On Grey's Anatomy Season 9, Episode 3: “Love the One You’re With”, Cristina (Sandra Oh) and Owen (Kevin McKidd) are having late night chats on the phone. After the plane crash survivors are offered an enormous settlement from the airline company, and Owen fills Cristina in over the phone. While they’re both wearing pajamas. And in bed.

And you know what? They seem closer than ever. Cristina actually seems relaxed and willing to smile about the settlement offer. Owen says they have to reach a decision in three days, and it sounds like they’ll be making their decision as a couple.

But the next day on the phone, Cristina starts talking about work gossip, and Owen smiles, because it’s starting to sound like the old Cristina is back. It’s a huge step forward! Even if they’re just staying silent on the phone while Owen finishes up some stitches, they seem happy.

But Cristina finally tells him, “We can’t keep doing this.” She’s in Minnesota, and he’s in Seattle. But after they hang up, they both have tears in their eyes. Even though they’re crying, we think they’ll find a way back to each other.

Catch the next new episode of Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday, October 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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