Private Practice Episode Recaps and Round Table Discussion: "The Parent Trap" & "Blowups"

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Filling in nicely for Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice brought the drama big-time last night on ABC with back-to-back episodes, titled "The Parent Trap" and "Blowups."

In the first hour, Sam and Naomi's parenting struggles actually brought them closer together, and in the second, poor Dell's world was rocked to the core by Heather.

Throughout the night, we learned more about Addison's family - as did she.

The Captain and Bizzy both played big roles last night, in terms of Addison, but also of Pete and Violet. Spoiler alert: Her parents' marriage isn't really what it seems.

In particular, one discovery nearly pushed our girl over the edge.

Follow the link for our two-part Private Practice review. Then check out our Private Practice Round Table discussion of events and see if you agree with our panel!

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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

MEREDITH: "You don't get to call me a whore. When I met you, I thought I had found the person that I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I was done! All the boys and all the bars and all the obvious daddy issues, who cares? I was done. You left me. You chose Addison. I'm all glued back together now. I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke. You don't get to call me a whore."
DEREK: "This thing with us is finished. It's over."
MEREDITH: "Finally."
DEREK: "Yeah, it's done."
MEREDITH: "It is done."

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.

Meredith