Private Practice Spoilers For Season Premiere

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May's somewhat-forced, two-hour pilot of Private Practice wasn't received very well by many critics, planting seeds of doubt that the spin-off will be able to repeat the magic of Grey's Anatomy.

However, ABC is giving it a go because Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh) is a great character who is bankable as a lead. Hopefully Grey's Anatomy fans and other viewers give the show a chance when it debuts September 26.

That being said, how about some Private Practice spoilers, courtesy of the super sleuths at BuddyTV and Nothing too revealing below, but if you're not a spoiler fan, do not read on.

Above: Amy Brenneman, Taye Diggs and Paul Adelstein in the Pilot.

The first episode, entitled "In Which We Meet Addison," features a 15-year-old named Lucy, who is in labor. Her mother is not helping making her feel better as she keeps saying that, yes, it hurts to deliver!

Thankfully, a nurse is more helpful. Police, meanwhile, are called when a woman, Jenny Banks, sits on the floor of a grocery store and repeats the same sentence over and over again.

A woman named Leslie is at the wellness center watching the doctors try to resuscitate her soon-to-be fiancé. A father is upset when he doesn't know the doctor who's about to remove his daughter's appendix.

A woman named Maria goes to a courthouse so that another woman her now dead husband wanted to marry doesn't get his money. Nothing new on the Private Practice characters and their interactions specifically now.

One interesting note, which means very little - apparently Private Practice will adhere to a pattern of episode titles, a la Grey's Anatomy. That show names every episode after a famous song.

Every episode of Private Practice will start with "In Which..." in the title. This is also reminiscent of Friends, which began each with "The One..."

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In the pilot wasn't there a different character playing Naomi?


I will give Private Practice a shot, let's see how it goes... there are other great shows that started with e not very good pilot. I just don't like the episode titles starting with "In Which", that's so friends... and a very cool friend's characteristic... also the songs thingy is not very good idea either. But loooove Kate Walsh


If you want to see a preview for 1x01 "In Which We Meet Addison" go to I won't ruin the preview.. but you gotta see it =D


not getting to watch PP & season 4 of greys now is the only problem i have wth living in australia...i wonder if anyone could be so kind as to paste the episodes on youtube or sumthing! that's pretty much how i've been keeping up wth greys lately =)


i can't wait for kate :oD


Living up to the "magic" of Grey's or any other show is a tall order. I hope Private Practice succeeds because Kate Walsh is an exceptionally talented actor and she does deserve it. However, will the rest of the show be able to rise up and meet her talent? I hope so. I'm hoping Shonda Rimes tries a bit harder to "redefine magic," as opposed to "re-creating it." To do that, they'll have to create new devices and not rely on Grey's devices (elevator as awkward interaction spot, etc.) Also, I believe a large part of the magic of Grey's was that we were able to discover these new "fresh faces," and got to know them along the way. Dempsey was gone for so long that he was a fresh face, Oh and Pompeo were never well known and the rest came out of nowhere. They were all like newbies together. This is what bothers me about Diggs (Beautiful man) and Daly (great guy) on Private Practice. But they're not newbies and they're good but not outstanding actors. Amy Brennemen is not a newbie but she's a strong actor and in such a different role from Judging Amy. The move to Broadway's Audra MacDonald seems like a really good one. Let us discover new faces on TV shows who are GREAT actors. It's why Kate Walsh fans fell in love with Addison. If the show misses, it won't be because of Walsh. She elevates everything she's in - even crap like Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer II. Inside Out blew too. She needs to pick better movie roles. With the right, director, script and leads, she will win an Oscar. I would love to see her in an independent film opposite Joan Allen and Tom Wilkenson. I will watch Private Practice even if it doesn't capture the magic, just to support Kate Walsh. Go Kate Walsh. :>)


I will deffinately be giving the show a chance. I don't know if it will hold up to the greatness of Grey's Anatomy, but I do think it's fair to expect it to. It could very well still be an amazing show. And Kate Walsh is an amazing actress and I love her character, Addison. She's grown on me so much over the last 2 seasons of Grey's and I hate to see her leave, but her time on that show has expired. She needs to move on with her life and what better place to do that than California. I think, despite that it's a spin-off, it's a great premise for a show and it has a great cast of amazing actors and Kate Walsh is finally getting a show where she's the star which she deffinately deserves.

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Private Practice Quotes

Charlotte: My mom always says God doesn't give with both hands. You're young, beautiful, brilliant. There has to be something you can't have.
Amelia: Some days I'd give that all up.
Charlotte: That's just the craving talking. The longer you go without a drink...
Amelia: I drank at your wedding. I thought it was ginger ale. I spit it out.
Charlotte: OK, since then?
Amelia: Nothing, but I can't stop thinking about it.
Charlotte: It was an accident. Don't let a slip turn into a fall. Get your butt to a meeting.

Having a conscience is brutal.


Private Practice Music

  Song Artist
Song Lost The Mary Onettes
Down in the valley Down In The Valley The Broken West iTunes
Song Message From Yuz The Switches