Get ready to say farewell to one of the most beloved characters on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy”: Cristian Yang. Yang, played by Sandra Oh, is known for her abrasive personality. But viewers fell in love with her as they watched her struggle with her personal life and relished in her successes as one of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital’s best doctors.
In August 2013, Oh announced she would be leaving the show following Season 10. She has been with the hit medical Shona Rhimes-created series since it began in 2005.
"Creatively, I really feel like I gave it my all, and I feel ready to let her go," Oh told The Hollywood Reporter in August. "It's such an interesting thing to play a character for so long and to actually get the sense that she wants to be let go as well. [Cristina] wants to be let go, and I am ready to let her go. We have to start the process, story-wise, for the Grey's writers to think of why she's going to go."
Currently, Cristina is being forced to decide which of two dying siblings will get a heart transplant. In a sneak peek posted by E! News, the parents of the children tell the doctor they can’t decide; it has to be her decision. The news site added that Oh's departure will also mark the return of Dr. Preston Burke, who is played by Isaiah Washington. The character famously left Cristina at the altar during Season 3. "He gives her story that full-circle moment we need to properly say goodbye to our beloved Cristina Yang," Rhimes told E! News.
-Oh, screw beautiful, I’m brilliant! You wanna appease me, compliment my brain!
-If there’s no food, I’m going home.
-How am I supposed to get through the holidays without liquor?
-I’m laughing, just not externally.
-Have some fire. Be unstoppable. Be a force of nature. Be better than anyone here, and don’t give a damn what anyone thinks. There are no teams here, no buddies. You’re on your own. Be on your own.
-Pretty good is not enough, I wanna be great.
-(She wore red on her wedding day) I’m not wearing white. It’s sexist and vaguely racist.
-If you want crappy things to stop happening to you, then stop accepting crap and demand something more.
-Being aware of your crap, and actually overcoming your crap are two very different things.
-There comes a point where it all becomes too much. When we get too tired to fight anymore. So we give up. That’s when real work begins. To find hope where there seems to be absolutely none at all.
-Cristina: You're a shark.
Shane: I'm not, I swear.
Cristina: Ross, it's a good thing. All great surgeons are sharks. You see what you want. Do whatever it takes to get it like me. Don't ever apologize. Sharks never apologize.
-Good. You almost make me want to learn your name.
-Dr. Thomas: This is the biggest aneurysm I have ever seen.
Cristina: Considering your age, that's saying something.
-I'm not a spoon. I'm a knife and I'm going to stab you in the eyeball.
-I can't move. I need to move but I can't. I think I may be frozen to this spot.
-You are my person. You will always be my person.
- I haven't had sex for like three days and I think it's giving me super powers. Everything is bright and clear. I am solving problems. No wonder you are so organized, you have virgin super powers.
- Well we went through the scariest thing a person can go through and we survived. So now everyday's just a gift. And now we're all blessed. Blessed to be here, blessed to be doing what we do best, which is saving lives. Every day. One life at a time. We're healed so that we can continue healing others.
- I think your either born simple or you're not. I want to be the person who gets happy over finding the perfect dress. I want to be simple because no one holds a gun to the head of a simple girl.
-Jackson: Since when do they bribe residents?
Cristina: They don't, unless you're me. A god.
“Grey’s Anatomy” airs on ABC Thursdays at 9 p.m. Cristina’s final episode will be on May 15.
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