It has been five years since Cristina Yang danced it out with Meredith Grey for the last time on Grey's Anatomy. Sandra Oh left at the end of Season 10 in 2014, but since Cristina wasn't killed off -- she just went to Zurich -- Oh is asked about returning to the ABC show all the time. All the time. Now that Oh is promoting the return of her award-winning new drama Killing Eve, she's being asked about Grey's once again.
If Grey's Anatomy asked you to come back as a cameo, would you do it? Here's Sandra Oh's blunt response to Extra TV:
No. Creatively, you have moved on. While I know, and I deeply appreciate, because I can feel it from the fans, how much they love Cristina and how the show keeps Cristina alive, for me, [Killing Eve] is my home now. This is where I am… I am Eve and that's where I plan to stay as long as the show will have me.
She was very quick and decisive with that "no" to Extra. Then again, not even a year ago, Sandra Oh was also asked about returning to Grey's Anatomy, and she told TVLine:
I get the question regularly, and I answer it really based on what I'm feeling that day- and today is no.
But tomorrow it could be maybe -- or at least "maybe for the series finale"? That's what I'm hoping, anyway, and I'm pretty sure Shonda Rhimes and/or Ellen Pompeo would be able to convince Sandra Oh to at least cameo for the very last episode of the series.
That could be years from now, maybe even after Killing Eve goes off the air, depending on how long that amazing show lasts. Every time the Grey's Anatomy Powers That Be think the show may be winding down, it finds new life and viewers through Netflix -- and those viewers keep watching the new episodes to keep ratings high. That's how Grey's Anatomy recently passed ER as the longest-running primetime medical drama in history.
Grey's Anatomy is currently airing Season 15, so we've had five seasons without Meredith Grey's Person. Some fans thought Grey's would end after Patrick Dempsey left as Derek. Instead, the show is still going strong and just had one of its most powerful episodes last week with Jo's birth mother.
Speaking of Meredith, though, Ellen Pompeo recently said she'd selfishly love to see Sandra Oh back on Grey's Anatomy, but she loves Killing Eve so much that she'd rather see Oh shine in the lead role on that show than return to the fold with Grey's.
Sandra Oh still keeps in touch with her Grey's Anatomy family off-screen, and recently reunited with Kevin McKidd (Owen) at the Golden Globes, where she won Best Actress in a Television Series for playing MI5 officer Eve Polastri in Killing Eve. Oh, and she also co-hosted the Globes. And she just hosted Saturday Night Live. She's killing it right now. As much as we love Cristina, Dr. Yang has to be the furthest thing from Sandra Oh's mind right now.
Killing Eve is definitely worth catching up on, especially if you're a fan of Sandra Oh. The Season 2 premiere airs this Sunday, April 7 at 8 p.m. ET on both AMC and BBC America. Meanwhile, Grey's Anatomy Season 15 continues Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC ... without Sandra Oh. (For now. And maybe forever.)