Check out Sandra Oh’s interview with The Hollywood Reporter as she gives us insight into her own thoughts and feelings concerning her Grey’s departure.
Sandra Oh is sitting in her trusty director’s chair — only she’s not on the Los Angeles set of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. It’s Monday, April 28, the morning after the ABC drama’s season 10 wrap party, and Oh is in her backyard, now settling in to the first day of her post-Grey’s Anatomy life.She sounds content, laughing and reflective as she talks by phone about her now-complete 10-season journey as Dr. Cristina Yang.
What was your last day on set like?
I will say, my last day, people asked if I was going to be sad. I didn’t know. But by the end of the day — which ended up being late since we shot late — Kevin threw me this little party. There was lots of celebration because the party was myself, [co-showrunners] Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, who [both also] left. Gaius Charles [Shane] and Tessa Ferrer [Leah] had left earlier that week. The party was joyous for me — the whole day was. I was so excited to come to work. I came in early, which I never do, and hung out.
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Well, Gabblers, it’s finally happened. ABC aired the last Grey’s Anatomy episode for season 10 and the final one for Sandra Oh, “Fear (Of the Unknown)”. Did you get to watch it? Here are a couple of highlights! Don’t forget to click each source’s respective link to read their recaps in full!
Although the 10th season finale of Grey’s Anatomy will always be remembered – sniffle – as Cristina’s swan song, “Fear (of the Unknown)” also sets up some intriguing conflicts for the series’ return in the fall. Shall we run through them? Let’s!
PARTING IS SUCH SWEET SORROW | As the hour begins, Cristina is leaving Owen’s following a passionate pre-goodbye to pick up a European cell phone charger at the mall… which, shortly thereafter, is the site of a huge explosion! So, for the next (what seems like an) eternity, he – and we – are left to worry that maybe she’s been hurt or worse.
–Cristina’s replacement (played by Kelly McCreary) at the hospital has daddy issues: Namely, she’s likely the love child of Webber and Ellis Grey — and Meredith’s sister! — after she tells the Chief that she was adopted and her late her mother’s name is on the hospital. It’s a twist that would make Olivia Pope proud.
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Cristina offers one last piece of advice to her friend – don’t let what Derek wants eclipse what Meredith needs. Later, Meredith tells Derek that she can’t move. They finally hash out their problems and Meredith calls Derek out for taking the job at D.C. when he said he’d take a step back. She doesn’t want to be in his shadow like her father was in her mother’s shadow. Meredith puts her foot down that she’s not leaving Seattle and Derek isn’t happy about it.
After a terrorist threat on the hospital, April (Sarah Drew) had doubts about having the baby, but in a surprise twist, Jackson (Jesse Williams)’s mom convinced her otherwise.
Cristina left Alex (Justin Cambers) her shares in the hospital and her seat on the board! Even though the Chief Webber (James Pickens Jr) already offered it to Bailey (Chandra Wilson)! That should make for an interesting dynamic next season.
But Cristina isn’t alone when she leaves. When Shane realizes that his teacher is exiting, he begs to come along. She agrees and then quits. Unfortunately, there is one goodbye that she doesn’t get as Owen is stuck in the middle of a surgery when she has to catch her cab. So their silent, though highly emotional goodbye is through the gallery glass from the OR. Meredith practically shoves Cristina into the cab, knowing her person won’t leave of her own volition because Cristina feels like she’s not finished. As Meredith says, she isn’t finished; she’s only just begun. Of course, Cristina returns about five minutes later to dance it out one last time with Meredith.
Since we already knew that Shane (Gaius Charles) and Leah (Tessa Ferrer) would not be returning to Grey’s next year, this is how they made their exits: Leah, who came to peace with the fact that she does not have what it takes to be surgeon, slipped out of the hospital with her head held high, after she’s successfully calmed down each of her panicking patients. As for Shane? He begged Cristina to take him with her Switzerland, saying that he wanted to follow his teacher wherever she went. With a smile on her face, Cristina agreed and Shane respectfully quit his residency program.
No doubt, we’re in store for some mega drama and storylines come Grey’s Anatomy‘s 11th season. Dr. Webber and the new Head of Cardiothoracics? A surrogate for Calzona? MERDER??!! Oh my. This finale sure packed a punch and elicited various responses from me ranging from sadness, heart palpitations, crying, laughter, screaming at the TV, etc. It is, in my humble opinion, ranked one of the best in Grey’s history. And not just because of the perfect ending we were promised for Cristina by Shonda Rhimes, but also because of each and every other story told within the framework of Sandra’s departure. Her “goodbyes” were all individualistic, some heartfelt and some so very Cristina. GA may be finished for Sandra, but Cristina will live on. Thank you, Sandra Oh, for delivering such a timeless gift to the world. Cristina Yang’s legacy will resound in our hearts now until forever. YOU are extraordinary and you’ve helped make GA’s 10 seasons absolutely incredible. We’ll miss you!Read More
We’re less than 24 hours away from saying “so long” to the iconic Cristina Yang. As fans gear up to say goodbye, Sandra sat down with TV Guide to salute the character she’s spent 10 seasons making unforgettable. Check out a bit of what she had to say below!
