Owen kicks the residents’ asses into shape. Roy lives. April calls AAA. Meredith gets yelled at. And Cristina quits. All in all, a pretty eventful episode. So, you know what that means… Yep, dear readers, this is going to be a long blog post with plenty to discuss.
I’m a total spoiler junkie. I make no apologies for it, and I certainly don’t hide it. Yet I was completely surprised when Cristina told Owen that she quit the program. Before this episode, I had no idea this was happening. And now that I know this to be the case, it certainly explains why there hasn’t been too many spoilers about Cristina in the recent Grey’s Anatomy scoops (and also why she was noticeably missing from all the promotional pictures from the upcoming episodes).
First of all, Meredith and Cristina are fighting (again). Obviously, it won’t be for long since this show doesn’t work well when they fight for prolonged periods of time (i.e. season five during the serial killer arc). But while the previous time was more of a plot device for Cristina and Meredith to bond to their respective partners (which I was totally fine with, by the way), this time stems from a deeper issue. And apparently, these feelings of anger and frustration have been boiling up within her for some time throughout this season. Yet, honestly, I haven’t noticed it until possibly the last episode where Cristina told Meredith to stop during their interview with the camera crew. We hear these feelings vocalized later on the helipad, so I’ll save the rest of this topic discussion till later.
Owen demonstrates his unfamiliarity with the concept of jinxing when he utters the words, “It’s a pretty easy day.” That’s like saying that it’s not going to rain, and suddenly, a torrential thunderstorm comes in out of nowhere. I guess he didn’t remember Callie saying that it was going to be a slow day in the pit – only to be hit with the victims of a multivehicle accident five seconds later. Cristina, on the other hand, has apparently forgotten that her husband doesn’t do “easy” skills labs. Does she not remember taking care of four pigs with stab wounds? That wasn’t easy. But helping out with setting up and keeping an eye on things? Now, that’s easy. For a man who once claimed to not play favorites, he certainly does so in this episode. And rightly so. There was no way that Owen was going subject Cristina to the same rigorous training that he put the other residents through, especially when she’s already struggling. (Plus, even if Cristina weren’t suffering from post-traumatic stress, you have to consider the possibility that he’d probably end up on the couch for an extended period of time if he made her “take a knee” in the pouring rain.)
It’s sweet that Owen has come up with a plan to make sure Cristina still gets her trauma certification and participate in some way, without putting too much pressure on her. (Not only that, but he gets to spend the day with her, too.) Cristina doesn’t even need to ask him or play the “wife” card to get out of it. This is a huge difference from last season. And honestly, I think this behavior is much more befitting of him than last season’s, which is probably why I’m loving this season so much more. (That and, once again, because Cristina and Owen are married!) Owen of season six went awry, but he’s back on track now – back to the man who came off an ambulance and swept all of us off our feet. He’s been so supportive since the beginning of the season, and I do not see that changing at all. This is how Owen was supposed to be written in season six. The writers made a mistake last season in regards to Owen and his relationship with Cristina – that much is certain – but I’m a firm believer that they have learned from their mistakes. (And oddly enough, that was Owen’s first lesson to Cristina.) If you notice, the angst does not spill over into Cristina and Owen’s marriage. In fact, it is the marriage that brings the light and brevity to Cristina’s suffering as Owen provides his wife with all the support she needs.
And speaking of brevity, we do see glimpses of snarky Cristina in this episode. First, her response to Owen, “It’s a skills lab. It’s already an easy day.” And then later, when she tells Roy, “Any joke that starts with an animal walking into a bar is scientifically unfunny.” What I love about this season is how the show has found its funny bone again. Yes, there are dark moments, but it’s counterbalanced with comedy. (And boy did we get our laugh on this episode with Owen’s trauma training. Three letters: AAA.) I mean, I obviously watch this show primarily for Cristina and Owen, but this season has made me into a fan of the show in its entirety again. It seems that the new blood in the writers’ room is doing wonders. (And Austin Guzman, the writer of this particular episode, made me burst out into laughter to the point of tears.)
