We've already given you the blow-by-blow of last night's episode of Private Practice, "In Which Addison Has a Very Casual Get Together," in our episode guide, and given you the chance to sound off in our forums. Now, here's a brief recap of what we liked, disliked and remembered most about last night ...
The positives: Cooper hit on Violet! Well, sort of. Almost. Kinda. In any event, it's obvious he is leaning in that direction, even if he won't or hasn't yet said it aloud. Along similar lines, Pete is sooo into Addison. His patient told us! We also liked Sam helping the pregnant patient and how Cooper bonded with the teen whose gay crush - and the fallout from confessing it - pushed him to the brink.
The not-so-positives: The humor doesn't always click with the drama as well as Grey's Anatomy, despite the writers' efforts to walk that line. Sometimes it seems Private Practice isn't quite sure what it is yet, or what it wants to become. However, we must remember that it's still early.
Some great moments:
- Cooper to a struggling Violet: "Violet... step away from the pee."
- From one woman trying to deal with inner turmoil to another - Violet, to Addison: "You're a little bit crazy. I like you."
- After finding Cooper practicing his speech, when Pete asks him: "Were you just saying ‘I love you' to your genitals?" We saw that one coming a mile away, but a well-delivered scene by both actors.
The question will be if these moments can begin to flow better with the fairly heavy material that defines these episodes and these characters.
Right now, we're still willing to give Private Practice good grades, but there's room for improvement! Here's hoping the potential is reached.