More Evidence That Cristina Yang Will Return To ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ Denzel Washington To Direct

Grey’s Anatomy is inching along to bring the series to a crescendo, with the return of Sandra Oh’s fan favorite character Dr. Cristina Yang, the “person” of lead character, Dr. Meredith Grey, played by Ellen Pompeo. The Grey’s Anatomy title character of Dr. Meredith Grey, who has been tortured more than any fictional character on television, which all seems to lead to her need for the return of Cristina Yang, to support Meredith Grey when the going gets beyond rough. And word has it that top actor Denzel Washington will put on his director’s cap when the perfect storm hits Grey’s Anatomy.

According to The Inquisitr, at least behind the scenes, Cristina Yang has been around for Meredith’s drama, and according to Kevin McKidd, who plays Owen Hunt, Yang attended the funeral of McDreamy. McKidd says it is obvious from Grey’s Anatomy stills that Dr. Cristina Yang is standing next to Meredith at the funeral.

Vine Report says that Cristina Yang will be back on Grey’s Anatomy, and even if just for a short time, will be there to pick up the pieces after Meredith Grey’s monthly drama. On top of that, Denzel Washington will be directing. There has always been an agreement that Sandra Oh, who plays Cristina Yang, will be back as needed.

“Cristina was there. I presume Sandra was busy and unavailable for that episode, which was the only reason why [the body double was used]. That funeral sequence was meant to imply that Cristina was obviously there for Meredith. Her presence was felt,” he said to TVLine.

The person called when Meredith needs help is always Cristina Yang.

“Meredith is attacked, and it is as terrifying and as shocking as you would expect for it to be. Get ready to have your guts feel like they’re coming out of you, because it is truly harrowing,” Kelly McCreary, who plays Maggie in the show, said in an interview with TVLine.

The Inquisitr is raising the question about the unusual amounts of drama for Meredith Grey on Grey’s Anatomy, and it might all be leading to the return of Cristina Yang. E! Online reports that the laundry list of Meredith Grey’s dramatic life sound more like that of a soap opera heroine, minus an evil twin.

“She’s fallen into a freezing bay and nearly drowned (in a sorta-suicidal moment), she’s had her hand on a live explosive that only blew seconds after she was removed from harm’s way, she’s been involved in a hostage situation with a gunman that caused her to have a miscarriage, an ambulance she was in broke down on a dark and windy road only to be crashed into, her plane crashed in the woods, she was forced to give birth in a hospital with no power, and her freaking husband died. (That last one may not have caused physical pain, but it was the very worst sort of trauma, we think.) And now, she’s due to be attacked. Reading that back, we can hardly catch our breath. Can’t a girl catch a break? “

Vulture has tried to assemble a list of all of Grey’s Anatomy’s attacks on Meredith Grey, and asks how she is still alive. And luckily, the list brings it up to the present day, and fans wonder if Yang hasn’t come back to hold Meredith’s hand yet, what has to happen for her to jump on that plane?

She had a bad childhood. Abandoned by her father and emotionally abandoned by her workaholic mother, things were tough on Mer from the beginning. Particularly when …

Her mother made Meredith watch her suicide attempt. Ellis Grey slit her wrists in front of her young daughter and forbade her from calling 911. (Meredith disobeyed after Ellis passed out, saving her life.)

Her mother later succumbed to Alzheimer’s. Ellis’s decline and eventual death was painful, though it did inspire Meredith to research finding a cure for the disease.

She found out her boyfriend was married … and then watched him choose his estranged wife over her. Even though Meredith and Derek ended up together, there was a long period when McDreamy was McDouchey.

Then the dog she bought to get over Derek got cancer. And died.

She removed a live bomb from a patient’s body and watched it explode in the hands of Kyle Chandler, who played the head of the bomb squad. (He died.)

Meredith briefly died. In a ferry accident. (Although Derek jumped into the water to save his drowning love interest, so maybe the writers counted this as a net-plus for Mer?)

Her good friend George died. Meredith doesn’t realize she is treating one of her best friends, who was severely disfigured in a horrible bus accident, until he wrote his nickname, 007, in her hand.

Her stepmother died. And guess who her father blamed?

She watched Derek get shot. But not die! (Yet.) Meredith offered the mass shooter — who was on a rampage after his wife died in the hospital — her own life in exchange for letting Cristina operate on and save her husband. She didn’t get shot, but …

She miscarried shortly thereafter. Presumably as a result of the stress.

She almost didn’t get to adopt Zola, an orphaned baby who was brought to the hospital for treatment. Thankfully, the writers gave her a break — but only after a lot of tension and a brief separation.

She was in a plane crash. And while Meredith survived …

It killed her half-sister. Whom Meredith had finally started bonding with.

She had to get a C-section during a power outage. Though the delivery-in-the-dark was successful overall, Meredith later realized she was bleeding internally and had to instruct an inexperienced doc on how to stop the bleed.

Cristina Yang moved to Zurich. Things are hard when your “person” lives on a different continent.

Her marriage was on the rocks. After Derek takes a job in Washington, D.C. — at the bequest of the president, obviously — Meredith suspects he is having an affair with his young research assistant. Although they do share a kiss, Derek quickly breaks it off and realizes he no longer wants a bicoastal marriage. He goes back to Meredith, commitment reaffirmed. Unfortunately …

Derek dies. Tragically. After saving the lives of car-crash victims, he became the victim of a car crash himself and is brought to the worst hospital in the world for treatment. Meredith had to decide to pull the plug on her brain-dead husband. (Oh, and she was surprise-pregnant with his child.)

A doctor whose negligence led to Derek’s death came to work at Seattle Grace. Because of course she did.

Meredith was viciously attacked by a patient. Not only did she almost die, but she almost lost her hearing and ability to speak. A typical day for Meredith Grey.

Hopefully, Shonda Rhimes is done torturing Meredith Grey, and her “person” Cristina Yang will return to Meredith’s side before something else happens.

Do you think Cristina Yang will come back to Grey’s Anatomy for at least an appearance?

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