LIKES: Ballpoint pens (they save lives); using unconventional ways of getting his job done; the U.S. Army
DISLIKES: Being told what to do; asking permission; being powerless
NOTABLE RELATIONSHIPS: After taking an immediate liking to Dr. Cristina Yang, Owen formed a close relationship with the young resident. The two married in a private ceremony at the house of Cristina's best friend, Meredith. Owen formed a strong relationship with a young boy named Ethan, whose father was in a coma. However, it became clear that Cristina did not want to have a child of any kind, which, eventually, led to the end of their relationship.
OTHER: Owen joined the Seattle Grace-Mercy West staff after his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army. He continues to suffer from PTSD – a result of his intense memories of the war in Iraq. In an effort to save Cristina from hospital shooter Gary Clark, Owen was shot in the shoulder. He survived. Owen bent over backwards trying to save the hospital from being shut down, only to have all his doctors go behind his back and buy it.