8 Times Cristina Yang Was Our Favorite ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Doctor
If you’re a ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ fan, chances are you’re more than accustomed to the show’s heart-wrenching season finales. There have been deaths…hospital shootings…plane crashes…runaway grooms. You name it, we’ve probably cried about it. However, this year’s pivotal conclusion is going to gut viewers like never before as the one and only Cristina Yang scrubs into Grey Sloan Memorial for the very last time. Talk about a scalpel right to the heart.
We’ve known for several months now that Sandra Oh would be making her big departure by the close of Season 10, but it’s still so hard to imagine the series without her. She was a hardcore surgeon with a feistiness like no other. So in honor of her character’s final hurrah, we’ve decided to compile some classic Cristina moments that prove why we love her just oh-so-much. What can we say — she’s our person!
When she ate all the hot dogs.
This lady is more than just an amazing surgeon. She’s also an incredibly fast hot dog eater. This moment was the perfect way to reinforce her competitive nature, while also showing a fun side we may not always get to see. Girl’s got some serious skills. Hungry, anyone?
When she rejected McSteamy's advances.
McSteamy, meet McSassy. It takes a strong type of woman to resist the charms of such a beautiful male specimen, but Cristina managed the task with ease, much to the hot doctor’s dismay. Doesn’t he know this isn’t some giddy schoolgirl he’s dealing with? It’s Cristina freaking Yang! Watch the hilarious exchange go down above and see just how well Mark takes to the idea of rejection.
Though most of the time we’re used to seeing her in blue scrubs, here Cristina proved that she can glam herself up better than anyone as she prepared for her first official date with Dr. Burke. Preferably, I prefer the red dress, but Cristina said it best: "She could do hot in her sleep."
When she gave us all the feels.
Nothing could have prepared us for Season 3’s heartbreaking fallout when Burke left a devastated Cristina at the altar. And watching her stand around the apartment they shared, realizing that he’s gone for good, was nothing short of torture. It’s every bride’s worst nightmare come to life and marks one of the best performances in Oh’s time on the series. I mean, she literally had to be cut out of her wedding dress. Sit through one viewing of this and there won’t be a dry eye in the house.
When she danced it out.
Like many of us, Cristina knows that, sometimes, in order to solve life’s many problems, you just need to shut up and dance. It clears the mind…makes you brave…but also, it’s just a ton of fun, especially with friends.
No one else could strike fear into the hearts of baby interns quite like Cristina Yang. Her tough, no-nonsense attitude always left them shaking in their scrubs. And while we’d never want to go up against her ourselves, it was sure fun to see others try, especially when getting assigned their designated seven dwarf name.
When she bonded with Mr. Feeny.
Who would’ve thought Cristina Yang and Cory Matthews would have so much in common? Granted, actor William Daniels wasn’t actually playing Mr. Feeny during his time on the show, but watching Cristina receive words of wisdom from such an iconic TV figure really was a thing of beauty. As far as dynamic duos go, it doesn’t get much better than this.
When she became our person.
As we all know, Cristina is not normally one for emotional speeches or outbursts of affection, which is just one of the many reasons that made this moment so perfect. She may not let many people into her life, but when push comes to shove, Meredith is the “person” she relies on most. It’s a rare glimpse at Cristina’s vulnerable side and we absolutely love her for it. Never change.
Be sure to tune in for Cristina Yang's final episode during this week's finale of 'Grey's Anatomy' airing Thursday, May 15 at 9/8c on ABC.
Best char of the whole series. She's the "shaker" that can loosen the knots when its too tight. Usable for sarcasm aswell as hardcore surgery!
Will be missed
Message Posted On May 13th, 2014, 9:45 am
This is horrible. A bunch of good characters were killed off, Izzie left in disgrace, and they are sending off the horrible Yang character (baby killer x2) as a princess.
Good ridance! I'm glad she's gone.