The Next Episode of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17 Parallels This 1 Cristina Yang Storyline

When the next episode of Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 returns, Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) takes care of another broken person, Teddy Altman (Kim Raver). The whole situation reminds fans of a past Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) storyline. 

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ stars Kim Raver, Sandra Oh, and Kevin McKidd | Danny Feld/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

When is the next episode of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’?

After a long winter break, Grey’s Anatomy returned on March 11, 2021. Luckily since returning, the long-running medical drama airs weekly on Thursdays at 9 p.m. EST on ABC. The next episode of Grey’s Anatomy Season 17, Episode 9, “In My Life,” airs March 25.

“After a heart-wrenching loss, Teddy struggles to cope, and it triggers memories of her past,” the synopsis reads. “Amelia tries to help the situation by encouraging Owen to accept and forgive Teddy.”

The next episode of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17 promo trailer is tragic

When Grey’s Anatomy returns, Teddy hallucinates visions of Andrew DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti), who died recently. She insists that everything is her fault and tries to convince DeLuca that he could come back. Meanwhile, Owen and Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) talk about Teddy’s health.

“She hasn’t spoken,” Owen says in the promo trailer. “She hasn’t eaten. If something doesn’t change soon, I’m going to have to get her admitted.”

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Although Owen is taking care of Teddy, he is still furious at her for cheating on him and lying to him about their daughter’s name. Amelia pleads with Owen to forgive her.

“The only time I’ve ever seen that kind of look, it’s in soldiers,” Owen adds. “And plenty of them never came back.”

Cristina Yang and Teddy Altman have a similar storyline

In Grey’s Anatomy, Season 7 Episode 2, Cristina Yang fell to the floor during an operation. Someone bumped a tray of tools onto the floor, and it sounded like a gunshot to Yang. She immediately had flashbacks of the shooter in the hospital. Fans can’t help but point out how similar the two storylines are.

“Wow, this is really going to be the second time that Owen will have to take care of a broken person,” one fan wrote on Reddit.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Kevin McKidd and Sandra Oh as Owen Hunt and Cristina Yang | Adam Taylor/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

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In the next episode of Grey’s Anatomy, Owen takes care of Teddy as he did with Cristina so many years ago. Many fans wonder if Teddy will live or if something more tragic will happen. Cristina quit the program at the hospital after her breakdown in the OR. It took her many episodes to recover. 

“Suicide and depression are things that a lot of healthcare workers are dealing with,” another viewer added. “This season was explicitly to air those problems for the healthcare workers. I’m glad they’re dealing with this. They’ve never had this kind of storyline.”

While some fans are happy to see Grey’s Anatomy touching on real-life events, others are worried that Teddy will not pull through. The next episode of Grey’s Anatomy airs on March 25 at 9 p.m. EST on ABC.