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Crowen recap 10 x 19 “I’m Winning”
This is the episode where Cristina finds out that she has been nominated for the Harper Avery award. It is also a continuation of the case of the three McNeil kids with cardiac problems – a storyline that started in 10 x18. We also got a very nice Crowen surprise at the very end. This episode was written by Joan Rater and directed by Kevin McKidd.
Our first scene begins with Meredith and Cristina asleep in Cristina’s bed at Alex’s house. (Isn’t it great that Cristina has a real bed and is not sleeping on a mattress on the floor like she used to do?) Meredith has come over for a sleepover because they are awaiting the call from the Harper Avery Foundation to inform them whether Cristina has been nominated for this year’s top award. The call is usually made at 8 a.m. Eastern time (5 a.m. Seattle time). The alarm blares suddenly which awakens both women, violently.
Cristina asks for her phone so she could take the call. Meredith replies that it is charged and the ringer is on. She advises her friend to put on some lipstick. As Cristina does this, she begins to express some doubt. Meredith reassures her that Catherine Avery said that she was on the short list, noting what Cristina is doing is innovative and will lead to the actual printing of hearts and millions will be saved.
Alex and Jo rush in, eager to find out if the call came through as yet. Meredith says no and reminds them that there are five nominees and it is done alphabetically, meaning Yang will be last. Shane, Cristina’s resident assistant, calls Jo to find out if they got the call.
As Meredith chews on a fingernail, Cristina continues to express doubt that they won’t call. Then, the phone rings. They all shriek in excitement. Cristina screams that it is them and takes a big breath. Meredith advises her to be gracious and humble but she is not going to grovel. “Remember who you are. You are Cristina Yang and you are going to change the face of medicine.”
Cristina answers the phone in a very calm voice, a sharp contrast to what she is probably feeling as she gets the news that she has been nominated. Meredith takes her picture to record the moment.
We are now at the hospital, where Owen meets up with Frankie, one of the McNeil children. This is the one who received the pacemaker in the last episode. She is obviously much better as she challenges Owen to a race to her brother Link’s room, where Cristina and Arizona already are. Link is doing far worse than either of his sisters, as he lies in the bed with tubes coming out of him. Also present are Jon and Sabine McNeil and their oldest daughter, Ivy who received the heart transplant in the last episode. Ivy is eating sour cream and onion potato chips (which is my favorite flavor, by the way). Cristina takes it away from her and scolds her for eating such an unhealthy snack.
Ivy protests that she was told that she needed to put on some weight. She watches as Cristina takes a bite out of the chips and smiles. Arizona starts the rounds by noting that Ivy is two weeks post-op transplant surgery and her indices are excellent. Cristina queries about Link and Frankie immediately launches into a synopsis about Link’s condition.
“Lincoln Mc Neil, age 9, end-stage heart failure, awaiting transplant. Status 1A. There is a family history of the disease. The cause is unknown. Link first showed signs of cardiomyopathy two weeks ago and has deteriorated rapidly. An attempt to put in a Berlin heart failed due to something I can’t remember.”
Ivy tells her it is clotting. Frankie continues that the patient is now in ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenization). Link is currently stable, Arizona adds.
Jon asks about their status with UNO. Owen answers that Link is at the top of the list. Sabine wants to find out how long Link can last on ECMO. Cristina tells them a week. Jon says that they have to pray for a miracle. Sabine reminds him that they got one with Ivy, as she pats her oldest child’s shoulder. Cristina tells them that they are not just sitting around and waiting as they are aggressively looking at other options.Read More
These days, with each new Cristina/Owen scene, our hearts ache more and more at just the mere thought of Sandra’s impending departure. Some fans have even gone as far as to show Kevin and Sandra just how much they love ‘em. And the dynamic duo made sure to return the gesture
(Source|Sandra Oh via Twitter)
(Source|Kevin McKidd via Twitter)
I love them so very much. I’m left to wonder what will become of Owen’s character once Cristina is actually gone. Their intimacy is so real and they’ve established themselves in the hearts of many forever. Any thoughts?
We’re creeping closer to the end of a fantastic character and as sad as this time is, there are also plenty of take-aways from the awesome Cristina Yang!
Life is too short to hold back. Cristina is blunt. If something is annoying her, she will say so. Although her unfiltered attitude trait may appear as a flaw to some, there is something very admirable about her fearless approach to life.
Everyone needs a person that they know they can depend on. Back in the early days of Grey’s Anatomy, Cristina coined the phrase, “you’re my person” referring to her best friend, Meredith Grey. Since then, their friendship has been almost unbreakable despite multiple hardships. Having a friend who you can rely on for anything is necessary to get through life’s hurdles.
