If Grey's Anatomy’s Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) is good at anything, well, it might be thinking quickly in high-pressure emergency situations. But if he is good at two things, it’s thinking quickly in high-pressure emergency situations and dishing out passionate kisses. In hospital rooms, up against walls … this guy has got the grab-your-face-from-out-of-nowhere-and-rock-your-world kiss down to an art. And if anyone can attest to that, it’s Cristina (Sandra Oh).
Let’s face it: Before the moment when Owen removed the icicle from her abdomen and closed the blinds, Cristina had never been kissed quite like that (no offense, Burke). And from that moment on, we were hooked.
We were hooked when they brushed hands in the hallways of the hospital in that epic, romance-novel kind of scene. And we were hooked every single time they visited the air vent.
And yes, their relationship has its flaws. They have had to survive two cases of PTSD, a choking, a shooting and tons of personal baggage … you know, the usual. But will they survive their latest drama: infidelity and a plane crash, which was followed by a brief psychotic break? And then there’s the little fact that they no longer live in the same state. No big deal.
However, we are looking on the bright side today, taking our battles as they come, celebrating even the smallest victory and all that bright-and-shiny crap. So in honor of the fact that Cristina and Owen actually spoke on the phone last week (Season 9, Episode 3: “Love the One You’re With”), we want to relive the moments that made us love Owen despite his darkness with our top ten Owen-to-Cristina quotes.
Season 5, Episode 15 “Before and After”
“The only time I don't feel like a ghost is when you look at me, because when you look at me, you see me. You see me. This is me. This is me. Please, Cristina, see me. See me.” After discussing the fact that Owen hadn’t even visited his mother since his return (or told her he’s still alive), Owen and Cristina had a heated talk about how the war changed him in this emotional scene.
Season 5, Episode 21: "No Good at Saying Sorry (One More Chance)"
“My shrink gave me these sentences. We ah, we came up with them together. They're all 3 word sentences. So I could have something to say to you instead of the 3 words that are... that are killing me. The 3 words that you know I feel but I can't say them, because it would be cruel to say them, because I am no good for you. I don't wanna torture you. I don't wanna look at you longingly when I know I can't be with you. So, yeah I'm smiling, and I'm saying take care now. I'm letting you off the hook. I'm trying, I'm trying so hard to let you off the hook. I'm trying to make it right. What I did to you. Can't you see that? I'm just trying to make it right.” The only thing better than an “I love you” is a man telling you that he has to physically stop himself from saying it because he’s trying so hard to be better for you before he does.
Season 5, Episode 24 “Now or Never”
“I can be a better man. I can be a better man for you. I hope, you know if you'll let me. I can be a better man with you. No, don't say anything. Just, think about it OK. OK.” And then he kissed her ...
Season 5, Episode 24 “Now or Never”
“You can do this Cristina. We can do this. All you have to do is just meet me halfway. All you have to do is say yes. All you have to do is say yes.” SPOILER: She said yes.
Season 6, Episode 10 “Holidaze”
“I'm with you. I'm with you because I want to be- I'm with you because I love you.” After all the craziness of Season 5, finally having him be able to say those three little words whenever and wherever was just what the doctor (er, relationship counselor) ordered.
Season 6, Episode 13: "State of Love and Trust"
“I'm trying to love you. Why won't you let me?” Sometimes, the most heartbreaking moments turn out to be the most romantic. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you example A.
Season 7, Episode 2: "Shock to the System"
“I'm not going anywhere Cristina. I'm not going anywhere without you.” After the shooting, Owen became Cristina’s rock when the PTSD tables were turned.
Season 7, Episode 22: "Unaccompanied Minor"
“Cristina Yang, I imagine such a huge life for us.” You gotta love a man who thinks about the future … and your place in it.
Season 8, Episode 17: "One Step Too Far"
“I love you so much that it hurts.” And reliving this hurts us.
Season 8, Episode 19: "Support System"
“I'll always be in love with you. You're the love of my life. I will never love another woman.” Unfortunately, this was said after a bit of infidelity, but it stole our hearts (if only for a second) anyway.
Did we forget your favorite quote? Let us know in the comments below! And for now, let’s all just hope that we’ll have a few more gems to add to this list by the end of Season 9.
Catch the next new episode of Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday, October 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
Samantha Highfill is a contributing writer to Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter at @samhighfill.
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