But back to Owen and Cristina. Our beloved duo is interrupted by Teddy, who comes bearing the news of new lungs for Roy. I love how Owen is the one who answers Teddy. Yes, I know that she was directing her comments to him; but since it’s regarding Cristina, one would expect Cristina to respond. Instead, Owen does. And the gesture carries this sense of protectiveness. He’s like a buffer, gauging whether Cristina can handle something. And it seems that this is within her realm of capability, especially since Cristina knows that she will not be totally alone. She’s got Dr. McQueen as backup. (Side note: Dr. McQueen, a cardio fellow, is played by an actor named Leith Burke. Burke is back! Sort of.) During this scene, Owen keeps looking at Cristina as if to check that she can indeed handle monitoring Roy. After Teddy leaves, Cristina whispers to herself, “Okay.” It’s faint and under her breath, like she’s preparing herself for what is up ahead. Owen offers words of comfort before she goes, “You’ll be fine. It’s still an easy day.” And Cristina replies, “I know,” but it doesn’t really do much to alleviate Owen’s concern. (In fact, Owen is pretty much worried in every scene he shares with Cristina. And though it’s heartbreaking, I love it because it shows how much he loves her.)
But Owen needs to set aside his worry for a moment because he needs to get these residents up to par in regards to trauma. Once again, it seems the residents have suffered some sort of memory loss since they are under the impression that this will be anything like their skills lab with Bailey. How could they not remember the pigs? That was a far cry from taking turns on a dummy. Anyway, Owen comes rushing in with trauma gowns and gloves, relaying the incoming of a mass casualty. If I didn’t know any better, I’d totally buy it. He’s very convincing, with the running and the stern yelling. But once those doors open to reveal all those dummies on the ground, Owen starts grinning like a schoolboy. He is the only one amused by all this. (And poor Steve is dragging out the rest of the dummies. I bet he dressed each of them, too.)
Owen doesn’t do things half-assed. As we saw with the pigs from season five, he’s very much into teaching them in a hands-on manner, placing them into a situation that mimics life and death. And honestly, they will be better doctors for it. With this show, you never know when your next ferry boat accident will occur – or something like it. And chances are, they won’t be able to save them all – and it’ll be raining cats and dogs. (It is Seattle after all.) Out of all the attendings, Owen has turned out to be one of the best teachers. He’s patient but stern, and he lets them do a lot of the work rather than having them watch from the sidelines. (Teddy, as we saw when she was first introduced, was the same way with Cristina.) Maybe it’s the military background, I wouldn’t know. But whatever it is, I find that it is the better way to learn – learning by doing. And even better, they aren’t risking actual human lives in the process.
Meanwhile, as her fellow residents are put through a grueling exercise, Cristina is monitoring Roy. These two have a great camaraderie going on, and I had hoped to see more of it in this episode. Roy tries to crack a joke but fails to make Cristina laugh. (I agree, “animals walking into a bar” jokes are corny.) And when Roy reports being nervous about getting new lungs, Cristina suggests, “Don’t think of it as new lungs. Think of it as getting rid of old, crappy lungs.” This goes back to the idea of patient care being more than just cutting – something that took Cristina a while to learn. However, now that she’s essentially not cutting anymore, this more personal aspect of patient care is what we’ve been seeing from her. So, Cristina, too, is becoming a better doctor in connecting with her patients. They’re not just an obstructed bowel or a lung transplant. They are people – people with hopes and fears that need tending to, be it trying to salvage worms or offering a comforting word. And I hope that she continues to recognize that after she gets her surgical mojo back.
Then Roy’s daughter, Erin, comes in. Before all hell breaks loose, Roy makes a comment about how he likes snarky (which we already knew because he likes Cristina) and how Erin got that from him. There’s this brief shot of Cristina looking down, and I wonder if she’s thinking about her own father. While Erin is standoffish after seeing her father for the first time in twenty years, Cristina would give anything to see her father again. I had previously thought that they would be a parallel for Cristina and her own parental issues, but we honestly did not see much of them. Regardless, Roy plays a major role in Cristina’s decision to quit. But more on that later.
Cristina freezes as Roy crashes. And Erin yells at her, “Aren’t you the doctor? Do something!” Cristina can’t. And later, Cristina has a hard time looking Erin in the eye when she realizes the extent of the damage to Roy’s heart. The prognosis is not good, and Cristina is not in any position to assuage the fears of a daughter who may lose her parent. In season six’s “How Insensitive,” Cristina was able to provide support to the little girl who’d lost her mother. But as we know, it took a lot out of her, and she later broke down in the privacy of an on-call room while wrapped in Owen’s arms. And that was when she was fine, emotionally. But now she’s emotionally compromised, and she just doesn’t have it in her to do the same for Erin. Because Cristina is probably just as scared as Erin is to lose Roy. (And thank goodness she doesn’t. I don’t know what that would have done to her. I’m going to credit his survival to me chanting, “Roy can’t die” over and over again while I watched.)
