This just in: Major Hottie and Cristina are most definitely a go!
We just chatted up Grey's Anatomy star Kevin McKidd, and he revealed, "We are going to get there" and that it was pretty much "love at first sight."
However, it's not going to be easy, and for now, they aren't telling a soul. Not even Cristina's "person," Meredith!
Why? What's delaying them from going for it and telling the world? McKidd gave us the inside dish on their "clandestine" romance...
First things first. Lest you doubt the depth of the Major's feelings for our favorite iceberg of a doctor, Cristina Yang, McKidd told me: "I read this season's premiere as these two people's eyes meet over a crowded ER, and that it's a love at first sight scenario. That is the initial impulse that you see in the premiere, and then it's complicated by loads and loads of other stuff and a lot of baggage."
It's not all drama though. McKidd thinks they're a good match, saying, "They're kind of similar. They're almost two peas in a pod...I think he's very connected to Cristina." Awww, Forrest has found his Jenny!
So what are those complications that keep Cristina and Hottie apart?
"He has a fear," McKidd said, "which is illogical but that is real to him, that if he gets close to someone, then they'll be taken away from him because that's what happened to all his colleagues when that bomb exploded in Iraq. It's a psychological problem that he works through during the season and gets over, I think. He's going to get close to people, and at the end of the day, he's a good man, but at the moment he's going through some personal stuff."
You know what they say about fools and the rushing? Well, these two are no fools. Unlike most relationships on Grey's where the couple hooks up first and figures out the feelings later, McKidd said, "I think it's going to be a slower burn than you usually get on the show. I think that's going to be good because they're both quite private people and quite individual people."
So when will they go public? Even though Cristina practically lives in Derek (Patrick Dempsey) and Meredith's (Ellen Pompeo) bed, Meredith won't be nearly so involved in Cristina and Owen's love life. "Cristina's quite private," McKidd said, "and Owen Hunt, certainly—he's not really blabbing about what's going on in his personal life. This relationship between Owen and Cristina is kind of clandestine for a long time. I think Meredith knows something's going on, but I don't think Cristina's really telling her about it. We're a few episodes ahead of you, and we're not at the point yet where it has all really come out, so it will be interesting to find out what Meredith's take on it is, when the word gets out."
Are you lovin' McKidd? Your emails tell me yes, you are, but use the comments to shout it to the cheap seats.
Grey's Anatomy airs tonight at 9 on ABC.
—Reporting by Jennifer Godwin