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Private Practice: New Depth, New Bombshells

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With no Private Practice airing this week, let's take a look back at last week's episode, courtesy of this Entertainment Weekly commentary ...

Private Practice got deeper with "In Which Charlotte Goes Down the Rabbit Hole." Charlotte opened up about her alcoholic mom, who didn't touch her while she was growing up. Dell offhandedly mentioned that he'd been abused when he was growing up. A patient named Angie asks Naomi and Addison to tell her husband he's unable to father a child - even though he can.

The Marrying Kind

Addison, Cooper, and Dell emerged as the wise ones.

Fending off Pete Wilder, Addison resolved to hold out for true love, lasting love, marriage, and children. And her advice to Angie — "live your whole life" — resonated enough to make the patient tell her husband the truth.

Coop, meanwhile, figured out that a young patient was being abused by her MS-suffering mother. But Dell evidently knew all along — which makes you wonder why he never said anything before.

Then again, he's, like, a receptionist. The receptionist who does nothing to hide his huge crush on the woman who owns the place, but nevertheless.

Even the music that seems to hamper every ABC drama (you listening, Brothers and Sisters?), turning any serious moment into a lighthearted romp, seemed to be somewhat under wraps. But they let loose with some bombshells just the same. They do love their bombshells on Private Practice!

Continue reading this review by Entertainment Weekly ...

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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.

You are your past. Own it.

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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