Callie woke up due to the noise just as Owen woke up. It was later revealed in his nightmare Owen was trying to save himself. Owen immediately wanted to break up with Cristina, due to his sorrow and fear that he might do something like that again to her. Cristina fought it, saying that she was fine and understood why he did what he did.
But later, after they had sex for the first time, Cristina admitted she couldn't take it, causing them to break up. Hospital Shooting While Cristina and Jackson were trying to save Derek's life after he was shot, the shooter shot Owen. Cristina told Meredith to take him to another OR and get the bullet out. Thus, she scheduled an appointment for abortion. He got angry about her decision and the fact that she didn't include him in it and threw her out of their house.
Owen teamed up with Derek, who split up with Meredith over her tampering with his trial, and they started working on Derek's dreamhouse while both claiming not to care about their wives anymore. Owen avoided Cristina and her calls, not knowing that she wanted to tell him she hadn't gotten the abortion yet. He heard about this from Meredith, who told him that Cristina couldn't do it because of her love for him. If Cristina were to have a child, she'd almost be killed pretending to love the kid as much as she loves surgery, which would also kill the kid.
Meredith pointed out that she knows what it feels like to be raised by a Cristina and she made Owen realize that the guilt of resenting her own kid would eat Cristina, the woman he loves, alive. He searched for Cristina and asked her to sit down with him and talk. She asked him to postpone, as she was in the middle of trying to fix Meredith's abduction of Zola. He realized that that was the case in his marriage too.
Teddy ist seit langer Zeit in Owen verliebt, hat ihm dies jedoch nie gesagt oder gezeigt, da er mit Beth verlobt war. Owen wiederum hatte auch eine Schwäche für Teddy, doch er wusste nicht, dass dies auf Gegenseitigkeit beruht. Nun liebt er Cristina, was er Teddy auch sagt. Als Teddy die Sache über den Kopf wächst und sie kurz davor ist, wieder zu kündigen, versucht Cristina sie aufzuhalten und sagt ihr in einem spontanen Moment der Verzweiflung, dass sie Owen haben kann.
Owen erfährt davon und versucht Cristina zu halten, indem er ständig Sex mit ihr hat, während er Teddy komplett ignoriert. Eine Patientin, die Sterbehilfe wünscht, erinnert ihn an den Tod seines Vorgesetzten Captain Dan im Irak. Nach einem Angriff auf ihren Jeep hatte Owen stundenlang um Dans Leben gekämpft, ihn dann aber auf dessen Wunsch hin sterben lassen. Nur wenig später traf ein Rettungshubschrauber ein. Nachdem es zwischen Owen und Teddy im Fahrstuhl des Krankenhauses fast zu einem Kuss gekommen ist, versucht Owen die komplizierte Lage aufzulösen, indem er Derek dazu ermutigt, Teddys befristeten Vertrag nicht zu verlängern und einen anderen Herzchirurgen einzustellen.
Da der andere Kandidat das Angebot jedoch ablehnt, behält Teddy die Stelle. Meredith kann dies Cristina jedoch nicht sagen, da sie damit Derek hintergehen würde, der ihr im Vertrauen von Owens Verhalten erzählt hat. Owen gesteht Cristina seine emotionale Unsicherheit. After Teddy's husband Henry dies she wallows in her grief and it affects her colleagues and residents, causing Owen to "fire" her so that she can have a fresh start elsewhere. In season 9 Cristina and Owen's marriage is again very strained.
Cristina is working at Mayo Clinic and Owen in Seattle but she returns. Owen asks for a divorce. He later shows that he is still in love with her and only asked for a divorce so Cristina and the others involved in the plane crash get the money. Cristina and Owen reconcile in episode 9 before Bailey's wedding. In season 10, Cristina decides to accept a job to run a state of the art clinic in Switzerland. Owen supports her decision as he realizes no good could come from him asking her to stay, but requests her not to leave him until she has to leave him for good, following which, they both spend two weeks leading to her permanent departure together.
While saying her farewell to her colleagues of the last seven years, there is a possible act of terrorism in Seattle, which later turns out to be just a gas main explosion. Cristina has a quick but emotional goodbye hug with Derek, Bailey, and Webber, leaves her shares of the hospital to Alex, and dances it out with Meredith one last time to an old favorite song. Owen, however, is busy saving a patient in the O.
In Season 11, Owen develops a relationship with Amelia Shepherd. This is off and on throughout Season 11 and 12 until the end of Season 12 where he and Amelia get married. Development[ edit ] Casting and creation[ edit ] McKidd had to postpone his appointment with series' creator Shonda Rhimes due to it being his son's birthday. Can we do tomorrow? As soon as I heard the pitch for the character, I was sold on it.
It's a different energy and a different viewpoint. I thought it was an important story to tell, especially on a prime-time TV show. To get in there and get your hands dirty and explore what trauma surgery is like in war zones and what it's like to rehabilitate yourself to civilian life. It's not just a new doctor showing up.