In this week's episode of Grey's Anatomy Owen Hunt took back his professional power while at the same time stepping more forcefully into his renewed relationship with Cristina Yang. And in the process, our favorite powerhouse couple showed the trust that's grown between them since their reunion while Owen rallied to fight for what's right in his heart, quickly allying himself with Cristina and her fellow crash survivors' attempts to buy the hospital and thwart the increasingly dismal Pegasus deal.
Owen was moving forward this week, toward the only option he was aware of to save Seattle Grace/Mercy West while keeping the hospital functioning, managing patient care challenges, teaching, and trying to stay calm and centered as a leader while also feeling his own emotional responses to all of these situations. Meanwhile, Cristina - frustrated, sad, and focused on Owen - stepped vigorously into attempting to secure an investor to support their bid to purchase the hospital, thereby providing Owen a more appealing opportunity to save their workplace.
As Cristina and her fellow crash survivors wended their way through the corporate labyrinth of pitching to an eccentric yet sharp outside investor, Owen heard Pegasus was back at the table with a follow up purchase offer. He clung to the offer without knowing all the details, namely that Pegasus planned to liquidate the hospital's assets and fire the employees.
When the survivors' efforts for an outside deal reached an impasse upon their investor finding out they wanted to run the hospital yet possess limited administrative experience, they turned to Richard Webber and, at Cristina's urging, Owen for assistance. Upon hearing from Cristina about their deal and how it was her attempt to protect him and offer him another option to take to the table, Owen is immediately on board. He not only joins in their plan, he intercedes with the board to buy them more time to secure the deal.
Late in the day it seemed all was lost when the investor fell through yet Owen and Cristina remained a team, holding hands and consoling each other over their shared disappointment. Yet they got a not altogether surprising reprieve upon being summoned to a mysterious meeting the next morning. Catherine Avery - Jackson Avery's mother and Richard's paramour - offered up the Harper Avery Foundation as the deal's funding source with one catch, a Foundation representative of their choosing on the team's board. She then announced to all the assembled doctors that their representative would be an utterly flummoxed Jackson.
Elsewhere in the hospital, the interns panicked about their professional opportunities; Alex Karev and Jo Wilson bonded over treating an unusual pediatric tumor patient; Miranda Bailey treated a dialysis patient with depleted arteries; April Kepner counseled a trauma patient to trust in Owen's assessment and treatment of his condition; and we saw the last of Seattle Grace/Mercy West Hospital's physician advisor, Alana Cahill, as the Pegasus deal was scuttled.