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25 August 2010 @ 06:16 pm
Character Essay  
 Another challenge for shonda_land was to write an essay about why we love a certain character. 

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I love Teddy Altman. I will admit that I hated her at first, being the hardcore Cristina/Owen fan that I am. But, a few episodes after her arrival I began liking her and now I love her.

I love Teddy because she is loyal and determined. Teddy was in love with Owen. That’s understandable. And she tried to pursue him – still understandable – she had to give it a shot, right? She told him that she’d been in love with him forever and that doesn’t just go away. She wanted to leave after how she acted during Cristina’s solo surgery but she stayed. Sure, Cristina offered to give her Owen but Teddy knew that wouldn’t happen. She saw how desperate Cristina was for a teacher and I think that’s why she decided to stay. She's loyal to Owen and Cristina. Owen brought her to Seattle to teach Cristina and that was what she was going to do.

I love Teddy because she’s honest and seems like a good friend. She told Owen how she felt, she told she misses her best friend ad she tried to un-ring the bell to keep him as a friend. Though it hasn’t really been shown, I feel she’s a good friend to Arizona. She went to girl’s night and played baseball and she took Ari’s advice about Mark…even if it wasn’t totally what Mark intended.

I love Teddy because she’s adorable, and hot, but adorable. She dances in the rain! They were waiting for an incoming ambulance and, being in the desert for so long she’d missed the rain so she danced in it. It made me smile. The day Mark asked her out, she went back to tell him she’d like to go to Joe’s with him and he told her he wanted to take her to a restaurant. She got so adorably flustered and ran off. I feel at this point I should say that I have a huge girl crush on Kim Raver. Aside from the being adorable, Teddy is hot. Finding Reed in Mark’s bed and Teddy’s just wearing her bra and her hair is amazingly wavy? Yeah. I think I made my point. Not to mention, Teddy and Mark together is hot. Chocolate sauce, licking…that’s another essay entirely. Yum.

I love Teddy because she’s badass and independent and a very strong female character. She gets though her day no matter how hard it is or how crappy she feels; even if it means crying in an elevator. How is Teddy badass, you might ask? She was in the army. Proof of her badassedness right there. Some (Phoebe and myself) might call her a badass army ninja. I think it suits her.

I love Teddy because sometimes she over-shares. Namely, telling Owen she got a bikini wax. But that’s ok! I over-share too sometimes.

Finally, I love Teddy because we have the same shoes – the pink and grey Adidas that she wears at work. I had mine before we met Teddy on Grey’s and I love shoes so I notice them a lot.

I know there are still a lot of people who don’t like/hate Teddy but I don’t care. I love her.
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Carlithiel: teddy620carlithiel on August 26th, 2010 01:39 am (UTC)
this is so awesome ♥
I couldn't have said it better :)
Aly: teddy side smilealygator on August 26th, 2010 01:40 am (UTC)
Heather: Tortoisehezaman on August 26th, 2010 07:29 pm (UTC)
badass army ninja ftw! :D
ziyalofhaiti: happyziyalofhaiti on August 26th, 2010 10:43 pm (UTC)
i actually loved her from the moment she showed up coz i had decided to not pre-judge her, and loving Teddy is SO easy! (that was way before my huge Kim Raver crush----same here, sister!)

badass army ninja ftw!