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?
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