Uh oh — Grey’s Anatomy star Kevin McKidd (Owen Hunt) is down for the count! While playing tennis alongside tennis great Chris Evert in a charity event, the 2013 Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic, on Sunday, Kevin injured his right calf muscle. Ouch!
In case you’re not a huge sport-a-holic, you might be wondering who Chris Evert is. To catch you up to speed, Chris is a crazy huge star in the tennis world — in fact, she used to be the number one player in the world. Whoa!
All was going well for Kevin — have you seen the yummy breakfast they fed these people at the event? — until his game, when he got hurt while playing with Chris against Elizabeth Shue and pro tennis player Mats Wilander. But no harm, no foul (or whatever sports metaphor is appropriate here… anyone? Anyone?), because Chris and Kevin still won the match, and according to Kevin, he had a great time.
“Had a blast @ChrissieEvert tennis event today,” Kevin tweeted. “So psyched to play with her, Mats Wilander, and Elizabeth Shue. #goodtimes.”
“You played awesome,” Chris tweeted in reply. “Big serves, dealt with the pressure like a pro, volleyed like a demon, and held your partner up!!!”
And if you’re worried about Kevin’s injury, we’re assuming all is well — he was back up and at ‘em tonight, headed off in his formal wear to tonight’s events at the classic. He cleans up pretty good, don’t you think?
And just in case Kevin’s more hurt than he’s letting on, we know a killer orthopedic surgeon. Maybe he should stick to being the chief of surgery from now on?
Luckily for all of us Cristina Yang fans — in other words, all of us — Sandra Oh has been vocal about wanting to guest-star in future seasons of Grey’s Anatomy after leaving the show at the end of Season 10. And on-screen love Kevin McKidd (Owen Hunt) has some awesome ideas about how a return of the Yang could resurrect Crowen.
“I’m hoping for it really,” he tells TV Guide. “There are loads of ideas kicking around. I said to Sandra that she should leave and go off and do her thing and I [as Owen] end up in some disastrous relationship. [Then] she comes back when the show eventually ends in however many years time and saves Owen from this hellish marriage he’s found himself in.”
Yes, please! After all, this new chick Emma may be cute, but is she really wife material for our favorite hunky redhead? We’d much rather see him married to — or, at least, in committed relationship with — Cristina.
In any event, don’t expect a clear-cut ending for the star-crossed surgeons at the end of Season 10: “Maybe it’s going to be left with a dot-dot-dot. Maybe it’s more fun in a way to leave them without a full stop at the end of the sentence. That feels more organic to me … because I would imagine they’re not going to kill Cristina and she is still a living character in the world that can show up at any time.”
And, as he argues, closure wouldn’t be appropriate for Christina anyway: “For Cristina, things have never been tied up with a nice bow. So that’s how it should end. Maybe with some sense of peace, but certainly not with an, ‘OK, we’re good. I’ll send you a postcard.'”
What would be the ideal scenario for Cristina’s triumphant return? Pitch us your best storyline below.
Last month, “Grey’s Anatomy” kicked off its 10th season and on Oct. 10, the show will air its 200th episode. OTRC.com correspondent Chi-Lan Lieu caught up with a few of the cast members from the hit medical drama at a celebration for the 200th episode.
While most of the stars admitted they too are curious to see how Callie and Arizona’s drama plays out, they also revealed a few interesting bits of information about what will happen in the 200th episode and beyond.
Many of the cast members also talked about co-star Sandra Oh, who revealed in August that she will exit her role as Dr. Cristina Yang at the end of this season.
Check out five things we learned at the 200th episode party below and watch interviews with the show’s stars above.
1. The doctors have a little competition going at a gala to raise money for the hospital.
“The hospital is struggling, financially, because of this storm and the impact on the insurance claims. You know, they need money fast. These doctors have just bought this hospital and they’re out of money,” Kevin McKidd, who plays Dr. Owen Hunt, said. “So they decide, in their great wisdom, to throw a gala, but being doctors and not being like party organizers things go — take an interesting turn. So, it’s a really fun episode. It’s a big celebration of the show, as well as really fun.”
