‘Grey’s Anatomy’ season 9 spoilers: What is ‘dark before the dawn’?

We have said in some past “Grey’s Anatomy” stories this year that Cristina and Owen look as though they will have some hope for their future during season 9; however we also now know that things are not going to necessarily come easy for them starting out this year.

Speaking to TVLine on the subject of the couple’s struggling relationship, executive producer Shonda Rhimes explained that this relationship is going to take time, but with the right amount of patience there could be a happy ending:

“Initially, it’s going to be very unsettling … And then it’s going to get fairly romantic as we watch them find their way back to one another.

There are the aftereffects of the plane crash … There’s still his cheating. Also, he still wants a family and she still doesn’t. That is a huge obstacle for a couple. I’d like to explore what happens when two people want fundamentally different things. I didn’t want them to just walk away from each other. I felt like a lot of couples would fight to be together and figure out how to do it.”

We knew from last season that Owen was going to find a way to fight for the woman that he loved, and the only difference between now and then is that he has a woman now who is set to be a little more receptive to what he is saying than she was throughout the past several months. Perhaps it is seeing what happened to Mark and Lexie that caused Cristina to rethink her feelings for Owen, or maybe the crash has shifted her priorities.

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