Dr. Owen Hunt on “Grey’s Anatomy” is simply not a man that has it easy right now. Not only does he have the extremely stressful job of helping to care for patients and managing his fellow doctors at the Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital, but he has a relationship that has completely fallen apart. He and Cristina finally realized that the divide between them as a couple is too great, but he also will have to deal with the exit of Sandra Oh’s character from the hospital later this year.
So what could all of this lead to in the end? Speaking to TV Guide, McKidd hints that we are actually going to see him realize some more of what he wants for himself in life, and then actively pursue it rather than trying to make something work when it is not destined to be so:
“He has put his own needs on the back burner. I want him to pursue it to see what happens, but the sad fact is that if he gets what he wants, he’ll lose the person he loves, so it’s a real catch-22.”
With this in mind, we imagine that “what he wants” will eventually lead to him being a father in some way, but how will it happen? Adoption is clearly one option for him, but so is trying to find someone else. While we don’t know how the “Grey’s Anatomy” faithful would feel about him being with someone not named Cristina, it is something that we’d be fine with in the end if the character is actually happy.
What do you want to see happen for Owen now that we have more or less reached the end of his era with Cristina, and do you think there is any real way for this man to find happiness in the end? Take a look here if you want to hear what McKidd has to say about one of his other upcoming efforts related to “Grey’s Anatomy,” which is directing an episode airing in the near future.