“Jackson [Jesse Williams] puts everybody, all the doctors, all the attendings, in competition with each other to raise the most money at the gala,” Sara Ramirez, who plays Dr. Callie Torres, said. “Whoever raises the most money gets a huge grant for the department and so Callie finds an interesting way to get sympathy — raise money through sympathy about Arizona — her situation with Arizona.”
2. The gala gives the interns a chance to take care of the hospital and they have “a lot of power” behind them this season.
“All of the interns are at the hospital, except for Jo [Camilla Luddington], so they’re actually taking care of the hospital while we’re at the fundraiser,” Ramirez said. “A lot of craziness ensues at the hospital as well as the fundraising gala.”
“I think the interns are really, really, uniquely directed this year,” Jessica Capshaw, who plays Dr. Arizona Robbins, said. “Like I felt like there’s a lot of power behind them. I think there’s a lot of charge and I think that they’re discovering who they are or the writers are this year. ”
3. Jo and Alex [Justin Chambers] will have communication problems and he gets a special visit.
“For Jo and Alex, it’s a lot of development in their relationship, kind of getting to know each other and communication seems to be one of their big problems,” Luddington said. “So, they have to learn to communicate and that’s something you see a lot at the beginning of this season.”
“The 200th episode. There is a gala and it’s a little bit crazy inside. Jo has been invited by Alex and he’s sort of ignoring her all night ’cause he doesn’t want to be there,” she added. “They kind of butt heads all evening and that’s where their communication problems come out, they realize, at that gala.”
Meanwhile, Chambers told Lieu, “They’ll be someone from Alex’s past visiting.”
4. Cristina’s relationships with Owen and Meredith [Ellen Pompeo] are complicated and exciting.
Oh said about her character’s relationship with Owen, “I don’t know what’s going to happen at the end of the season, I don’t know what’s going to happen with Christina, I don’t know what’s going to happen with she and Owen, but, I can say near the beginning part you’ll see, you know, certain consequences of the decision she’s making.”
McKidd added, “Cristina and Owen, are still — even though they’re not together, my gut tells me it’s still going to be complicated between them.”
Oh also said of Cristina’s relationship with Meredith, “Some really fantastic, I just think, so exciting stuff is going to go on with her friendship with Meredith. Yeah, very, very exciting. It’s been fantastic to play.”
5. There will be a more laughs this season.
“What’s really fun about this season is that there’s a lot of comedy. So, we’ve been just laughing like crazy at every table read and I love that the levity is coming back,” Sarah Drew, who plays Dr. April Kepner on the series, said. “You know, there’s still going to be a lot of intensity and a lot of drama, as there always is, but there’s gonna be a lot of laughs. So, that’s fun.”
She added about her character, “April, of course, is in the midst of this love mess, so we’ll see what happens with that.”
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All you Crowen shippers, Kevin McKidd (Owen Hunt) was this close to sacrificing his Grey’s Anatomy career for the sake of your favorite romance.
OK, we don’t know if that was his main rationale. But, in a new interview with TV Guide, Kevin says that he nearly called it a wrap when he heard that onscreen love interest Sandra Oh (Cristina Yang) was leaving — and that he initially wanted a different fate for Cristina and Owen.
“I wrestled with it a little bit because I thought it might be nice to have Cristina and Owen walk off into the sunset together,” Kevin reveals. “But, for whatever reason that it’s obviously the right moment for Sandra to do this, for me, it isn’t.”
So, Kevin seems on board to continue for as long as the show lasts, which suggests that either Owen and Cristina will stay separated or that they’ll have some sort of long-distance and hardly-mentioned relationship.
Besides, Kevin says, he has more work to do as Owen.
“Sandra, Ellen, Patrick, and all those guys have four or five years on me at playing these characters,” he explains. “I still feel like I have areas of Owen I’d like to get a chance to explore because I really love this character the more and more I get to play him.”
Would you have preferred a Grey’s Anatomy without Owen but with the comfort of knowing that he and Cristina are together? Or would you rather have Kevin on the show as Cristina’s ex? Sound off below!