Why Ellen Pompeo Is Okay Without Sandra Oh's Return Right Now

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Ellen Pompeo Reveals Her Thoughts on Sandra Oh's Return to Grey's Anatomy

As massive Grey's Anatomy fans, we miss seeing Sandra Oh on Grey's Anatomy as Cristina Yang.

Ever since her departure from the hit medical series, we have felt her absence. The fierce and brilliant surgeon was gone and the shift made the show feel vaguely unfamiliar.

Eventually, the show moved on and so did Oh.

In 2019, something phenomenal happened. Oh won Best Actress in a Drama at the Golden Globe Awards for her work on the BBC series Killing Eve. We couldn't be happier for her, not only fans of her work, but as a member of the Grey's family.

We love watching her success with Killing Eve, even if that means that we won't be seeing her back on Grey's Anatomy anytime soon. This notion is reflected by Oh's former onscreen person, Ellen Pompeo, and what Pompeo has to say will seriously melt your heart.

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When asked if Oh's success with Killing Eve would ever prohibit her from ever returning to Grey's Anatomy, Pompeo admitted that while she would love to have Oh back on the medical drama, she would rather watch Oh thrive.

“Selfishly I would love to see Sandra Oh come back to Grey’s,” Pompeo said. “But I also love Killing Eve so much, and I love seeing her have so many of these incredible moments. So, as much as I love Sandra, I’d rather see her shine out on her own. I enjoy that more. That‘s more gratifying to me.”

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While we're obviously a little heartbroken at the thought of Oh never returning to Grey's Anatomy, we also know that we don't live in a world filled with definitive ultimatums, especially when it comes to roles in Hollywood.

We don't know if Oh will ever return to Grey's for an episode.

However, what we do know and love is that Pompeo would put the success of a former costar above a television show.

And as for whether or not Oh would actually come back to the series, never say never, right?

When Oh made her exit on Grey's Anatomy, she said, "Eventually [Grey’s] will have to come to a close, and I would love to come back [for the series finale]."

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