‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17: Are Owen and Teddy Still Together? Kevin McKidd and Kim Raver Still Have Hope for the Relationship

Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 just went on winter hiatus, and fans can’t stop thinking about Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) and Teddy Altman’s (Kim Raver) rollercoaster romance. After Owen found out about the affair with Tom Koracick (Greg Germann), Teddy revealed why she really named their daughter Allison. Now, it looks like Owen has had enough. But even so, both McKidd and Raver still think there’s hope for the relationship — here’s why.

What happened to Owen and Teddy in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17?

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In the Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 finale, Owen caught Teddy sleeping with Tom ahead of their wedding. The cheating couple accidentally left Owen a voicemail of their hookup. Nevertheless, Teddy made it clear to Tom she was still choosing Owen.

Finally, Owen confronted Teddy about the affair in Grey’s Anatomy Season 17. Then in the last episode of the year, Richard Webber (James Picken Jr.) told Teddy what she needed to hear so she wouldn’t continue making the same mistakes. So she opened up to Owen about her relationship with Allison Robin Brown (Sherri Saum), revealing she was in love with her best friend. 

While Teddy delved into her past, she was unable to understand why Allison was connected to her relationship with Owen. So the conversation left Owen — and viewers — a little confused and frustrated.

“Ever since our wedding day, I tried to piece it together. Our history, searching for when you changed and became someone that was capable of doing things that I couldn’t understand,” Owen told Teddy. “It turns out that you didn’t change. Turns out I just never really knew you.”

Kevin McKidd thinks Teddy and Owen will get back together on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Kim Raver as Teddy Altman and Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt on 'Grey's Anatomy' Season 17 Episode 6
Kim Raver as Teddy Altman and Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17 | ABC

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While Owen stormed out of his conversation with Teddy in Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 Episode 6, McKidd still believes the relationship can be mended. When speaking with Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley on the Jan. 14 episode of Stars In The House, the hosts asked whether he still had hope for the couple moving forward. Then McKidd responded, “Yeah, I do.”

“Teddy and Owen have been through so much,” the actor continued. “And listen, Owen has not been a saint — let’s be honest — over the years. Look at his track record for a minute. But yeah, Owen’s really hurt.”

That said, McKidd acknowledged that Teddy and Owen will need to work on a few things before moving on. But ultimately, he thinks the two surgeons can make it through this rough patch, considering everything they’ve been through in the past.

“I think they’re gonna be fine,” McKidd said. “I mean, I think there’s going to be some healing going on, and there’s going to be some conversation. But I think Owen and Teddy have been through war together, [so] they can get through this. I hope. But who knows?”

Kim Raver hopes Teddy and Owen will heal in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17

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For the most part, it seems Raver is on the same page as McKidd. Still speaking with Rudetsky and Wesley on Stars In The House, Raver admitted she’s just as upset with Teddy as most Grey’s Anatomy fans. But she hopes to see her character heal when the Shondaland series returns after the break.

“I know she is really messing up right now! I agree. But we’re human,” Raver said. “That’s what [creator Shonda Rhimes] has always shown… our dark side. And hopefully, we will show her healing!”

The actor later added, “[Teddy’s] really stepped into a bad cycle in her life. What’s going to be amazing is how she reaches out to the other people in the hospital for her healing.”

No matter what Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 has in store for Teddy and Owen, at least McKidd and Raver think their characters will be just fine. But in an interview with Entertainment Tonight from December 2020, executive producer Meg Marinis hinted at what’s to come — and the couple’s journey will not be easy.

“They still have a very messy road ahead of them,” Marinis said.

Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 is expected to return on March 4, 2021.