Though Oh says she has no regrets about her time on the show — “There are certain episodes where I wasn’t so crazy about [things], but I guess that’s the same thing with life,” she says — trying to describe the impact that Grey’s Anatomy has had on her gives her pause. “The thing that I feel most fearful about is not being able to act every day,” she says. “I love it. I feel that’s the risk that you take of having a safe and known entity at least for another chunk of time. It’s the ability to come and do your job and everything that goes along with it. It’s a certain amount of routine, people that you love, being familiar with the character.”
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Crowen recap 10 x 22 “We are never ever getting back together”
So this was the much-anticipated or long-dreaded (depending on your perspective) episode of the return of Preston Burke to Grey’s Anatomy. There was much trepidation and anxiety among Crowen fans about what it would actually all mean for our beloved couple. Would she go back to him, even after he left her at the altar and failed to acknowledge her work when he won his Harper Avery award? To be honest, I was expecting something different and I was pretty glad it turned out the way it did. This episode was written by Joan Rater and directed by Rob Corn.
Cristina is headed to the stairs, when she meets Owen. He tells her that the Cleveland Clinic wants her to come and present. Cristina is skeptical, asking if the guy, who won the Harper Avery is too busy. He tells her that the loss does not define her. She replies “good” and that he should stop trying to get her to go somewhere to get over it. He adds that Zurich has been calling three times a day, wanting her to present there, too. He points out that this year has been about the conduit trial and he urges her to take the trip and to find out what she wants to do next. She says that she knows what she wants to do next and that is to get the board meeting over with.
They enter the conference room, where Arizona, Callie, Derek, Meredith and Webber are already waiting. Noticeably absent is the board chairman, Avery. When Cristina and Owen enter the room, Webber says that’s everybody and shuts the door. Callie asks about Avery. Webber replies that they can get started without him, a clear signal that he did not invite the young chairman. He says that he has asked Owen to share some news with them.
Owen says that Dr Russell has given notice and is leaving the hospital. Cristina is shocked since it is her boss, the head of cardio. Owen continues, saying that Russell assured him that it had nothing to do with the Harper Avery situation. Webber adds that it means that it had everything to do with the Harper Avery situation. Arizona is confused and asks what situation. Meredith informs her that no one from this hospital will ever win the award and that Catherine Avery had told Webber this. Owen says that Webber thinks they should appeal.
Cristina interjects that they mean that she should appeal and humiliate herself further. Webber tells her it is not about her. “This is about the hospital getting money for research and to attract more surgeons. We’re already losing top talent.”
Derek points out that Russell is a loss but he is no Cristina Yang. (Just a side thought. It must suck for Dr Russell that his subordinate, who is just a fellow, is considered more brilliant than he is.) Arizona adds that Cristina Yang can’t be Cristina Yang if we lose funding.
Callie points out glumly that the NIH funds winners – people with track records. People with Harper Averys, Meredith notes. Webber looks towards Cristina and asks if she is in (to appeal). She looks around, feeling suddenly pressured. She gets up and leaves, hurriedly. Owen is ready to chase after her but Meredith stops him and tells him that she will go. She catches up with Cristina at the elevator. They enter the elevator and Cristina presses the button. She says that she hates this because she doesn’t want to be reminded of the Harper Avery plus the hospital is in danger of losing grants. As the elevator closes, she points out the irony that being nominated for the award was going to cost her the grants. “Did everyone forget I put a printed conduit in a kid and it worked?”
Meredith points out that a bunch of guys in Zurich didn’t forget and they want her to come and speak about it. She tells her it is an hour of talking for five days in the Swiss Alps, she reminds Cristina, who immediately says that she is not running away. Meredith says that she knows that but Cristina says that is what everyone is going to think. Meredith tells her that the people at the hospital are angry for her and support her. Cristina says she understands that it was a business decision and she has moved on and that everyone else should, too. The elevator door opens and she leaves. She may have said that she has moved on but I don’t think that she really has.Read More
Until the season is over I believe that we’ll continue to see the outpouring of love for Sandra and what she had done over the past 10 years! Here is some of the past cast bidding Sandra farewell!
Visit the source link to see what everyone had to say!
For this post, I chose a few people that were regulars that are no longer on the show. It’s clear that even for them, their time spent on the show and acting along side Sandra had been rewarding!
Sandra will truly be missed! It’s good to know that even though she won’t be on Grey’s Anatomy, we’ll still get to experience Sandra’s acting in other ways!
xoxo !Rolling On! xoxo GreysRcksMyWorldRead More
Did you catch Sandra on Jimmy Kimmel last night? If not, here’s the full interview in 2 parts!
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What a fun interview! I love that Sandra fangirled over Boy George…I would have done the exact same thing! I’m really going to miss seeing this side of Sandra! I don’t think that we’ve gotten to see it enough!
xoxo !Rolling On! xoxo GreysRcksMyWorld