Grey’s Anatomy Is Bringing Back Sandra Oh- For How Long?
“Grey’s Anatomy” fans rejoice! Sandra Oh aka Dr. Cristina Yang is returning to the hospital for the twelfth season of the show and this may erase the bitterness fans felt when it came to the death of Patrick Dempsey’s character McDreamy. Fans were in an outrage, first because Shonda Rhimes killed off an integral character and then on top of that, she did not give the original cast member a proper send-off. It made fans start to question if they would continue watching the show or any of Shonda’s hit series’ like “Scandal” and “How To Get Away With Murder.” The fall will tell how serious people are ab out boycotting the shows but for now, let’s ride high on the news that Sandra Oh is returning. You may remember that she left at the end of season ten and went to run a hospital overseas. I think there was some shock that she did not return as Meredith was grieving Derek’s passing but hopefully, this will help make everything okay again.
Just kidding! There was a “Grey’s Anatomy” reunion but it was only in the Twitter-verse. Sandra Oh and Kevin McKidd, who plays Owen, Cristina’s ex-love, reunited and took a photo, leading fans to have some semblance of hope that she was returning. Oh posted the photo with the caption: “me & @TheRealKMcKidd at his belated bday dinner. May u catch Brave New Waves all this year dearest friend.” His character is now dating Derek’s scorned sister Amelia but who knows how long that will last. It seems as though when Sandra left the show, she left for good, as she told the Hollywood Reporter. “Creatively, I really feel like I gave it my all, and I feel ready to let her go. It’s such an interesting thing to play a character for so long and to actually get the sense that she wants to be let go as well. [Cristina] wants to be let go, and I am ready to let her go. We have to start the process, story-wise, for the Grey’s writers to think of why she’s going to go.”
So if you thought that the dynamic duo of Meredith and Cristina would get back together, at least for one show, we were all fooled. As for Meredith having a new love interest? Shonda spoke to E! and revealed this: “I have not planned to [introduce a new love interest for her] and that’s not really the focus of what we’re doing with her right now. Meredith is in a rebirth and she’s evolving. I’m watching the character do what the character’s doing and I’ll see where it goes.” We will be watching Thursday September 24th when the new season starts!