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@Val Violet had to say something and she never promised Betsy that would happen, she said "this is what I *hope* will happen".
I have watched this show from the very first episode and I am now officially a non-viewer. I guess this really touched a nerve because I have been a foster parent, and we adopted our last foster child. After the things I've seen in the system, I could never willingly let a child that I know enter it! And being doctors I am sure they know what children go through, especially older children. Violet made me sick when she made her speech about a family that was going to want her. There aren't exactly a plethora of people looking to adopt foster kids at all much less older ones. And even if it were true, a child can only take so much heartache before they just break. She lost both of her parents, and her last 2 caregivers gave her back like an old dog. Now she's going to have to go to who knows how many foster homes before finding an adoptive one? I am SO disappointed in these characters that I have come to care for. I can no longer watch this show and watch them all have fun and sleep arou
This was a sad sad episode. I was really disappointed. I do not know if the writers intended for this to happen. This was just so sad. I was extremely mad when i realized that no one was going to take her in. I guess it kind of makes sense. Addison and Sam are have complications(I have always preferred Addie and Pete). Amelia is living with Addie so it is not her choice to make. Pete and Violet are not ready, though they could have taken Betsy in. And then Charlotte and Cooper could have taken her in too. And what about Sheldon? I mean he is single but I guess he does not really know Betsy and he didnt really know Dell. Dell never would have left a child of a close friend. I hope that when Naomi gets back, the plot line will return and she will take in Dell's kid. I mean the kid is only 10 and has already lost both parents to an explosion and a car crash. Cut her some slack!!
I am so disappointed with how this episode turned out. These are professional well-off adults who could have easily taken this child in, I couldn’t believe how they turned their backs on Betsey, its so very sad. I rate the episode a 5 because of Amy Brenneman’s performance (Violet), she actually had me in tears.
All the sleeping around with each other – actually bothered me in this episode when I saw how self-centered everyone is. The Adison-Sam relationship has yucked me out from the start. I have actually stopped being a faithful fan and have started skipping episodes. I just think that with Adison being Naomi’s best friend – and Sam being Naomi’s love, that would have been a sacred relationship. Not that I expected Sam and Naomi to reunite, I especially would hate that NOW, after this Sam & Adison mess. This is what this episode has done to me, make me reevaluate everything that they supposedly stand for and everything they actually do.
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This is the worst storyline EVER!!! To have done this to Dell after he gave his life for Maya and her child! How dare the writers do this! They seriously need to revisit this storyline and CORRECT the problem ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is absolute and total bull$h*t!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ughhh!!!i am really disappointed with the way these doctors behaved.addison has to be the most selfish bitch i've ever seen on tv and (borrowing a leaf from arizona in last night's grey's anatomy episode)biology helped her by making her barren...she just sleeps around but can't deal with real issues. and this episode just went to prove me right in thinking sam is a complete tool. he goes on about how dell was there for his child but he didn't even spend anytime with betsey let alone offer to adopt her. i give the two of them til the middle of this season before they break up..can't say i care too much for them as a couple anyway..i alsoexpected more from cooper at least but charlotte was her usual cold indifferent self so no surprises there ..i am so uninvested in these two and after last night's episode i could care less for her upcoming rape storyline
Heartless. I'm so over Addison. She was my fav from Grey's and now her character is so annoying, ugh poor little rich girl nobody loves me. . . why would they?
I love Violet, Pete's being kind of a looser. Cooper has no substance. Dell was my favorite character ;( I was disappointed when they killed him although they said they where his friends they didn't treat him that great while he was alive he always seemed like 'just the help' because he was the young assistant/midwife not a 'world class neonatal surgeon'. Rich Spoiled Snobs.
This is absolutely ridiculous. I AM SO DISGUSTED! People are right, Dell would have NEVER done this- he would have stepped up and taken any of these selfish doctors' children if they had died. These people are selfish. Sam is acting not himself, Addie acted like she didn't have a care in the world (besides herself), Pete was making up lame ass excuses (we need time? what?), Charlotte was being a bitch (just when I think she got nicer/shows she has a heart, her character regresses)and Cooper- i was just so disappointed with him. I was almost proud of Violet but she caved, but she realized how wrong she was. These are SELFISH people. Period. I wish Naomi was here. She would have done something.
One thing I was surprised about: the drs kept saying the foster care system would be good for Betsey, when in reality, being an older child would decrease her chances of adoption. They should know that. Perhaps they were just saying that to have reason to back out. Absolutely disgusting. I alm
I can't call myself a Private Practice fan but I've watched a good share of episodes. But after watching the last two episodes, I dont think I ever could be. Addison was always very flawed, after all the first thing we knew of her was her cheating... but she was fun and had a heart.
I am disappointed to see her with Sam. I would have liked to see more for her but it feels like she's regressed into a self centered selfish.. I feel like it would've been more true of her character for her to kick Sam to the curb, no he is not a good man at all! and stepped up and taken Betsey.
I feel that people convinced Violet that she was wanting Betsey just to compensate... and I see it but I really think that a good chunk of it was because she really wanted to do right by Dell. I would have liked to see Violet toughen up her backbone, but she caved though it kinda figures she would have.
None of these characters are incapable of taking that child and I'm disgusted with all of them.
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Brian: if the "this is all fictional" argument is what you're going by, why do you even bother commenting? Of course everyone knows this is just a TV show and no one from the cast was "actually" hurt. We're talking about the storyline here. Get a grip.
