Why Did Sandra Oh Leave Grey's Anatomy?
Cristina Yang, played by Sandra Oh, has been one of the most impactful characters since quite literally the beginning of Grey's Anatomy. Seeing Cristina leave Grey's left us all in tears, and there's no denying we miss her. Speaking of leaving people in tears, she even left her person, Meredith behind! Now that it's been 4 years since her departure, fans are asking will Cristina Yang return to Grey's Anatomy season 15?
In the past, there has been speculation of Cristina returning for the show. Oh's initial reason for leaving and not looking back had been her pursuance of a new character, Eve, in Killing Eve. Oh suggests that she really does love Eve as a character, but to us it seems like she still has a big place in her heart for cardio goddess Cristina.
Sandra Oh Speaks on Returning to Grey's Anatomy
Oh has been asked about the possibility of returning to Grey's, but she seems to give a different answer every time. Recently, she has given us a bit of hope, all while crushing it at the same time.
"I get [the Grey’s] question regularly, and I answer it really based on what I’m feeling that day," Oh told TVLine. "And today [my answer] is no."
While this probably means that we won't see the return of Yang in season 15 of Grey's Anatomy, we're still hopeful. The fact that Oh refuses to flat out deny she will ever return can be exciting for her fans. We'd like to hope that she would never give us such false hopes!
In the past, Oh has spoken up about coming back, saying, "I just don't know. It would just have to feel right."
That's not a no, right?
While we think (or just strongly hope) that Oh will return to Grey's to play Cristina one last time at least for the series finale, only time will tell.
Whatever the case, it's a good thing Shonda didn't decide to kill her! For this bit of hope, Grey's fans everywhere are thankful. Since the only thing seeming to hold Oh back from returning as Cristina is her role in Killing Eve, how much harm could one final episode really do?
We would love to see Cristina back, and there's no reason she shouldn't show fans some love by returning for at lease the series finale! At least for Meredith! However, if we never get to see Cristina again, the legacy she left on Grey's is one of a kind.
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