Private Practice > Huge Private Practice Spoilers: Major Character Will Be Raped > Comments Page 2
I'm a little confused right now. Will we actually see the rape happen or will the epi start with this clip?
I would hate to skip a few minutes, but I can't deal with rape scenes...
But I can totally see why KaDee is excited. She's an actress and she now has the opportunity to do something new with her character and I'm looking forward to see how Charlotte will handle this (and Cooper!).
I think while its commmendable that the show is aiming to portray a realistic depiction of a rape victim, I think its somewhat frustrating because it propogates the popular image of the rapist being a disturbed stranger when stats show that approximately 75% of rapes are committed by people know to the victim. Once again the fear of 'dark alley' stranger rapist will dominate portrayal of rape on TV.
I think they are going in a great direction with the show. I enjoy a real story line. It will be great and encouraging to women (and men) who have experienced this very same heartbreaking, horrible act. Hopefully they will show how she gets through it and to attack the hearts of everyone who does not understand what it is like. People need to know so that they can understand those who have been through this ordeal. The fact that people don't want to see this sort of thing makes me think that they are ignorant to reality. It is sad, but it can also bring light and support to those who have suffered. Right on Private Practice!
I don't understand why everyone thinks this is so bad for the show. Compared to Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice has been way more interesting. The actors are great and the show never ceizes to amaze me. For a spin off show, id say it's been excellent. Topics like rape, death, aids, and even the issue with Betsy...these are all things that can actually happen in real life. Charlotte is a stron character and has a lot of supressed issues which infact don't make her the stable person she thinks she is. All of what is happening to her will help her open up more to Cooper and she will get through it. Private Practice is not a family show like 7th Heaven. It's a dramatic sitcom. You all need to get over it.
I am so disappoinetd that they're going in this direction. Reading this and seeing the end of this week's show was enough to make me stop watching. I do not want to see a known and beloved cahracter of 4 years suffer this. Realizing these are dramas, I still believe many television shows have pushed the envelope too far on this topic. This is too upsetting--replacing shock and awe with drama and actual storylines is the first sign of the end of a good show.
I'm DONE-to me the show went off the air last night. If I want to be depressed with all the bad things in the world like Rape, Death and people who turn their backs on small children-I can watch the news. There are so many things that they could have done to stir things up, like letting some of the characters actually be HAPPY!!!! I just hope they loose enough viewers that they feel the impact.
Wow - I'm surprised at all the negative comments about characters at the practice not wanting to take in Betsy. To me, it was a very realistic decision, especially on such short notice. To take in someone's child -- who has emotional problems, according to this episode -- is a huge commitment, and not one taken without some time to consider it carefully. It would be difficult for one of them to do so without stepping down to a part-time position, and hiring a caregiver for the child when they must be at work. The person I blamed was the aunt, a blood relative, who simply dropped the child off at the medical office and walked away. In my view, she should be charged with child abandonment. I can't imagine doing that to one of my nieces or nephews.
I don't mind a few episodes of a character dealing with trauma, but the whole season??? Sorry it's dragging it out too much, kind of like a soap opera. But they are good with giving each character a few min here and there in the spotlight.
I think they are still copying Grey's storylines. Hello, last season, a patient's husband goes out for revenge on the hospital for the death of his wife, and now a patient goes crazy on Charlotte? Hopefully this will soften Charlotte to not be such a tough cookie, she finally soften up a bit, and now this!
And I agree, it's too bad that others couldn't take Betsy, and Violet and Addi so wanted to but didn't get pete and sam to go on board, what a shame.
What's interesting to me about the Betsey episode is that Addison didn't immediately step up to take the little girl. Hasn't she wanted a child all along? Isn't that one of the main things we know about the character? I'm a little baffled at the writing this time. No one had the heart to take the child of a friend in...that's crazy.
Anyway...I can definitely seeing this next episode's story line opening up old wounds for Violet. It'll be interesting to see how it could possible affect hers and Charlotte's way of relating to each other and possible how she helps Charlotte deal with what happens to her.
why such a huge spoiler?
I seem to be one of the few who really enjoyed the Betsey episode. Shonda's aim was to show that they are all selfish in a way. They all have to deal with their own busy lives, so adopting a child? Besides, adoption doesn't happen by waving a magic wound. It's a very hard process, so it's only fair that no one adopted her in the end, even though they thought about it. Especially Violet (I loved her in this episode by the way).
I think Charlotte's storyline will be very interesting to watch. How will she cope with it? How is Cooper going to react? And how are the other characters going to react as well? Only Dell knew that Violet had been raped in college (and Addison probably knows too), so I'm really looking forward to see how it will affect Violet as well. I trust Shonda and her team for dealing with this subject with respect.