Self-doubt. That’s the overarching theme of Cristina’s trauma. Self-doubt and the fear of being alone. It’s the former that drives her to seek help from Dr. McQueen even though she doesn’t really need his help. She knows what to do, but she needed him to confirm it. The Cristina of “before” would’ve followed her instincts and done it. Everyone believes in her skills as a surgeon but her, and it’s heartbreaking to watch. Some people are still complaining that this storyline is dragging, but I think they’re handling it well. In this episode, she proves that she can still be a doctor – if not a surgeon, necessarily – in keeping Roy alive. She’s hanging in there (unlike Jackson, later).
Owen surveys his handiwork from his perch on the stairs with a look of amusement until he spies Cristina standing there. The worrying returns as she comes down to talk to his wife. (Side note: Apparently, their scrub pants have pockets. How have I not realized this before? First with the shirts under the dark blue scrubs and now this. But hey, at least I notice the important stuff, right?) She’s watching the others, who are too busy to notice her standing there. But Owen notices because he’s got this sort of Cristina radar. “Are you sure that you’re okay?” Having learned his lesson that Cristina can put up a good front, he really wants to make sure that she can handle it. When her pager goes off and she stammers a bit, Owen’s concern is exacerbated.
“Cristina…You can do this,” he tells her. But he doesn’t completely believe it. So, just in case she can’t, he sends Meredith, her best friend, to provide a helping hand. There are so many things I love about this scene. Cristina takes Owen’s words of encouragement without annoyance or frustration. All she says is, “Okay. Thanks.” She can tell that he’s worried – it doesn’t take a particularly perceptive to tell that Owen’s worried. So, she understands that his pep talks are just signs that he cares. I’m really glad that Cristina is no longer lashing out at him as she did in the beginning of the season. (Although, we see that she’s moved onto Meredith in that respect.) Instead, Owen’s become her main support system. The first person she turns to is Owen, and I love it. Seriously, this marriage was the best thing that happened for this relationship. (Just as Meredith and Derek’s marriage was the best thing for their relationship. It really moves the focus of the angst from the relationship to the individuals, which is something I’m all for.)
And here comes Owen’s second show of favoritism. Calling Meredith over, he tells her that she’s certified just so that she can go help out Cristina. “Well, what does she need? Did she ask for me?” “Meredith, please.” Owen makes it clear that he is the one asking her to help. And if for some reason Meredith still had doubts about Owen, this gesture would’ve laid them to rest. It shows that his first priority is Cristina. He pulls Meredith out of training early because he believes she can help. He obviously doesn’t realize that things are “frosty” between them at the moment, but it’s the thought that counts in this case. Since he can’t leave, he’s sending the next best person. I love this moment between them – this shared love for Cristina and desire to help her. I hope that we can get more of these scenes, especially now that Cristina has quit.
Some may think that Owen sending Meredith to “babysit” Cristina is a reflection of him thinking that Cristina can’t do her job. I don’t think that’s the case. If that was true, he’d have excused Meredith from trauma training entirely and sent her immediately. Instead, it’s only when he learns that there are complications and sees Cristina stumble a bit after the pager goes off that he sends Meredith. Because complications mean that it’s not going to be an easy day. After all, it was a complication in the OR (i.e. Jackson knocking over the tray) that triggered her panic attack. It was a complication with the brain tumor patient in “Superfreak” that caused her to back into a corner. Moral of the day? Complications equal stress, which Cristina already has enough of just going into the hospital. And Owen wants to make sure she has someone there in case it gets too much for her.
