‘Grey’s Anatomy’ season 9 debate: All about Cristina and Owen

Since we are still such a terribly long period of time away from new episodes of “Grey’s Anatomy,” there is plenty of time to discuss some of what could happen in season 9. While we could sit here and speculate about who ends up surviving the plane crash and who doesn’t, that does at the same time feel like an issue that has been touched on pretty thoroughly on the show already.

So instead, let’s examine a question that Kevin McKidd himself has already talked about a bit this summer — whether or not we may actually end up seeing Cristina and Owen back together again. The last we saw them, their relationship was glacial at best after Owen admitted to being unfaithful on one occasion. This couple had experienced a number of ups and downs already (with the downs seemingly outweighing the ups), so seeing Cristina finally decide to pull the plug was hardly a surprise at all.

But where does this couple go from here? That is what we have to ask. From Cristina’s standpoint, you could argue that it would make no sense for her to go back to a man who cheated on her. Does he have the support of pretty much everyone at Seattle Grace? Sure, but staying with him can be translated to mean that you are putting yourself in a position to be cheated on again if the going gets tough enough. If Cristina goes back, there’s always going to be a little bug in her ear giving her constant reasons to worry — and this means constant drama. On the other hand, going back to Owen could also produce some benefits. He seems to at least be genuinely sorry for what he did, and the two are somehow compatible despite having so little in common. He at least understands her, and she is not an easy woman at times to understand.

From the standpoint of a viewer, we’re a bit more torn. Do we root for a man who has been a cheater in the past, simply because we want to see a few more couples together after what happened with Lexie? Or, do we send them each on their way and hope that they find happiness elsewhere? If these two do get back together, they are probably going to need to accept the past and move on — and we’re not quite sure either one of them is going to be able to do that.

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