As Grey’s Anatomy’s tenth season comes to a close in May, we’re going to have to say goodbye to three familiar faces we’ve gotten used to seeing around the hospital. Not only is Cristina (Sandra Oh) taking off her scrub cap for the last time, but now, we know we’re also losing surgical residents Shane (Gaius Charles) and Leah (Tessa Ferrer), too. And given Cristina and Shane’s recent hookups, we’re wondering if their departures will be separate… or together.
Cristina has a pretty sticky relationship issue going on right now. Before she started mixing things up again with old flame and ex-husband Owen (Kevin McKidd), she was getting busy with Shane on the regular. Could their chemistry turn into a real relationship that means Cristina and Shane will ride off into the sunset together?
We wouldn’t be surprised — we’re expecting some sort of romantic conclusion for Cristina before she takes her final bow, especially since her love life is all over the place. And we can’t forget the ominous return of Burke (Isaiah Washington), either. So, um, yeah, Cristina is going to be dealing with a lot before she can finally break free of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital for good.
But if she leaves solo? We’re perfectly fine. Cristina is a badass cardio god who don’t need no man anyway!
And of course, there are other options for Shane’s departure. There’s the boring option: He simply decides to work somewhere else — somewhere he isn’t haunted by hookups with his superiors and the death of his good friend, Heather Brooks (Tina Majorino). RIP Mousey!
And then there’s what we like to call the Shonda Rhimes option, where Shane suffers a violent, emotionally-charged, totally unexpected death.
Fingers crossed it’s not that last one, although you never know.
Personally, we haven’t seen enough of Shane and Cristina together to really be able to tell if they’re a good forever fit, but if they leave the show together, that’ll undoubtedly change by the end of the season. At this point, anything could happen!
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