When Grey's Anatomy season 8 ended, quite a few of the doctors were planning to leave Seattle Grace behind. However, that's going to change with the tragic events that have occurred, but someone is saying goodbye to Seattle and will be in another hospital, the second location of the season. Who's leaving?
Grey's Season 9 Spoilers
Ellen Pompeo has revealed to TVGuide.com that "Cristina leaves to go to another hospital in the Midwest," which Meredith sees as her "running away [when] she shouldn't." However, Pompeo also pointed to all the bad that has happened and "Cristina's speech in the finale when she spoke about being so sick of watching people die" as why she leaves. Will anyone else be joining her in saying goodbye to Seattle Grace? It doesn't sound like it since Pompeo went on to say that Meredith "convinces everyone [but Cristina] to stay." Is she going to guilt some of the others into staying after what happened?
With Cristina working in another hospital in Grey's Anatomy season 9, it's going to be even harder for her and Owen to work things out, but they will be doing that this season. Cristina leaving is going to have an impact not only on her relationship with Owen, but her relationship with Meredith as well, especially since Meredith sees this as Cristina just running after a tragedy. While you can understand Cristina's point of view (really, look at everything that has happened in that hospital), you do have to wonder if she'll be back at Seattle Grace this season. If so, what will bring her back? Will she return for Meredith, or could she realize that if she wants to seriously work on things with Owen, they can't do it long distance? Will she realize that she can get the same opportunities back in Seattle and deal with Seattle Grace Mercy Death and leave the Midwest behind?
With Cristina moving to the second hospital, you also have to wonder who will be the new doctors working with her and just how much time they'll spend showing what she's up to. There is also the stand-alone episode coming up for Meredith and Cristina; could that be showing a day in the life for each of them at their respective hospitals and perhaps end with Cristina coming home?
What do you think of the latest Grey's Anatomy season 9 spoilers?
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