Private Practice Review: "Shotgun"

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Thursday's episode of Private Practice centered around Maya's pregnancy and what the next step would be, as well as a patient facing an impossibly painful choice.

The title probably gives you an indication of what the immediate future holds for Maya. Our recap has the basic plot details. Here's TVF's review of "Shotgun" ...

Dink comes to Sam to ask for Maya's hand in marriage. Oh boy. He's lucky he doesn't get Sam's hand upside his head. Still, the kid wants to make it right. Right?

Naomi is beside herself over all of this, but Dink’s mom Corinne (Rosanna Arquette) seems to be behind it ... or at least the kids' efforts given the circumstances.

Sam decides to drown his sorrows at the bar with the boys. But when Pete and Cooper ditch him for various reasons (Lucas, women), he gets pretty drunk solo.

He pops by Addison’s for a nightcap ... and a kiss. Surprised, but clearly attracted to him, Addison stops because Sam is drunk. His reply? "I'm not that drunk."

HOT! Or not? We're a little conflicted, we admit.

Engaged Teens

Maya is 15. She is engaged. To a guy named Dink. DINK. This is hard on Sam.

The next day they analyze the kiss in her office. That almost leads to more kissing before Sheldon c*ck blocks Sam. Unwittingly, but still. Naomi wants to see her ex.

Naomi is still a mess over the situation with their daughter. Sam says when he meets with Corinne again, he’s going to have to start making decisions for them both.

Addison tries to the topic of her and Sam to Nae, who brings up certain people from Grey's Anatomy and says that would probably make her the worst person ever.

Naomi does end up meeting with Sam, Corinne and the kids, but Sam already signed the form allowing Dink and Maya to marry. Dink’s real name is Fillmore, BTW!

Do you think they'll go through with it? Will Naomi come to grips with it?

Meanwhile, Addison and Cooper are dealing with a couple who just gave birth to a baby to use the infant’s cord blood to save their twin daughters with leukemia.

But the cell volume is low, so there’s only enough blood to save one of the eight-year-old girls. A little far-fetched, we thought, as were their reactions. But still.

The fact of the matter is that this situation is impossible and people will behave emotionally and irrationally. Neither parent even wants to see their new baby.

Ultimately, the decision is made for them when one girl, Nicki, deteriorates. She is now too sick to receive the treatment. Nicki knows sister Kelly has a chance.

When the baby is brought in to meet the girls, the waterworks start.

As the episode winds down, Sam visits Addison at her place once again. He wants to take their relationship ... somewhere. Anywhere. He wants her really bad.

She was hurt by what Naomi said earlier, though, even though she brushed it off. She can't bring herself to go there yet. But will she down the line? Should she?

Should Addison and Sam get together on Private Practice?


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i'm all about Naomi and Fife
i wish some1 would upload all their moments on utube
vye and pete never really happened so im not emotionally invested
addie and sam.. is shonda trying to break naomi? plzz
wrong wrong wrong
pete and addie, been waiting for since the introduction
afterall dts how they got us sucked into the show
they better not mess with em


I think this show missed a really great chance to highligh public cord banks, and the public bone marrow registry which the other sister could have found a match from. People do die because matches are not found, but very rarely does a match come from a sibling.... horrible research, and a missed chance to send a message to get on the registry to save a life.


Sam and Addison are hot together. I have been wanting this since almost the beginning of PP, and I am so glad that it finally seems to be happening. Even after Addison's rejection of Sam at the end of the episode, I think we can safely assume that's not the end of it. Although, I also like Addison and Pete together. I am torn as to which one I would prefer to see!


Addison & Sam is so wrong. That is all.


Ask yourselves. If you're in Naomi's position, how would you react if your ex-husband's new girlfriend is your best friend? I think Addie did the right thing. She's the bigger person in this scenario. Sam was like just see how it goes and let's not think about others. In other universe, that might be applicable. lol. He's just saying that because he has nothing to lose and more to gain. Okay. A compromise here. He maybe have something that he'll lose but he's just being selfish about just thinking about themselves. For me, friendship is more important than a possible new relationship. It's my opinion. I respect yours.=) PETE AND ADDISON!!! Come on Shonda! Give us that.


Sam and Addison - I think it's kinda natural thing - they're neighbours, friends and spend a lot of time together. It's natural way from friendship to love :) They're so sweet and hot together! And Naomi..Fife is not so bad for her :)


I kno that this isn't real but who lets their 15 yr old get married? They dont have to be married for that child to have a mother and father. smh


I love Addie and Sam together.


ok when Addie was all upset n kissed Sam, i was like ewwww, stupid, but they both seem to really like each other. plus they are way hot together. I gave up on the whole Padison a while ago so im very open to this idea of Addie and Sam. the only way it wont be Bad is if sam goes to Naomi and tell her. Addie should have to choose.


I meant the 3.14 promo.

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Private Practice Season 3 Episode 13 Quotes

Addison: You're drunk.
Sam: I'm not that drunk.

[to Addison] First you sleep with your husband's best friend, then you sleep with your best friend's husband. You would be the worst person ever!