A Eulogy for Cristina Yang, the Baddest Bitch AroundKara Brown5/16/14 5:15pm5824EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThe Grey's Anatomy season 10 finale expectedly revolved around the departure of star Sandra Oh from the series. Dr. Cristina Yang left Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital to take over for her ex-fiancé, Dr. Preston Burke, as the Director of a very fancy heart-focused hospital in Zurich. If that sounds somewhat implausible, that's because it is. The exit, however, still managed to feel very real—perhaps the defining quality of her character. In the midst of all the unlikely disasters the Grey's Anatomy doctors have faced—from an active shooter to a massive ferry crash to last night's pipeline explosion at a busy shopping mall—Cristina Yang always felt authentic, which is a testament as much to Sandra Oh's acting ability as it is to Shonda Rhimes and the show's writers.Cristina Yang may very well be the strongest female character we've ever seen on television and is certainly one of the most important. Yes, I do still watch Grey's Anatomy and so do 10 million other people. Grey's Anatomy is the highest rated broadcast drama among the coveted 18-49 demographic and has been since season 8. So whether or not you've been watching, it has remained a major part of the pop culture landscape and Cristina has often been the center.ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.