Thursday, October 30, 2008

Grey's Anatomy: Major Hunt Here To Stay?

There's a new badass in town, and his name is Major Owen Hunt, or as we like to call him around here, Major Hottie McHotPants. Kevin McKidd's Army surgeon character returns to Seattle Grace tonight...presumably to spice things up with one Miss Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh).

So how long is he staying and what fiery ginger spice is in the works for Owen and Cristina? Lucky for you, we hit the set to get the word from Kevin McKidd himself....

According to McKidd, the arrival of Major Owen Hunt is going to be a shock to Seattle Grace's system, since after all those years of doing battlefield medicine, he doesn't play by the polite rules of a cosmopolitan teaching hospital.

He told us, "These Army trauma surgeons...Their methods in the field are improvised and not by the book. Hunt deals with stuff on the hoof and uses stuff he has around him to fix stuff." McDreamy, McSteamy...MacGyver? Yes please!


As you saw in the pilot, Cristina and Hunt have a little somethin'-somethin' brewing. According to McKidd, "There's something, there's a little flame growing there between him and Cristina. I don't think it's going to be a simple journey for those two, but there's something definitely going on. We don't know if it's going to be a smooth road or a rocky one."

Hate to break it to you dude, but it's Grey's Anatomy. The road will be rocky! (Mmmm...Did someone just say Rocky Road to a pregnant woman? Cruel.)

What kind of challenges will Cristina and Hunt face if they take each other on? McKidd told us: "The thing that's interesting is that she's damaged in that way because of her past experience. He's not the most together guy because he's just been in a war zone for the last three years of his life. So I think maybe there'll be some healing going on between the two of them."


I've been getting fan emails for weeks hoping that Major Hottie would return to stay. Will McKidd stay on, long-term? Survey says: "Possibly." (Though my sources tell me they've heard he's most likely becoming a series regular.)

According to McKidd, "It's exciting to be thrown into such an established group and strong characters, strong-minded characters. And this guy Owen Hunt is very strong-minded and very dedicated to what he's doing and the job. He's pretty damaged, so he wants to keep a distance from people I think. It's going to be interesting to see what that adds to the chemistry of the show."

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