'Grey's Anatomy' Season 17 Episode 10: What's next for Teddy and Owen after the 'trauma' experience?
While Owen was by her side taking care of her, it seemed to be purely out of a sense of duty rather than love
Teddy Altman (Kim Raver) faced her demons and how in the last episode of 'Grey's Anatomy'! But while Owen was by her side taking care of her, it seemed to be purely out of a sense of duty rather than love.
Owen even told Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) that he finds Teddy despicable for the pain that she has put him through by cheating on him with Tom Koracick and hiding the fact that she was in love with her best friend Allison. Amelia though explains to Owen that trauma shows up differently in different people.
In Teddy's case, she acted out with her relationships, ultimately leading to an almost catatonic state. In Owen's case, Amelia reminds him he used to strangle Christina (Sandra Oh) in his sleep. She urges him to be more forgiving of Teddy, not just so they can get back together, but so that they can at least co-parent peacefully.
Will Amelia's words of wisdom help Owen to move past the resentment he feels forTeddy? Or will Teddy's own clarity help her to explain her actions to Owen?
The 'Teddy' episode was interestingly directed by Kevin McKidd who plays Owen Hunt. McKidd on the episode says, “Teddy and Owen have been operating from this unconscious place of trauma probably since Iraq. It’s almost like this whole episode is not so much a dream, but it’s about Teddy’s inner soul, if you will, going through this crucible of rebirthing herself. … Instead of living making unconscious decisions, she’s moving into a place of being intentional and conscious.”
So what will those intentional and conscious decisions lead to? Kim Raver, who plays Teddy says, "It’s exciting because now we can springboard into a whole new place. Maybe we both can take ownership of our not-so-good behavior and find out are we even compatible? Can we actually love one another in a healthy, intimate way? Won’t that be fun if it’s them, for the first time, wooing each other? I think that that opens the door for such a beautiful way forward. And if the audience can forgive, it’s going to be a fun journey ahead.”
Raver certainly doesn't hide the fact that she's rooting for Owen and Teddy to be the end game.
To find out if she gets her wish, you can catch new episodes of 'Grey's Anatomy' on Thursdays at 9|8c on ABC.