I’m in total agreement with the 2 listed here! Be sure to visit the source link to read the other lessons and leave your thoughts in the comments section!
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Crowen Recap 10 x 17 “Do You Know?”
There was a fair amount of trepidation about Episode 10 x 17 among Crowen fans, since it focused on Cristina and Owen for the entire episode. Every scene featured either one or both of them in it – all 43 minutes of it. It is rare that something like this happens. While some people may not have liked parts of it, it cannot be denied that it was a brilliant showcase for the talents of Kevin McKidd and Sandra Oh. This episode was written by Stacy McKee and directed by Chandra Wilson aka Dr Bailey.
As this is the “sliding doors” episode, we will be faced with two different alternate universes, based on how Cristina reacts to the decision of a quadriplegic accident victim to live or die.
The episode starts with flashbacks of Owen and Cristina throughout the years before launching into a scene of Cristina and Shane in the OR, working on a motor vehicle crash victim named Jason. Before long, they find that his inferior vena cava (IVC) needs to be repaired. The IVC is almost impossible to repair but she does it, anyway. Derek, having been paged, enters the OR to take a look at the patient’s spinal scans. It is not good news as Derek notes that the patient’s C3 and C4 are obliterated and there is no way that he can fix that. “He just lost all motor function from the neck down,” he says.
During this scene, we can hear Cristina doing the voice-over. “Do you know who you are? Do you know what’s happened to you? Do you want to live this way? All it takes is one person, one patient, one moment to change your life away. It can change your perspective, color your thinking. One moment which forces you to re-evaluate everything you know.” This is the one patient who starts the ball rolling and gets Cristina thinking.
We next see Cristina with the patient’s wife, Elise. She is explaining the grim prognosis for Jason. He is paralyzed but his brain function is good and his heart has been repaired. Elise wants to know if his diaphragm is working and whether he can breathe on his own. Cristina answers in the negative, as the vent is breathing for him. She starts to explain their options but Elise is more interested in finding out whether Jason will ever be able to breathe on his own, again. He will not, Cristina confirms.
Elise wants to wake up Jason to ask him if he wants to remove the vent. Cristina is surprised because she knows that removing the vent would mean that Jason would die. Elise says she understands what she is asking because she doesn’t want to lose him. But then, she explains, “I know him. I know everything about him. I understand what he thinks. I get his humor. I can predict what he is going to order in a restaurant.” As Elise speaks, Cristina stares at Owen through a glass window. She feels exactly the same way about Owen.
Elise says that Jason would not want to live this way; that he would rather die than live one moment hooked up to a machine. Cristina informs her that it is her husband’s right to decline treatment if he wants. It will take some time to wean Jason off the sedatives, so in the meantime, Cristina heads off to the attendings’ lounge where Alex and Meredith are having a heart-to-heart talk about Jo, Alex’s girlfriend. Cristina sits quietly behind them, so they don’t know that she is there.
It seems that Jo is not the marrying type and Alex wonders if they will ever get married. Meredith tells him that they are together so it shouldn’t matter that Jo is not the marrying kind. Alex replies that they are just going to keep doing what they are doing for the next 20 years. Meredith assures him that they are together, so why does it matter. That’s the current situation for Cristina and Owen, who seem to be in a sort of limbo in their own relationship.
Cristina’s pager goes off and Meredith and Alex turn around to see her there. Meredith says that she didn’t see her there, notices the look on Cristina’s face and asks if she is okay. Cristina says yep and leaves because apparently, Jason has woken up.Read More
Do you have a favorite Crowen moment/moments?
One of my favorite Crowen moments is when they first met! From that scene alone, there was no denying the chemistry!
Both Sandra & Kevin talked about their favorite moments with Skyline…click HERE to see the video!
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Did you catch last night’s episode?! What did you think? Here’s a snippet of what Sandra said to Natalie about the episode!
The Cristina-and-Owen-centric episode gave Oh and McKidd at least one more chance to explore these characters on a deeper level together before her farewell. “Earlier on in the season, Kevin and I were both wondering, ‘What are they going to do? We’re running out of time, so what is it going to be?!’” Oh says. “Then, Episode 17 came along, and I thought, ‘Brilliant.’ It was really emotional, actually. I feel so grateful as an actor. You spend 10 years with this one character and actually really being able to grow a character who’s had considerable and large changes in their life, and it’s coming to an end. Then you get to go into another universe and keep on growing— the universe that we just can’t explore at this time. It’s amazing.”
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I think that the episode was amazing! How do you finally give this brilliant character a send off worthy of the last 10 years? I think this was a good start! Thoughts?
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