Sandra Oh and Kevin McKidd's characters have had a complicated year on "Grey's Anatomy," and the pair's fate moving forward is still uncertain.
Prior to the show's mid-season finale in December, Cristina Yang (Oh) and Owen Hunt (McKidd), had an anything but civil relationship, as the two were still dealing with the fallout from their breakup. The two have dated on and off on the show since the addition of McKidd's character in season 5. Oh is one of the show's original cast members.
Additionally, Cristina's relationship with best friend Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) remains complicated, as the two bicker over their personal and professional lives. The two came to somewhat of a resolve in the mid-season finale, who after fighting while trying on dresses for April's (Sarah Drew) wedding, where Meredith confesses her jealousy of Cristina's success.
Oh, who will depart the series after the completion of season 10, and McKidd recently sat down with OTRC.com to discuss their characters, their relationship on the show and why the show has had such longevity over the years. The show returns on Feb. 27.
WATCH Oh and McKidd's full interview in the videos above and check out five highlights below.
1. How McKidd responded to Oh leaving the show ...
McKidd: "Well, it was at a table read, which was a very emotional table read anyway because it was so much, it was such a celebration. But I kind of already knew."
Oh: "I definitely told him. Kevin and I are very, very close and I feel like if he ever had a major decision it would affect me and I made a major decision and I told him, definitely. So when I did announce it, he already knew and he looked just like that [McKidd gives "puppy dog eyes" to the camera]. A lot of times we'll sit across from each other at the table and so, I'd look up and I could feel it."
2. On their relationship on show ...
McKidd: "I think the spark is always going to be there between these two. I mean, they kind of both gone off this season and done their own dalliance with other people, but I don't know if those things are really gonna ... I don't know, will they or won't they?"
3. On dying (on the show) ...
Oh: "Well, Sandra Oh, hopefully will not die. I don't want my character to die. I hope not, but we don't know. We really don't know.
The actress added that she has a scheduled meeting with creator Shonda Rhimes.
4. Why the show has experienced such longevity ...
Oh: "There aren't a million of these shows, that's why we've lasted as long as we have. But I think it's a combination of, you know, 10 years ago there was a core group of characters who seemed to have just struck a chord, not only with people in America but internationally. And as that core family has changed and family members have come on, we've picked the right people and paired them up with the right people to continue that kind of loyalty with the characters."
5. What's next for Oh?
Oh: "'Tammy,' which is Melissa McCarthy's new film, which is going to be opening next summer, and I'm in that. And I will be going to Chicago, and doing a play at Victory Gardens. I'm doing 'Death and the Maiden.'"
Reporting by George Pennacchio of KABC Television, which produces the nationally syndicated entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).