March 30, 2012 at 3:05 PM ET
Are Cristina Yang and Owen Hunt the new MerDer on "Grey's Anatomy"? It sure seems like it, what with all the drama the duo has endured together. And just like it used to for the now happily married Meredith Grey and Derek Shepherd, the question of "will they or won't they break up" looms heavily over Cristina and Owen's relationship this season.
Considering the big bombshell Owen dropped at the end of the March 15th episode (he cheated on her!), all signs would seem to point to a breakup for the couple who has been through oh so much.
But fans of the pair can relax a little.
"What is coming is hard but it's beautiful and real," series creator Shonda Rhimes tweeted on Thursday night. "I have no intention of splitting them up. I really believe in them."
Whew! But it sounds like Rhimes wasn't joking when she said tough times are ahead.
When the show returns on April 5, things between the couple will hit a boiling point, according to ABC. Being Cristina's "person," Meredith will try to support her BFF, but we suspect that may not go so well. (The tough Yang hasn't exactly been the most open about her hubby problems.)
Even worse, ABC revealed that on the April 12 episode, "a devastated Cristina" is going to bug Owen to tell her the "intimate details of his affair." That can't be good for anyone's emotional well-being! Best of luck to their couples' counselor with that one.
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