We've rounded up all of the juiciest Owen and Cristina-related Season 9 spoilers to help see you through the rest of the summer hiatus.
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Cristina after the crash: Shonda Rhimes told The Hollywood Reporter that Cristina is going to cope with the aftereffects of the crash in ways that are "both expected and unexpected." She added that they're "going to really follow" Cristina as she learns to "cope in the best way she knows how."
Owen after the crash: Meanwhile, Shonda clarified to The Hollywood Reporter that Owen will not feel guilt over the plane crash. "We're not playing with the idea that he did a terrible thing not taking his calls that day, that's not really an issue for us," she explained.
Will Cristina be at Seattle Grace-Mercy West? Although Shonda told TV Guide that when season opens "some of our doctors are in different locations, more than one of them, and some of our doctors are preparing to leave for different locations," it sounds like Cristina will stay at Seattle Grace-Mercy West, or at least end up back there pretty quickly. Apparently a few new doctor characters will "will facilitate the transition of Meredith [Ellen Pompeo], Cristina et. al. from residents to attendings." It's hard to see how these new characters could help transition lots of our fave docs unless they are all working in one place.
Will Owen and Cristina get back together? All signs point to yes, though it won't be a smooth journey. Kevin McKidd recently told the Belfast Telegraph that the couple will be "reset" in the new season, explaining that "the plane crash is pretty much going to press a big reset button on Cristina and Owen's priorities so it'll be interesting to see where they are at emotionally for each other when we start the next season."
Meanwhile, Shonda has dubbed this the "season of romance," and she told TV Guide that she expects to see "Cristina and Owen finding their way back to each other." She warns that their reconciliation is "not going to be easy and it's not going to be quick," but promises that she thinks "it's going to be really beautiful."
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