Claudy, Betsey won't grow up with a hostile personality; she won't be withdrawn either. I know this to be true because Betsey is a fictional character on a television show. The actress who portrayed Betsey was paid to reprise the role. She did a job, got paid, and went home to her parents. Get a grip on reality. You're going overboard.
I am so mad.....how could no one take her in?????? However, I am thinking that when Naomi gets back the :@#@#@# is gonna hit the fan...she was the one that was closest to Dell and I think she will step up....SOMEONE BETTER!
I will not watch this show again. It showed everything that's wrong with society today. Each couple in that show could have taken Betsy and shown her the love she needed. To show all 3 couples being so incredibly selfish was just the last straw for me. I love Violets character and think her reason was better than all the rest, but I am really disappointed that Pete was so against it. Dell was a wonderful person to all of them - TAKING care of Sam's daughter when he was killed. For Sam to turn his back on that little girl was wrong. I know this is just a fictionalized situation, but I want to watch programs that challenge us to be the BEST person we can be. Private Practice is NOT a show for me.
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?
I think it was amazing. I don't really know what else to say (still puffy eyed though) I love how Violet stood up to the mark...even though others contemplated it, but then didn't. and I love how they fitted pete's reason for not wanting to adopt betsy into his patients storyline...or the husbands. With the whole falling madly in love, then losing them kinda thing. It's understandable that Pete doesn't want to risk losing violet again so soon...
I am kinda upset that sam was so selfish though - so what that he has a daughter and grand-daughter already!? they live with naomi!!! and he's only checking on them while she's away! It's ridiculous! but I loved Charlottes speech to coop about how things change and all that.
I loved what they did with betsy and I hope they do bring her back again...like, have had her fostered to come back to be adopted by vi&pete...or become a patient kinda thingyyy. ahaha...anyway, I thought it was awesome...
It showed the struggles of real life,
omg says, 'wow. how could someone just abanadon her?... i mean, come on! that's not something that happens. '
sorry, but as someone who lived in children's homes, things like this do happen everyday. It made me sick and I wanted them to take her in. I know Dale would have done it for any of them, or would have tried. I understand that not everyone can do it, but some of the reasons were just plain selfishness, but that really is reality. Sadly, but true. My family situation was not good. My mom betrayed me and she has 5 sisters. Not one of them stepped in for me. Family means nothing except what people make of it. Some are good, some are not. I like that it was realistic. The chances of a person's coworkers, not matter how much they liked him, adopting someone's troubled child is very unlikely.
wow. how could someone just abanadon her? When Dell was dying, and everyone was like they'll do anything for him, but not his daughter? i mean WTF? couldn't they have been a big nicer about just shipping her off? and her aunt just coming and leaving her??? i mean, come on! that's not something that happens. this was the saddest episode ever, but i have to give shonda some credit. we expected for them to take betsey in, and they didn't. we've just changed our outlook on private practice all together. maybe shonda has this big grand plan that's gonna knock our socks off. we will just wait and see
i will say this; it's not always in the best interest of the child to be taken completely out of the situation. also, i know of a sweet little girl who was in foster care and was adopted by her foster parents. they are loving and made that choice of loving her waaaay before they even knew her. how? because they opened their home to foster care. i'm not too sure that it would have been good for betsy to live with people who's plan was to never have her. plus- look at meredith grey. not always a good idea to be raised by a doctor. lol =)
I right I hate the people of the practice. All of these characters are rich and successful and they can't even reach out and help a little girl who has lost everything. There friends and coworkers child for christs sake. They have indeed done a very bad thing...
I hate them all. Dell was thier friend and gave his life in service for others. How on earth would Betsy be better off in the foster care system? They know what happens to kids who slip through the cracks. She has lost her mother, her father and now the only people who are supposed to care about her abdandon her to the foster care system. She is an older child and the odds of her being adopted are slim. They are foolish, selfish, blacked-hearted idiots. WTH!
I AGREE WHY EVEN BRING BETSY BACK TO THE SHOW IF ALL THEY WERE GOING TO DO IS PUT HER IN FOSTER CARE. HOW AWFUL DELL DID SO MUCH FOR THEM THAT WAS JUST WRONG
Wow. Just wow. Dell has done so much for them, and if any of them were to die, and he was alive, he would have so quickly taken their child in. I am so dissapointed with them, and cried at that part, when they took poor little Betsey away. How sad.
I agree.I loved private practice when it first aired as I continued to see addison in the full spotlight.But she is so needy now>i thought this was soppose to be about her getting stronger after the divorce from derek but she seem the same selfish addison she was on grey's.SMH I was begging for addison to take in betsy she would have been the perfect choice as she is so needing to be loved right now.Her guy choices and emotional insecurities proves she needs somesort of stability in her life.I pray that this will not be the end of betsy's story and the writers continue to push her in the doctors lives so they can see there tru arrogance.SMH until next week
Laina Rose Rogers
I think I agree with you! I haven't said that about a show before but I am getting tired of most of the people on the show. I watch mostly for it's connection to GA, but lately I feel like I am watching selfish smug pretty people? They don't seem to have real hearts. How could they not take in that little girl?? They all have means and ability.
I thought last night was so very sad. I agree with Violet that they "did a very bad thing". Someone should have stepped up. they are all grown adults. Its time for the child!
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