Private Practice Review: "Another Second Chance"

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Thursday night's dramatic Private Practice followed a similarly crazy hour on its sister show (see our Grey's Anatomy review) and left several questions unanswered in L.A.

If you missed it or need a refresher on the details, here's our episode guide to last night's Private Practice (we've begun compiling quotes and music from last night, too).

Now here's our take on the events of "Another Second Chance" ...

Mark on Private Practice!

We pick up the action in L.A. and Mark and Addison needing to let off steam. Of course, the promo 15 minutes ago already showed naked, so there was little shock value.

Nonetheless, they proceed to the couch and floor of Addison's office. He's reeling from being dumped by Lexie, and she's ... well, she's Addison. Always a little bit fragile.

The surgery on Sloan was pretty dramatic on Grey's Anatomy, but more secondary on Private Practice. There were some tense moments, but Addison got the job done.

This hour was more about Mark not knowing what he wants. He says he's moving to L.A. so he and Addison can help Sloan raise the baby. That's just crazy talk ... right?

Right. She discerns and confides in Pete that Mark's embracing Sloan because she represents a second chance at a family - one Addison took away by aborting his baby.

Addison encourages Sloan to consider adoption, and after another naked romp, asks Mark if he'd really move to L.A. to be with her, if it weren't for the baby and all.

His response: "I'm so sorry."

You knew it would come to that, but in some ways we were disappointed. Eric Dane and Kate Walsh have good chemistry, and we would've liked to see this continue.

Samuel Bennett

Sam clearly wouldn't, though. He was clearly agitated by seeing Mark and Addison getting it on - and out of jealousy, not just because they were fornicating at work.

It will be interesting to see if Sam's behavior in light of Mark's visit to L.A. will make him rethink his relationship with Addison going forward. There's a spark there, too.

Meanwhile, Cooper and Violet argued over a patient's care, which spiralied into another yelling match between Coop and Charlotte. Man, this one got ugly, even for Coop.

This guy has really gone off the deep end. We've always been Cooper fans, but dude needs to let it go, already. Charlotte may be right when she says he's not a man.

Thanks to a little straight talk from Naomi, Dell apologizes to Betsey for not letting her see her mom before she died. What a bittersweet scene. Chris Lowell's great.

Naomi and Dell are trying to raise children under the same roof, since Heather blew up where he was living and all. That arrangement is about to get more complicated.

In the closing moments, Maya reveals to Addison that she's ... pregnant. Holy. Crap. We suggest she pack her bags before Naomi learns that little piece of news.

What did you think of last night's Grey's Anatomy-Private Practice event?

 

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I hate Cooper! I mean how can Charlotte be together with someone so arrogant whos real affection is for Violet. Every respectable woman wouldn't allow this would she? Someone treating her like this. Thats also why Violet is not very popular among the most of my friends, she and Cooper are just too stupid to have a relationship and are treating Charlotte really bad. I feel that these two characters destroy the whole series!! Unfortunately!! That's why I don't want to watch it any more. And I am not the only one. Might be great if they could kick them out of the next episodes!

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I hate Cooper! I mean how can Charlotte be together with someone so arrogant whos real affection is for Violet. I mean every respectable woman wouldn't allow this would she? Someone treating her like this. Thats also why Violet is not very popular among the most of my friends, she and Cooper are just too stupid to have a relationship. I feel that these two characters destroy the whole series!! Unfortunately!! That's why I don't want to watch it any more. And I am not the only one. Might be great if they could kick them out of the next episodes!

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I get frustrated with these storylines. Can Addie please get someone compatible that is not her husband's best friend, her patient's husband, or her best friend's ex? Addie is right her moral compass is totally off center. Can somebody on this show have an adult, complex, fun, sexy, relationship? We have to stop sending the message that relationships don't work...if you work at them, they will. Sam and Naomi have had more chemistry with each other than with any of the people they have slept with on the show. They need to try again and spend less time on other people's problems and more time raising their impressionable teenager. Violet, and Cooper just grow up!

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the Charlotte and Cooper fight was the highlight of the episode. Cooper is a dirty rotten fighter with the nasty things he told Charlotte. I hope he regrets what he said and has to beg her for mercy and forgiveness. I now hate Cooper and Love Charlotte!

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Im never watching the show again after the comment about dachshunds. What a stupid way to add words to a script..it wasn't funny and in poor taste.!

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Addie and Mark are smoking hot together! He has a body that just will not quit!I really miss them together but Mark does not belong in LA...he belongs in Seattle. Can Sloane (daughter) disappear already? She is annoying at best. Cooper is being unreasonable and childish. I never thought I would take Charlotte's side but as far as I am concerned, Cooper is a whiny idiot. Let him pine over dingy Violet again! As much as I like Sam, he should not invest into Addie. What is Naomi going to think if they hook up? It won't be as forgivable as Naomi sleeping with Addie brother. Please do not have Dell hook up with Naomi either. That storyline was abandoned two seasons ago. I love Pete but I want a storyline for him, now!

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First of all, Eric Dane and Kate Walsh are HOT HOT HOT! Damn there frickin' chemistry on screen! I love when Addie says, "I meant put something on top of it, not put you on top of me!" Haha! I also loved the scene with her and Pete. After trying and failing to be together in a couple sense, they have grown a great friendship! I also took note on Sam's jealousy. LOL in the O.R. when he was talking about "dogs." I wonder... who here wanted to see Mark and Addison try again? I don't know about me because Mark is (I can't believe it) still in love with Lexie. I wonder what's gonna happen with Lexie/Alex... =)

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Poor Addie always gets her heartbroken. Kate Walsh was amazing though and looked so gorgeous.

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oohh,, poor addie. she needs someone SOON. and please not sam!!

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i fell asleep on the last 15 minutes, can anyone tell me what happened to sloan and the baby? thank you greatly appreciate