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We can’t honestly remember the last time we saw Cristina (Sandra Oh) smile on Grey's Anatomy, but she finally does it in this sneak peek of Season 9, Episode 3: “Love the One You’re With” (airing October 18). Cristina is still in Minnesota, and she’s still stuck working alongside the snoozy Dr. Thomas. But that doesn’t mean she’s keeping quiet about it.

She tells Dr. Parker (Steven Culp) that he’s the doctor she came all the way to Minnesota to work with. He seems to understand, and teases that he’ll let her in on an exciting cardio surgery soon. But we’re mostly intrigued by his subtle flirting technique. After convincing Cristina to grin (a hilarious sight), he tells her that she has a very nice smile.

How cute! Watch the sneak peek below.

Catch the next new episode of Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday, October 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Molly Friedman is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @MollyFriedman.

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