During the Grey’s Anatomy Season 9 finale, we were constantly punched in the gut by one heartbreaking moment after another. Though we were upset by all of them — especially Richard’s potential death and Calzona’s explosive fight — the one that has our hearts the heaviest is Owen and Cristina’s split.
Though we should have seen it coming, they’ve broken up and gotten back together so many times that we thought they could work through anything. However, they actually didn’t work through anything this season, more or less pushing everything aside so they could hook up and pretend that the big deal breakers didn’t matter.
Their breakup seemed pretty definitive in the finale, as Cristina wanted her ex-husband Owen to have kids and be happy, but according to creator Shonda Rhimes, they may not be over quite yet.
"She did walk away and he didn't walk after her, which I thought was very interesting," Shonda told reporters at a Scandal TV Academy event (via The Hollywood Reporter). "I love that last shot where he's like, 'This isn't over,' which is what he was saying but he was not following her and Owen is always sort of following her."
Though Shonda notes that it was a “very definite moment for them,” that doesn’t mean they aren’t in love. "Do they still love each other? Absolutely,” she dished, but questions, “Is that love ever going to die? I don't know."
She wouldn’t confirm their plans for next season, but only because she’s unsure! She admits it’ a journey the writers are “still struggling with” and that they’re still “searching through it.” Shonda adds that she likes where they’re going and what they’ve talked about so far, promising it will be “really interesting."
There is one thing she will promise, though — she won’t give Cristina a child. Some fans want to “end everything by giving Cristina a baby,” but that just which “infuriates” her. "I adamantly stand by Cristina's ability and desire to not have a baby and to be happy about that,” she points out. “There's something great about this struggle and what's going to make her happy and see where they go next."
Do you think Cristina and Owen will put aside their differences, or should they just break up? Sound off below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter