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CROWEN RECAP – 10 X 11 Man on the Moon
This was one episode that many Crowen fans hoped that they would never see. Yes, they did it. I can’t believe that the Grey’s writers went there by pairing Cristina and Shane together. Overall, there was a lot of Cristina, as expected. We saw a bit of Owen nearer the top of the show, but after that, he was never seen again. Through it all, they only shared one scene, together.
So let’s get the bad news over with. Cristina and Shane are in bed in an on-call room, where she is raising her ya-yas. They have obviously finished doing the dirty deed. She compliments his performance, giving him an A. He goes to kiss her. She pushes him back, saying that they have a lot to do today before the procedure. (I give thanks that we do not see them kiss). He says the conduit is coming off the printer in 2 hrs 47 minutes which gives them another 30 minutes before they have to start prep. He persuades her to do it again.
How many of you were grossed out by this scene? A show of hands, please. Yup, I have two hands in the air. Who wishes they could unsee that? Yeah, me, too. I have to say that I am equally grossed out by this scenario as I was when she hooked up with creepy old Dr. Parker from Mayo. The less said about this horrible scene, the better.
The first time we see Owen, he’s greeting Meredith at the nurses’ station. He tells her it is a big day. Meredith agrees that it is. He asks if she’s going to watch. She is surprised because she doesn’t know what he is talking about. Owen tells her, “Cristina’s surgery.” Meredith says that she has her own surgery.
Owen remembers that it is the pig. (Is this a call back to when he first came to the hospital and stabbed those pigs?) Meredith corrects him and tells him it’s a sheep. Given that Owen doesn’t even know what type of animal that Meredith is using in her surgery, shows the general lack of interest in it.
Then he notices that Webber is coming down the corridor. “Hey, here he comes,” Owen says as all of the doctors clap as Webber is leaving the hospital. Webber wants to know what the big fuss is about.
Meredith says that they came to see him off. Arizona says they couldn’t let him leave without saying goodbye. Callie says they will miss him. Webber says he is just going home, not retiring. He needs a vacation from all of them. Everyone disperses, as Webber is wheeled to the elevator.
Then, we have the only scene in which Owen and Cristina are together. Owen and Shane are in with the Glaziers and baby Nathan, explaining about how they want to live-stream the surgery. Owen is trying to convince them that the cameras will only record the doctors and the surgical field. He tells them that their son’s identity will be completely protected. Cristina and Alex enter the room. She says, “Good morning. Big day.”
Ashley, Nathan’s mom is upset. She says that they’re just hearing about the cameras. Cristina is clearly confused as she has no idea what Ashley is talking about. Shane jumps in and says that they were just telling the Glaziers that they have a lot of people who would like to observe the surgery so they set up a live stream. Don, Nathan’s dad, says that they would feel better if they knew the focus was on the baby and not putting on a show.
Owen says the cameras are there so that if successful, other doctors can learn the technique to help other kids like Nathan. Cristina and Alex exchange incredulous, disbelieving looks. Ashley says that doesn’t work for her and that he’s just a baby.
Cristina saves the project by reassuring the parents that it is she, who will be performing the operation and her focus will be on her son. That’s all she cares about, she tells them. She may have said that then but she is clearly not pleased when all four doctors leave the room to discuss the live-streaming.