Here’s the biggest difference between Owen and Meredith when it comes to supporting Cristina: Meredith is hovering and coddling her, which only frustrates Cristina; Owen, on the other hand, can read her better. He knows when to take a step back and when to step in. Meredith is almost treating Cristina like a child. She is more of a “babysitter” than an “extra set of hands.” Cristina knows what she is doing, so it doesn’t help when Meredith starts listing the complications they need to watch out for from this procedure. Cristina already knows of these things. She doesn’t need to hear them. Especially since it’s the possibility of these complications occurring that is freaking her out. Owen is protective of Cristina, there’s no doubt about it. But he knows from personal experience that inserting yourself will just cause the other person to be annoyed. (Like when Cristina asked him about therapy back in “Sympathy for the Parents.”) That’s why, in “Almost Grown,” he opts to cheer her up instead of asking more about her patient. On the other hand, Meredith is unfamiliar with how to handle a person with post-traumatic stress. And later, when Cristina yells at her, she takes it personally. (Owen knows not to, as he said in his speech to her back in “Shock to the System.”) In a way, she is now in the same position that Cristina was – in seasons five and six while Owen’s PTSD was at its worst. Now, Meredith can better understand the choices Cristina made, and this could lead to Meredith and Owen becoming friends.
A few people that won’t be counting Owen as friend for a while are April, Alex, and Jackson. Just as they think they’re done, Owen snaps a finger and new symptoms appear. (Haha, poor Steve. First Cristina’s lackey and now Owen’s.) Their training isn’t done yet. And to make matters worse, it starts raining. “Patients don’t suddenly die. It just seems that way when you stop paying attention. Food for thought.” Owen’s official first lesson of the day. Don’t worry, there is more to come. Owen’s trauma exercise reminds me of the time when Izzie wanted to teach the interns. However, I can’t imagine Owen with glue and glitter. Though, he obviously took time to come up with all these chains of symptoms, print them out, and clothe the dummies. (Maybe he should’ve taken Cristina’s signature leather jacket and put it on one of the dummies just so she can get a new jacket on this show.)
“A dry patient is less likely to die. Hypothermia or shock. Something to think about.” Lesson number two, followed by April’s first moment of hilarity as she rips the trash bag off of Alex and puts it over her patient. “Here you go, little guy. No hypothermia for you!” Another awesome line? “We’re in Apocalypse Now, and we’re gonna get scalped.” Just a slight exaggeration there, Jackson.
Here’s something that separates Owen from the other attendings. He’s right in the thick of it with them. Steve – plus Owen’s pager and cell phone – gets to stay relatively dry under an umbrella with a poncho while Owen gets rained on with the rest of them. (At least they get slightly more protection with the trauma gowns.) He won’t ask his residents to do anything he isn’t willing to do. And that’s what makes him a great teacher.
Back to Meredith and Cristina with Roy and his daughter. Cristina is avoiding seeing Erin for reasons we find out later. And lo and behold, Roy develops one of the complications that Cristina was afraid of: a blue leg (meaning there’s no oxygen flowing into the leg). Meredith calls Teddy in a panic, but Cristina’s already on it. See? Cristina still knows what she’s doing. She’s already started to wheel in the ECMO machine before Meredith relays Teddy’s order to do just that. This is a good sign because it means that Cristina’s instincts are still there. She’s not completely lost. (Though that doesn’t mean people are going to stop worrying about her.)
Alex is the one to deliver Owen’s third lesson: “Trauma is unfair.” He’s the only one to have realized it. April is delusional, thinking she hears an imaginary helicopter. (Seriously, I am liking April more and more.) Jackson messes up, accidentally kills his patient, and quits when he realizes that the point of this trauma exercise is for all the patients to eventually die. Remember how we thought Alex would be Owen’s “trauma guy” in the previous seasons? If you listen carefully, Owen tells the other residents to keep an eye on Alex, saying, “That’s what resourceful looks like.” Oh, Alex, he’s good at pediatric surgery and trauma. I’m so happy that his professional life is booming because he’s had a tough time of it on the relationship front.
Another relationship having a tough time is Meredith and Cristina’s. Meredith just can’t seem to know when to stop pushing. Cristina has made it pretty clear that she wants to stay as far away from Erin as possible, but Meredith still tries to get Cristina to update Erin.
She doesn’t need to hear an update from me. All she wants is to make sure that I know that she’s afraid. And I can’t hear that right now because I’m scared enough as it is. I was scared when he coded. I’m scared now that he’s stable… I’m scared walking across the lobby. I am scared all the time.
Then, later, on the helipad, Cristina has another great monologue.