This storyline is going to be even more compelling than what happened with Violet in the previous season!! For all those who have grown to love the character of Charlotte, we hope she can handle all this, and that she and Cooper will mature as a couple!
After watching the "Betsy" episode - I am so done with the show.
I couldn't believe it ended like that. What the ...made no sense. I hated all the characters for that and what's the point of watching. If Dell knew what happened; he'd have a heart attack!
All of these comments are dumb. It's a show people. Get a life, a real life.
Here Here.. I never post comments but I was sooo Done with the way the cast turned their back's on Dell's daughter.After he sacrificed his life to save Sam and Naomi's daughter and grandchild. Not to mention they all sat around while his brain was bleeding and let him die... DONE.. Just Done.. Huge fan of both this show and Grey's but that is unforgivable.. I thought the idea of the "Practice" was that they were all family a boutiqe clinic of world renowned specialist.. What a crok they are selfish and self absorbed no one should turn their back on family!
I have to agree with all the others about last week's epi. For all of thos doctors to turn their backs on Dell's daughter was beyond heartbreaking. It made them look very uncaring and selfish. And to say they did it for Betsy's own good is luicrious.
I think Shonda Rimes grossly underestimated the negative reaction from the fans of the show. Maybe she thought it was the most realistic outcome to the situation. I disagree. For not one of the characters to step up and offer to take care of that child instead of letting her basically become a ward of the state was inexcusable. That was not in the child's best interest. It was in their best interests. Unless Rimes was trying to reveal that the main characters on this show are not the caring individuals they seem to be, but are actually a bunch of pathetic, self-centered jerks, the epi's ending makes no sense. Now I really don't care what bad experiences may befall any of them. They have all become very unsympathetic characters. Way to R
These characters are not redeemable. I wish I could care, but after "A Better Place to Be" I have a lot of better places to be. I hope they pull the well-prepared for rape episode and hold it until after one or all of these characters grows a soul. Shonda Rimes must be losing her touch.
Well, now I'm glad I missed last weeks episode. I can't believe Violet wouldn't take in Dell's daughter. that sucks. I wonder if Nichalos Brandon can actually be any other character than "Xander"
Not sure he can portray a violent rapist. He just doesn't have that mean violent look. even his Criminal Minds character is just another Xander type
I do not understand what the purpose of bringing Betsey onto the show was tonight! Simply to break viewers hearts? The writers have caused a great show to suffer. The actors should have refused this episode -- no one with a heart could turn their back on a friends child the way they did. There is nothing that could make this right again!
I have faithfully watched this show since the pilot -- I won't be watching any more -- there is no justifiable reason to follow this episode with a rape scene next. Just too sad -- I would watch the News or CSI or something if I wanted this much sadness.
I was truly upset with the Betsy story line last night. I’m done! Why bring Betsy back if she wasn’t going to stay? Every character in the practice could afford to take care of her. None of the characters gave a good reason of why Betsy couldn’t stay?
If the characters on the practice could not come together and support an orphan child how can they support a rape victim?
who are you? and where are your connections? lol.
Is it just me, or does it seem like Addison always gets what she wants. I'm tired of seeing her character steal everything (everyone) from the people she supposedly loves the most. Why couldn't she be the one that bad things happen to? Never mind, she wouldn't work because she would give it to them anyways. I'm glad that this didn't happen to Naomi because they have put her through hell this season, and it's just beginning. Tay Diggs should start having second thoughts about being with Naomi, now that would be interesting. He could start being jealous when he sees her talking to someone else. Charlotte is a descent actress, and I'm sure that she will pull this off nicely. When is Addison going to get pregnant? It's happening, otherwise, why would they keep bringing it up? Yeah, her bestfriend's daughter will be sisters with her own child. How f**ked up is that? And to top it off, Naomi will be there to drive her to the hospital. This only happens in TV.
It will be hard to watch the rape, but.... How awful to do everything to Betsy(Dell's daughter) that they did and then for them to just throw her away like that??? I was heart broken and am still hoping someone stands up and takes her. Why would you do that to a child?? Would you really do that in real life? I know its just a show, but that was just horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!
The show is so bad now. I can't believe its still on the air. A rape episode isn't gong to help the ratings, the characters only care about themselves so why would they be bothered that one of their friends was raped.
After tonights episode I am done with the show. I had really had enough of it last year and I thought I would give it a few episodes into this new season before I wrote it off, but tonights really pushed me over. Are they going to bring Betsy in in a few episodes and give her cancer and kill her too? I mean Shondra Rimes loves to kill children off in her epidsodes and she has already killed off this kids parents so she might as well. The show has become to dark, the only light hearted moments are when they are sleeping with each other. They are the most self centered group of characters. If I were on that show I would be looking for a new job because the show is not good anymore.
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