'Grey's Anatomy' Season 17 Episode 1: Owen says he cheated on Cristina as he hated her, fans say he 'never deserved her'
'Don't feel sorry for Owen after all the hell he put Cristina through...' said a user
Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) has always been something of an enigma for fans. After starting out as a broken and traumatized man, he grew from strength to strength, especially during his relationship with Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh). The two shared a turbulent relationship during Cristina's time on the show and had several rough patches. Nevertheless, fans always maintain that Owen was happiest with Cristina, and that his relationships that followed with Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) and Teddy (Kim Raver) could never match up to it. In fact, Owen's later escapades felt rather bland, compared to his time with Cristina.
There was also a time when Owen cheated on Cristina, something that he brought up during the thrilling premiere of 'Grey's Anatomy', Season 17. He has just found out that Teddy (Kim Raver) was cheating on him with Tom Koracick (Greg Germann), and let's just say that he was not pleased about it. But what raised fans hackles, was that when he brought up Cristina and the time he cheated on her, he used the words, "I cheated on Cristina because I hated her." Oh just shush Owen and go stand in a corner.
Fans are furious because it does seem like an insult to the relationship that he shared with Cristina. "Woooooow, so #Owen you really gonna say u hated #Cristina, oh bihhhh count your fuckin daysss#GreysAnatomy," a fan wrote. "All that hell Owen caused Cristina and he wants me sorry for him?? #GreysAnatomy," a fan wrote. "In case you’ve forgotten, Owen never deserved Dr. Cristina Yang. #GreysAnatomy," a fan tweeted. "I just KNOW Owen hunt didn’t just say he hated Cristina this is why I don’t trust gingers #GreysAnatomy,#greysAnatomy17," a fan wrote.
All that hell Owen caused Cristina and he wants me sorry for him?? #GreysAnatomy— Shanteé (Shan-Tay) (@ShanteeNicole) November 13, 2020
Meanwhile, at the end of the episode, a shocking reveal came in the form of Derek (Patrick Dempsey). Meredith collapsed, presumably and is dying of Covid-19. In her limbo, or rather happy place, she sees Derek, which came as a real shock to fans, who thought that they would never see Dempsey step foot on the show again.
'Grey's Anatomy' airs on Thursdays at 9 pm on ABC.