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Crowen recap 10 x 03 – Everybody’s Crying Mercy
At the end of last week’s episode, it seemed that Cristina and Owen were going to try to navigate this new world where they would no longer be lovers. As we see in this episode, it’s still very hard on both parties.
The first scene opens with Cristina at Alex’s house, observing that intern Jo (aka Ponytail McGee or Hairball, as Cristina had previously dubbed her on two separate occasions) is sleeping on the living room floor with her fellow interns, who apparently had an overnight study session.
She then goes in to Alex’s bedroom and tells him to move over, as she gets into the bed next to him. She tells him that she hadn’t been able to sleep all night and she was bored. Alex tells her “Nope.” She responds, “In your dreams.” He then advises her to call Hunt. She quietly says no. Her tone is recognition of the state of affairs between her and Owen.
He then says that she should try the internet. “For porn?” Alex says for dating, so she could find somebody else to get horny with. “I have a girlfriend,” he declares.
Cristina notes that the said girlfriend is passed out with her friends. “Does she ever sleep with you?” she asks. “Did you guys have sex and it was awful?” Alex replies in the negative. Cristina continues to needle him, asking whether it was him who was awful and that he was so ashamed that he couldn’t even look at her. He says no. “Was it weird? Is she a man? Does she have a secret penis?” Cristina asks.
“Shut up!” Alex implores. Then, the light dawns. Cristina realizes that Alex and Jo have not had sex as yet. She notes that it has been like a week and they haven’t done the deal, as yet. “What have you done with Evil Spawn?”
“I was sleeping,” Alex says. She nuzzles him and says that she knew he would make her feel better.
I love the Alex and Cristina dynamic. They are so much like brother and sister and this scene was a wonderful example of that. On a clearly superficial note, did you all see that lavender nail polish that Cristina was sporting? It was so pretty.
The next time, we see Cristina, she and Arizona are being led by Owen in one of the corridors of the hospital. Arizona is all perky with a brand new haircut and a red dress with an asymmetrical neckline. Cristina observes, “haircut” and says nothing else. Arizona tells Cristina that she has to say “nice haircut” or she’ll think that it is a bad haircut.
“You look tense,” Cristina replies.
“Say I look nice,” Arizona demands. Cristina accedes to her request and tells her that she looks nice.
Owen leads them into the badly damaged Outpatient Surgery Wing, which has a huge hole in the roof. The place has suffered tremendous storm damage. Owen tells Arizona and Cristina that it is leaking money. Insurance can’t handle it, right now, since they have been swamped by claims.
Owen informs them that the regular ORs are being overloaded with patients, who could have been treated in the Outpatient Surgery Wing. He wants the board to get together and make a plan. Arizona protests that they are all swamped, now that Webber is down and MerDer are doing diaper duty. Owen also adds that she and Torres can’t be in the same room, together.
As he says that, Cristina’s face changes expression, a reflection on what she thinks about being in the same room with Owen. She knows she can’t be in the same room with Owen, too, but for an entirely different reason from Arizona and Callie.
Arizona excuses herself, saying that they need doctors more than board members. Owen argues that they need both or they were going to be in a lot of trouble. As Arizona leaves, Cristina goes to Owen to take his hand but stops herself halfway from doing so. “I should go,” she says.
“Why?” he asks, softly. She answers that they can’t be alone together. He replies that they’re just talking about work. Cristina makes her exit, with some strange hand movements, indicating that she has somewhere to go.