We've known for a while that Cristina (Sandra Oh) would be imagining two different futures for herself in this week's episode of Grey's Anatomy — Season 10, Episode 17: "Do You Know?" — airing Thursday, March 27, at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.
But now we see how one of those two futures begins, thanks to a recently-released sneak peek from the Sliding Doors-style episode, which you can watch below.
As the scene starts, Owen (Kevin McKidd) is high spirits, swinging his arms idly as he waits for the elevator — you know, the Grey Sloan Memorial location where all romance happens.
"Hey, you!" he says cheerfully as he sees Cristina approaching.
"What we we doing?" she wonders aloud. "What the hell are we doing?"
Owen is rightly confused: "I'm waiting for an elevator…?"
"I just spent my day saving the life of a man who's now choosing to die, and all I keep thinking is, you and I are throwing so much away," she rambles. "We should be together. You're the love of my life, and it is stupid — just stupid — for us to keep pretending. I love you."
Cut to: Owen, looking surprised, uncertain, and gratified all at once. But we'd be hella surprised if his next words weren't something along the lines of "yes" and "thank you" and "finally!"
Is this the future Cristina will follow? Speculate away in the comment section below.
Grey's Anatomy Season 10, Episode 17 — "Do You Know?" — airs Thursday, March 27, at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.