Every Grey's Anatomy fan remembers the moment Owen (Kevin McKidd) kissed Cristina (Sandra Oh) for the first time. And they remember the moment when he returned from war a changed man. And now, years later, the couple has been through a lot: a choking, a shooting, a wedding, infidelity and now, a plane crash. But that doesn’t mean that they’re still not the couple that shared that first passionate kiss. And we aren’t the only ones who think so.

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The Hollywood Reporter recently chatted with Kevin about all of the drama in Owen’s relationship with Cristina and what’s in store for the complicated couple in Season 9. “It's complicated. They went through a lot last season and all the issues that they have are still very much in the air and unresolved. It's hard for them to find a path back. However, I think they might,” Kevin said.

We certainly hope they do. And although Kevin said that Owen is all business at the start of the season, he definitely still has faith in the couple. “We're not really there yet as far as what we've shot but there's still hope for them. They're still destined to be together. They're a complicated couple and their issues remain even after the plane crash. It's going to be challenging to say the least.”

Hey, we never said it was going to be easy. But neither was Owen’s PTSD or Cristina’s PTSD, and yet they still got married. First things first, how will Owen handle the immediate future AKA Cristina’s move?

This is the love of his life, but being a guy he tries to bury his head in work and do what he can do to the best of his abilities and not talk about it. He doesn't seek out a shoulder to cry on, which is the typical Owen move. He'll stew in it for a while. He's a pretty standard guy in that sense that he keeps things close to his chest,” Kevin said.

So although Kevin says the couple will be “estranged” in the first two episodes, he also verifies that Owen isn’t moving on. Well, at least not in the first seven episodes that they’ve shot.

Are you happy to hear that Kevin has such strong faith in the couple? More importantly, do you share his belief? Is there a particular moment you’re really looking forward to watching? If any actors know how to do dramatic kisses, it’s Kevin and Sandra.

Grey’s Anatomy Season 9 will premiere on Thursday, September 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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