Poor Cristina (Sandra Oh). Our cardio goddess had a terrible day in the episode of Grey's Anatomy that aired tonight, April 24 — Season 10, Episode 21: "Change of Heart."
Not only is she suffering the embarrassment of losing the Harper Avery award that was hers for the losing, she had to deal with two children with failing hearts and only one operable heart. (And yes, that means that one of the kids didn't make it.) To add insult to injury, she had to put up with the jerkface head of cardiothoracics, Dr. Russell. Uh, are we the only ones who forgot this guy existed?
Now we know why Cristina didn't win: The Harper Avery Foundation was trying to maintain its appearance of impartiality. Lame, we know. And also sorta ironic. But it makes for a good dramatic wedge between Richard (James Pickens Jr.) and Catherine (Debbie Allen). With the engagement ring he left on her desk, we sure bet she had the foundation actually act impartially.
We're fairly sure Alex (Justin Chambers) won't actually stay with that private practice job — unless Justin Chambers isn't renewing his contract — but we still appreciate the chance to appreciate the dude, especially because Justin may just be the funniest actor on the show.
And poor April (Sarah Drew). She just grates on everyone, and no one except Jackson (Jesse Williams) likes her that much — and even he is having his issues with her. Still, the show is all the better for the proverbial "whipping boy."
But now that whipping boy is pregnant. We saw this coming, yes? We knew that the whole upbringing argument would escape the land of hypothetical at any moment. We have to assume that they're so surprised because their copious amounts of birth control failed and not because they didn't use protection, right? They're doctors!
Getting back to Cristina, though, how good is Sandra Oh? That last scene of Cristina reacting to the revelation that she actually got the majority vote before striding out of the hospital was so restrained and simple and perfect. Sandra's only gonna wow us more from here.
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