Paul Adelstein Previews Guilt-Ridden Cooper on Private Practice

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When Private Practice viewers last saw Violet, she was being sarved up by her crazy patient that wanted her baby. It was likely the most disturbing development on TV last season.

The ABC drama returns tonight, picking up seconds after this attack. As Kate Walsh admitted earlier this week, there's no shock here: Violet lives

But Paul Adelstein (Cooper) tells TV Guide about the aftermath of that fateful night; while also dishing on Violet's baby daddy and another Grey's Anatomy crossover. Below are excerpts from his interview:

On Cooper's state of mind: Cooper has some serious guilt about being so close and not being able to help [Violet]. His reaction to that is interesting. It takes some work for him to be able to comfort her, and vice versa, for her to receive comfort from anybody.

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On the aftermath of the attack: [There's] a lot of stress on everybody. There's the whole baby issue and taking care of the baby and who the father is. Violet had chosen Pete at the end of last season and I think he fully expects to be the principal person in her life, but she might not be capable of that kind of attention.

On more Grey's Anatomy stars crossing over to Private Practice: I think there are. I'm not 100 percent sure of that, but I caught wind that there may be somewhere down the line this season.

Return tomorrow for a full recap of the Private Practice series premiere, replete with quotes, photos and more!

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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 ever been violated? Anybody rape you lately? Let me tell you what its like. You know those made for TV movies where some woman's crouched down naked in a shower holding her knees and sobbing because when she closes her eyes she can still feel the guys hands on her? How when they show the attack the woman's eyes go all blank and still and she goes to some other place in her mind just to deal with the horror of what's happening to her while some Lillith Fair song plays. It is nothing like that. He's sturdy and sweaty and he licks your face and wipes himself off in your hair and when you try to scream he punches you so hard you see God. And then he goes at you again reaping stuff you didn't even know you had because he enjoyed it so much the first time. I know you're trying to help but if helping me means that everyone is gonna be looking at me the way you're looking at me now please do not help me.


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