I think that it’s safe to say that this season was a bit of a disappointment for most Cristina and Owen fans. Season five left us with high hopes as our couple started on their path in the right direction – only to be jerked off-track with the merger and the introduction of Teddy. I hear it being called “Season Sucks” – a far cry from its original nickname of “Season Sex” (though, you have to admit, we certainly did get quite a bit of that).
I’m not going to lie; I was frustrated right alongside all of you. (Thus, the missing gap of episodes 19 to 22 from the episode reviews that I may attempt to go back and write. But for now, I’ll do an overview.) But having experienced the whole season and having been able to step back and process it for a month after the very explosive season finale, I have begun to see the reasons – albeit unpopular and unnecessary at times – for the choices the writers made in regards to Cristina and Owen’s journey in the most recent season.
Let’s be clear – Cristina and Owen are essentially at the same place in their lives as they were at the end of season five. Yes, they’re stronger as a couple. But in the grand scheme of things, they have mostly remained stagnant. Instead of a major step forward, the season finale featured the two of the ultimately reaffirming their love for one another – a demonstration of the unnecessary aspect I mentioned earlier. And this was done by putting them through the wringer that was the triangle – the unpopular aspect.