely successful and she is informed that she could be considered for the Harper Avery award from her 3-D printing of a heart conduit. Grey and Yang reconcile when Grey acknowledges that Yang is correct, she has surpassed Grey, and that Grey is jealous of Yang's professional freedom and success, while her own is hampered by her family.
Cristina is nominated for the Harper Avery award and is a strong candidate, however she is passed over due to her relationship with the Harper-Avery Foundation that co-owns the hospital. Cristina goes to speak at a hospital in Zurich, Switzerland, orchestrated by Preston Burke who built his own hospital following his winning of the Harper Avery.
He offers Cristina his job as the head of the hospital so that he can spend more time with his wife and kids. Cristina accepts the offer and interviews candidates for her replacement position at the hospital, including Maggie Pierce for new chief of cardio.
Cristina transfers her hospital shares to Alex Karev and recommends he take over her seat on the board. At the end of season 10, she says goodbye to her fellow co-workers she has come to know and love including Owen and Meredith. Cristina and Meredith share special moments together reminiscing about all the horrors they went through and dancing it out one last time.
Cristina leaves for Zurich with surgical intern Shane Ross, who chooses to leave in order to study under her in Switzerland.
Casting and creation[ edit ] Sandra Oh 's character was not supposed to be of Asian descent. On the creation of Yang, Shonda Rhimes said the character contained "a little bit of [her] personality".
There's something interesting about a person who is that driven, a little bit emotionally disconnected but still a caring, sweet, and smart individual you could be friends with. From the beginning, I've been shaping Cristina around Sandra a little bit. One of my favorite things to do is take as much of her dialogue out of a scene as possible because she does so much nonverbally. Then I just watch what she manages to do without having a word to say.
Oh said her character was "a pert little blonde and the thing is the woman who runs the show, Shonda Rhimes, is a black woman, which makes a big [expletive] difference. It's a changing time on television because five or ten years ago you wouldn't have a major network show where half of the cast were not white. Online reported in Maythat Oh, as well as all original cast members, had signed on for two more years.
I mean, in real life there aren't many of them. But the ones you encounter are at the very top of their game. You have to have a kind of ascetic personality to survive. Rhimes commented, "[We see] her struggle to suppress all of her humanity in pursuit of perfection. And in my mind, what we realize is that she is not cold. Cristina is working at Mayo Clinic and Owen in Seattle but she returns. Owen asks for a divorce. He later shows that he is still in love with her and only asked for a divorce so Cristina and the others involved in the plane crash get the money.
Cristina and Owen reconcile in episode 9 before Bailey's wedding. In season 10, Cristina decides to accept a job to run a state of the art clinic in Switzerland. Owen supports her decision as he realizes no good could come from him asking her to stay, but requests her not to leave him until she has to leave him for good, following which, they both spend two weeks leading to her permanent departure together.
While saying her farewell to her colleagues of the last seven years, there is a possible act of terrorism in Seattle, which later turns out to be just a gas main explosion. Cristina has a quick but emotional goodbye hug with Derek, Bailey, and Webber, leaves her shares of the hospital to Alex, and dances it out with Meredith one last time to an old favorite song.
Owen, however, is busy saving a patient in the O. In Season 11, Owen develops a relationship with Amelia Shepherd. This is off and on throughout Season 11 and 12 until the end of Season 12 where he and Amelia get married. In Season 14, after going through a series of marital issues, Owen and Amelia decide to get divorced. Despite this, they continue sleeping together until she points out that he's always been in love with Teddy.
As a result, he flies to Germany to be with Teddy, but, after they spend the night together, she breaks it off with him because she doesn't believe he really wants her. Owen returns to Grey Sloan and begins fostering Leo, a baby who was given up by his teenage mother. Development[ edit ] Casting and creation[ edit ] McKidd had to postpone his appointment with series' creator Shonda Rhimes due to it being his son's birthday. Can we do tomorrow?
As soon as I heard the pitch for the character, I was sold on it. It's a different energy and a different viewpoint. I thought it was an important story to tell, especially on a prime-time TV show. To get in there and get your hands dirty and explore what trauma surgery is like in war zones and what it's like to rehabilitate yourself to civilian life. It's not just a new doctor showing up.
It's exploring how hard it is to reintegrate yourself back into the real world after being in the war zone for three tours. I was nervous when I started because every job I've ever done before this, I have been in the job right from day one when everybody's new and getting to know each other.
So I was nervous because I had never done this before. And I feel really grateful to the Grey's cast and crew and everyone there, really, because they've been so nice to me and gracious and accepting of me joining the show.
The transition was much easier than I thought it might be, which I'm very grateful for. There's some darkness to him and there's some danger to him that I think is really interesting and exciting to play. He immediately assesses a situation.
And he's very honest, sometimes painfully honest, with himself and with others. He wants to make himself better.
He wants to improve himself as a person. He's a decent guy, a sort of a guy I'd like to go out and have a beer with. McKidd said of this: And all these things that are in the show are actually the way trauma surgeons are taught. But I think probably beyond that, he very much just calls a spade a spade and looks at each scenario.
He's not trying to be difficult. He just looks at each scenario and each case and each patient and knows what is needed and when to cut to the chase, and doesn't want to mess about with the periphery of it.