Friday, April 24, 2009

Grey's Anatomy: Sonay Washington on 'Sweet Surrender'

From the writers of Grey's Anatomy on last night's episode:

When Izzie fake codes and makes Meredith try on ugly wedding dresses, we get the sense that Izzie’s going to be okay - that the chemo won’t affect her. And Izzie believes that too. She fights to maintain who she is throughout the day until her body betrays her. When Izzie vomits, this disease becomes real to her. But what we also see is the beginning of a true friendship between Cristina and Izzie. It took a lot for Izzie to admit that she’s sick to Cristina. That the cancer is winning. And Cristina is there for her. She’s there to wipe her brow and to help Mer with her stupid wedding dresses. And it’s for Izzie. Cristina is there for Izzie. And if anything comes out of this tragedy, it’s their friendship.

And then there’s Cristina, who is hurting over Owen. Here is a guy she can’t have. You see, Cristina never thought she would find love again after Burke. And I’m not comparing Burke and Owen because they are very different, but love is love and Cristina feels it deeply for Owen. And she can’t have him. Can you imagine that? To love someone and they love you but you can’t be together. To see him everyday – every single day, and not be able to touch him, hold him, kiss him. Well, this is the hell that is Cristina’s life right now. She longs for Owen. She wants him. But she can’t have him. Because it’s dangerous to love him. Loving him can get her hurt again. So Cristina stays away and watches him from afar. Does she have hope for them? That they will be together again one day? I don’t know. But I think we should hope for her.

And Owen is trying. He is struggling to heal himself. He’s done with denial. Let’s face it, nothing hits home like choking your girlfriend in the middle of the night. Which is why Owen’s in therapy. And I admire Owen for seeking help right away. It’s brave. Brave because he has to relive things that nearly killed him. And yet he’s given himself over to Dr. Wyatt, hoping she can help. And when Owen defines that feeling at the end, our hearts break because he is so tortured, but we also feel victorious. Because there’s a chance Owen can mend. And with that possibility comes hope. There’s that word again…

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