Owen is insufferable in this moment and Emma, girl, you’re better off without the guy.Callie and Erica are important because their relationship helped Callie come out as bisexual and also because it meant we got to see Mark Sloan repeatedly ask for a three-way. There was chemistry between them, obviously, but Erica was never THE ONE for Callie.They even start talking about building a family together — all of Mark’s dreams are coming true. These two are technically still together when Mark and Lexie’s plane crashes, but even if that didn’t happen, Julia never stood a chance against Lexie. Only, when Emma tells Owen that she’d like to have three kids and she’d leave her job to raise them, his brain is mysteriously replaced with that of a coldhearted alien.He thought he wanted kids, but now what he wants is a partner who is just as committed to her job as he is.Callie pretty much spent the entirety of this relationship telling George she loved him and not getting a response, dealing with judgy looks from George’s judgy friends (I love them, but they are judgy), helping George deal with the death of his father, and then getting cheated on by George. Well, this is a unicorn: Mark Sloan in a stable, adult, non-tragic relationship. She volunteers to cook Thanksgiving dinner even though we all know that is legit crazy. Which, to our knowledge, is all Owen has ever wanted in life.
Eli is great and should he make a surprise return to snatch up some other eligible doctor, I would not hate that. They are super-hot together, they started out casual and after being apart realized they wanted something more, and now they are working together to fix the maternal mortality rate in the United States. Mc Vet is very dreamy but he isn’t If I were the fanfiction-writing type, I’d be writing novels about how one day the very nice Nurse Rose runs into a very nice veterinarian named Finn and they laugh and laugh about how they ever thought they had a shot at breaking up the eternal love of Meredith Grey and Derek Shepherd and then they fall in love and have very pretty children and probably three dogs.
So when Hahn walked off into the Parking Lot of the Unknown, it wasn’t a huge loss.
You know those things where while the thing is happening you are super okay with it and it seems like it works and then you think back on that thing years later and you’re like, “Holy hell, that seems like a terrible idea, why would I ever do that? We never really get to see the romantic side of Bailey’s first marriage, only its destruction.
Tucker isn’t around much, but the relationship is extremely important to Bailey’s character development. Bailey learns a lot about herself through her time with Tucker, getting her ready to meet the true love of her life ( I am very much here for inappropriate doctor-patient love stories, but Alex and ferry-boat-crash victim and facial-reconstruction patient Rebecca-also-Ava was always a disaster.
She was pretty broken post-divorce (what kind of man gives Dr. It made sense that Rebecca would deal with the intense amount of trauma she faced by falling for Alex, but Alex should’ve known better. This relationship was never going anywhere, but it’s also hard to forget. He ends up breaking things off because people treat him differently once they know he’s an intern sleeping with the head of Cardio, but honestly, I wouldn’t hate it if they revisit things down the road.