Sure they were both inebriated, but that kiss should still account for something right? If you missed last weeks' episode of Grey's Anatomy, Yang (Sandra Oh) and Mercy Wester Jackson (Jesse Williams) kissed on the sidelines of Callie's (Sara Ramirez) not-so-booming surprise party to girlfriend Arizona (Jessica Capshaw).
The context: Yang is pissed at Owen (Kevin McKidd) for not going ballistic on her for an unauthorized procedure she did earlier. Jackson, meanwhile, found the whole renegade surgeon thing hot. Could it be the start of something bigger? Williams tells TV Guide that yes, that's very possible.
"We have similar character traits and watching her take the reins gets Jackson fired up," he says. "He's looking at her differently now. He's seen a whole new side of her that's so attractive. What also helped was that he had been boozing all night, but the attraction is real and it has been mounting. I think she kind of liked it."
Did she or didn't she like it? From the looks of things, maybe she kind of did, because she did kiss him back briefly, before she got to her senses and pushed him back and said, "I'm involved." But the next episode is set to introduce Kim Raver as fellow Iraqi vet Teddy, who can come between Yang and Owen. For Williams, however, this doesn't really affect the two's relationship.
"Surprisingly enough, I think it doesn't help or hurt. They're both so strong-headed and so career-oriented that, good or bad, the work comes first."
Will the rest of the Grey's Anatomy
people get wind of the Cristina-Jackson kiss? Maybe, says Williams, especially since Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) will return this week, and she and Yang are tight like anything. "A lot of tension is mounting right now," he assures us, ultimately.
After his frankly annoying tantrum-throwing last episode, do you still like Owen for Cristina? Or are you wiling to give Jackson a try just to shake things up?
- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: TV Guide(Image courtesy of ABC)