October 8th, 2010
11:30 AM ET
Cristina Yang is the woman I will never be. She’s outspoken and spunky. She loves to cut people open and relishes in their medical perils. She’s confident that she’s the best. She’s strong. Merciless. Unafraid.
At least, she was until this season.
It turns out that the most tragic death at Seattle Grace wasn't Charles or Reed (remember them?), it was Cristina’s spine.
As episode writer Mark Wilding wrote on the “Grey’s Anatomy” blog: “Cristina is nowhere near healed. At this point she might, in fact, be the biggest freak at Seattle Grace. Her PTSD is crippling. The question remains - will she ever come back from what happened?”
I’d like to know the answer to that as well. I don’t think “Grey’s” fans will appreciate seeing her as the hospital plumber as much as they appreciated her daily OR butt-kicking.
Yet there are some positive side benefits to her emotional turmoil. We got to see Derek and Cristina together in a story line, which was fantastic. And while I don’t see myself sharing a bed with my future-husband (please God let him look like Patrick Dempsey) and my best friend anytime soon, I laughed out loud at Derek’s description of Cristina and Meredith’s ET-like bond.
There’s also, you know, the rest of the cast. Here are just a few of my favorite tidbits from the night:
What’d you think of the episode? Are you hoping Cristina gets her mojo back or are you liking seeing her softer side? Let me know in the comments below!
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