How are you fine? How are you just completely fine? I am ruined, okay? I am dead. I am wrecked. And you’re just walking around, what, babysitting me? As if you don’t go through the same thing, too? Why are you okay? You know what? You were there, too. You know, you were there, too. With your sad eyes screaming at me to save his life… I didn’t have a choice. You did that. If it were anyone else on that table, if it was anyone else standing there, I would’ve walked away. I could’ve walked away. And then I would be here!
It makes sense that Cristina would want to blame Meredith for everything. If it hadn’t been Derek on the table, if it hadn’t been Meredith’s husband, Cristina would have been more able to walk away. And no one would have blamed her for it. But if she had walked away from Derek, Meredith would have never forgiven Cristina for his death. Because Cristina obviously had the ability to save Derek’s life but chose not to. Would Meredith have done the same for Cristina if it had been Owen on the table? I’d like to think so.
But I think Meredith is right. When Cristina insists that she could’ve walked away had it been anyone else, Meredith protests. Could Cristina have walked away if had been someone else? I don’t rightly know. The only people getting shot that day were members of the hospital staff, meaning that it would be one of her colleagues. Could she have walked away from someone she knew? We will never know. I personally think she could not let someone die, knowing that she could save them. This is the woman who stayed even when there was a bomb in the hospital. This is the woman who walked into a room filled with a gaseous neurotoxin to save a patient. She is not the type to leave someone, despite the risk to her safety.
Obviously, Cristina’s true object of blame should be Gary Clark. But she hasn’t reached that point in her healing yet to see that. (Seriously, where is Dr. Wyatt in all this?) While I’m thankful that she isn’t unloading all her anger on Owen, I am sad that these two are fighting. And it’s sadder for Meredith, who used to be the one person Cristina could count on. But now Cristina has Owen. So, in a way, she’s been replaced and relegated to be the backup. However, the same is true for Meredith as well. Now, she turns to Derek first. These two have grown up, gotten married – of course, their relationship must evolve accordingly. And note that when Cristina decides to quit, Owen is the first person she tells. (Other than the Chief, of course.) There was a time when the first person she told anything was Meredith (like when she was pregnant in season two).
Anyway, Cristina’s anger is actually stemming more from the fact that Meredith seems to be doing fine while Cristina is ruined. The first thing she says is, “How are you fine?” Why is no one else taking the traumatic event as hard as she is? Lexie got better after sleeping. Meredith, who suffered a miscarriage, is going on with life. How is it that she is the only one still suffering? She’s supposed to be the strong one, yet now she is the weakest. It’s as Owen says, “Trauma isn’t fair.” (One must keep in mind that Meredith has an amazing capacity to cope with things and shove them aside, having grown up with a neglectful mother and an absentee father. I would not be surprised if it all hits Meredith later.)
In the lighter story arc, April decides that she’s had enough of this never-ending list of symptoms. In fact, she’s already anticipated Owen’s next move, which is quite impressive. No more patients of hers are going to die. Then, following Owen’s lead, she starts making up rules. The ambulance is in play, and she’s going to drive it to the hospital that’s only twenty feet away. (Love how Alex goes for Steve’s feet first and how Steve drops the cards and takes a startled step back. Hilarious.) April, with Alex’s help, haphazardly throws in her remaining two patients, gets a little help from AAA, threatens to run Owen down (a comedic moment for the record books), and drives it toward the ambulance bay where Owen and Alex have run to meet her. (I have no doubt she would’ve run Owen down or gotten an OR for a dummy. That chick is batshit crazy. But it’s the endearing kind.)
That whole sequence, ending with Owen caving and telling April that the blue team wins, is reminiscent of the humor we used to get from the early seasons. Hot dog contest, anyone? But this is leaps and bounds beyond that contest. (I must go a bit off-topic here and insert how much I’m liking April and Alex’s chemistry. At the risk of getting hit by cyber dirt clods, I must say that I am not against the idea of AK2.) “He’s going to live for forty more years and have fifteen grandkids. You happy?” I don’t know about you, but if that turns out to be Owen’s future, I would be quite ecstatic. (Owen and his “forty years.”)
Owen finally gets the chance to confront Jackson for quitting. Jackson simply copped out, and Owen calls him on it.
I’ve lost dozens of friends in the field. Dozens. And I have never – never – used them as an excuse to quit. You’re a doctor, Avery. And that doesn’t stop because you’re up against a wall. You need to figure out how to be a doctor no matter what you’re dealing with and no matter what tools you don’t have. That is the lesson you need to learn. You don’t get to quit.
