|(Oct 24, 2012, huffingtonpost.com, by Maggie Furlong)
'Grey's Anatomy,' 'I Saw Her Standing There': Who's Cristina's New 'Sex Friend'?
"Grey's Anatomy" (Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC) has had a heavy start to the season, with the doctors of Seattle Grace Mercy West still mourning the losses from last season's game-changing finale plane crash. But some people have an interesting way of coping with loss ...
HuffPost TV has an exclusive sneak peek at this week's new "Grey's Anatomy" episode, "I Saw Her Standing There," which finds our favorite Seattle ex-pat Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) falling into bed with an unlikely man, a.k.a. her new "sex friend."
Is it really a cry for help, as her "person" Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) says? Or is Cristina just trying to fit in at her new hospital? And will Owen get wind of this? They're technically still married, you know ...
Watch the exclusive clip above and tell us what you think, then keep reading for more scoop on the hospital's budding relationships.
|(Oct 25, 2012, tvguide.com, by Natalie Abrams)
Grey's Anatomy's Kevin McKidd on Cristina's Big Mistake and His "Upbeat" Episode
Grey's Anatomy will lighten up a bit when Kevin McKidd steps behind the camera for the fourth time for Thursday's episode.
[...] McKidd promises he's about to turn that around with what he calls an "upbeat" episode.
"I think the writers felt the audience needed a break, so Episode 4 is really fun," McKidd tells TVGuide.com. "All my other episodes have been quite intense, so it's been really fun to break out of that. I think people will be relieved to take a rest and just get to have fun with the show a little bit after the first few episodes."
Grey's Anatomy is a drama, however, so there will be one very large obstacle for fans of Cristina (Sandra Oh) and Owen's relationship. to get through this week. Spoiler Alert: The promos don't lie! "[Cristina] has a sexual relationship with somebody else in Minnesota," McKidd says. Dun Dun Dunnnn! Also... really? Dr. Parker (Steven Culp)? Really?!
But there is hope on the horizon: McKidd says Cristina's exploits are an "empty experience for her."
"It fulfills a certain need for her, but there's certainly not that same thing that she gets when Cristina and Owen are together," he says. "It's going to be really interesting to see how to get back and whether they're able to. They may still love each other, but there might just be too much hurt going on. There might just be too much baggage to really be able to heal or rebuild. It's a painful truth, but I think Cristina and Owen wish they could be back together, even though they're apart."
And don't necessarily expect Owen to retaliate against Cristina's indiscretions. "I think he's manning up to what happened," McKidd said. "He's holding out for Cristina. Whether that will be reciprocated, he doesn't know. But until he's explored every avenue to see if it's heal-able and fixable, then he's going to hold out for her because she's the love of his life."