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!

An Addison Shot

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Charlotte and Cooper are my favorite TV couple. I hate seeing Cooper being such a jerk to her .He is over reacting to her being married before! He is mentally cruel and verbally abusive! Poor Charlotte wont leave him either.


I frickin' knew it! Heather was such a bitch! How could she have done that to Del and Betsy. Especially after Del giving her a second chance (again) after screwing up like she did! Though Del was still pretty harsh to her considering she was dying. Otherwise, those were two wonderful episodes! Great acting I like more Addison (but still can't see her and Sam hooking up) :)


I love this 2 hour-episode. This is my favorite episode(I count both episodes as one) this season yet. We met Addison's parents and by this, it made us understand her more. Personally, it made me love her more. She's not mopey at all. It's just a normal "human" reaction. Imagine your whole life is lie. You saw your mom kissing another woman. Can you smile after that? She tried to be there for Dell even though she has a lot going on with her life as well. My favorite part of the first episode is the confrontation between Addie and her dad. She said something like "It made me wonder, daddy, why you can be so kind and gentle to every woman in the world but me and Bizzy who loves you." This was the first time she used the word "daddy" and not "the captain" in reference to her father. It was so intense and painful to watch. I felt her emotions. KATE WALSH is so amazing!!! Great casting with Bizzy. She's so elegant. I want Pete and Addie to continue what they had before. I still think they would be great together as a couple. When will this happen Shonda? Copper! argh! Let it go man! Come on! Charlotte apologized a hundred times. Get over it. She cheated on you once and you forgave her. She lied through omission and you act like you'll make her pay every single day of her life. You'll be sorry when she gets tired apologizing and then leave you for good.


Poor Addison. Her line to Dell about telling the truth to Betsy was heart breaking. They’ve been lying for her all her life. Her parents. The ones she supposed to trust more. Great episodes for sure. I always watch PP. It’s good. But I can’t felt in love like I’m with GA. No MerDer so… I just can’t! ;)


I agree with FerryBoatsForever. These were the two best Private Practice I've ever seen. They were full of emotion, and Addison's character was truly shown. I love this show!


that was pretty legit! I'm glad shonda's got one of her shows going in the right direction


I agree.


That were two of the best episodes I have ever seen of private practice!!!


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

Burke was- He took something from me. He took little pieces of me, little pieces over time, so small I didn't even notice, you know? He wanted me to be something I wasn't, and I made myself into what he wanted. One day I was me Cristina Yang, and then suddenly I was lying for him, and jeopardizing my career, and agreeing to be married and wearing a ring, and being a bride. Until I was standing there in a wedding dress with no eyebrows, and I wasn't Cristina Yang anymore. And even then, I would've married him. I would have. I lost myself for a long time. And now that I'm finally me again, I can't. I love you. I love you more than I loved Burke. I love you. And that scares the crap out of me because when you asked me to ignore Teddy's page, you took a piece of me, and I let you. And that will never happen again.