Sorry, Jackson, but playing the “I lost friends” card is not going to work with an army veteran. Owen has gone through war, where losing lives is an unfortunate commonality. And instead of throwing in the towel and quitting, it has driven Owen to learn from his mistakes so that he can save more lives. That is the attitude that Jackson needs to have.
This provides a stark contrast to Cristina, who actually ends up quitting. But Cristina fought through her own fears and was a doctor. She may not be able to step into an OR without getting anxious, but she goes in anyway. She may be afraid of walking across the lobby, but she does so anyway. She never gave up being a doctor this entire time, even though she was hurting. And the reason she quits is not because she can’t do it – she can. She quits because she doesn’t want to be a surgeon anymore. It used to give her a rush, a thrill. It used to make her happy. It used to make her feel like she was on top of the world when she saw a heart start beating again because of her. But Roy’s heart did start beating again, and she only felt relieved that she hadn’t killed a patient.
The last expression on Cristina’s face while the camera fades to black is relief. I think that quitting was the right step for her – for now. All season long, I’ve talked about how this trauma provided the opportunity for Cristina to learn what life is like without surgery – and to realize that she can still be happy without it. Well, now, she is going to take that one step further because she won’t have a career. Period. For the first time in Cristina’s life, she doesn’t have a career goal. From what we’ve learned of her history, she always knew she wanted to be a surgeon and focused on her studies to achieve that goal – at some cost to her personal life. But now, the only thing she needs to focus on is her personal life. And I think that’ll be interesting to see. (Obviously, I’m hoping for a lot more domestic Cristina and Owen scenes to come out of this, since I’m guessing she’ll be spending most of her time at home. Guess it’s a good thing they bought a fixer-upper so that she can keep busy.)
Meanwhile, the last look on Owen’s face is concern. He starts off being proud and excited about the success of his trauma lab. And just how Owen is the first person Cristina wants to tell her news to, Cristina is the first person Owen wants to share his news with. “I wish you could’ve been there.” Sweet, right? He wishes that his wife could’ve shared in his joy and excitement. But he is not so caught up with his news that he doesn’t, in turn, ask Cristina about her day. While Owen was having a fantastic day, Cristina wasn’t. While others were finding their possible true calling, she came to realize that surgery was no longer hers. (Don’t worry. I’m sure it’s temporary.)
Owen is surprised, for sure. I was totally in shock as well. But, as I’ve said over and over again in this post, his primary reaction is concern. Cristina without surgery? It’s unimaginable. Not long ago, he was having to tell her that people matter, that surgery (alone) can’t make her happy. Now, she’s quitting. And I have no doubt in my mind that Owen will support her in every way he can. After all, he’d love her if she were a plumber. All he cares about is if she is happy. So, if surgery is not making her happy, then he’s not going to push her into staying.
It annoys me when people say that Owen is just “letting” her do things and how that’s a bad thing. Okay, Owen’s letting her go at her own pace. What else is he supposed to do? Tell her that she can’t quit? That’s not his decision. Tell her that they shouldn’t move into a house of their own? They’re married; they are supposed to be building a home together. (Meredith and Derek are just taking a longer time doing so.) Owen’s hands are tied in so many ways. It isn’t his place to tell her what she can or cannot do. Cristina is her own person and can make her own decisions. Owen is there to offer guidance and support, but he isn’t her puppet master. I would not want that. No, if anyone was supposed to be providing some sort of intervention, it would be Wyatt. But for some reason, she is completely missing in action; no one has mentioned her since Perkins.
In the promo for the next episode, we see Cristina dancing it out. Even though I know it’s just a precursor to some probably darker moment later, I have missed seeing her just having some fun. And judging from the way things have been going on this show, I think we’ll get some fun moments before they get dark again. (Have I mentioned how much I love this season so far?) And I hope that we’ll see Cristina and Owen have a scene at home – maybe before he goes off to work. Plus, we need to start up the kissing streak again. This is the second episode where we didn’t get a Cristina and Owen kiss. What can I say? I’m greedy.
So, now it’s your turn. What do you think will happen next for Cristina? Would you like to see Owen take April under his wing as his new “trauma guy”? Do you think Cristina is seeing Dr. Wyatt off-camera? What was your favorite line from this episode – funny or serious? Do you think Meredith and Cristina will patch things up? Let me know below!