Private Practice Sneak Preview: "Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King?"

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Last night's episode of Private Practice ended on a shocking note.

Next week, we pick up right where we left off, and that's the worst possible place. The episode, appropriately, is titled "Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King?"

After Pete discovers Charlotte in the halls of the hospital bloodied and bruised, he and their fellow doctors come to her aid, but only Addison learns the truth from her.

For more on how this story line came to be and what to expect, read this interview with KaDee Strickland. Now, here's a preview (be forewarned, it's upsetting):

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Misskitten

Now that I'm rewatching the sneak peek, I can clearly see her wiping the clotch (hankerchief or something like that) between her legs... she's definitely collecting DNA evidense from herself and locking it in the drawer for safe-keeping.

Misskitten

@Daedra22 I think what Charlotte locked away in her drawer in the sneak peek wasn't there when she originally left her office... I think it's something she later on can use as evidence against the guy, like maybe she used the cloth to wipe semen off herself, or something like that. It's clear from how she avoided people and stumbled into the supply closet that she intended to clean herself up, she even said to Pete that she didn't want anyone to see her like that.

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@ daedra22 Exactly I couldnt agree with you more. Im excited for Thursday however in a bittersweet way. I really dont want to see poor charlotte struggle through this!

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"It was a crime, and you don't think she'd want a violent rapist on the loose.Also wondering why she was so careful to lock the desk drawer and hide the key. Wouldn't she have done that the first time she was leaving the office?" Many victims of rape do not want anyone to know. Some people feel humiliated, some feel weak, some are scared... there are any number of reasons not to call for help.

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She was probably in shock. That is probably why she doesn't say anything. And yes more often then not a hospital has to have consent to do a vaginal exam. She probably doesn't tell Cooper because she is ashamed, and scared, like a lot of rape victims. It doesn't matter that she doesn't have a reason to feel that way its just how she feels. She probably didnt call the police or call for help, because as someone has said he put his hand over her mouth, and also, she was scared I'm sure, and didnt want people to see her that way. I too though am wondering what the significance of the drawer is. hmmm...

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I don't understand why Charlotte wouldn't call for help, call the police, rather than just tell Pete to shut the door, etc. It was a crime, and you don't think she'd want a violent rapist on the loose.Also wondering why she was so careful to lock the desk drawer and hide the key. Wouldn't she have done that the first time she was leaving the office? Looks to be a great episode. I have really gotten to like Charlotte's character as the series has progressed. I hope she uses her grit and her strength to get through this.

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This is SOOOOOOOOOOO AWFUL! Poor Charlotte! People can say what they will about her, but I have a soft spot for her! :/

Seriouslyseriously

Oh my god. This is going to be an immensely difficult episode to watch.

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Madeleine, I'm not positive, but I think a doctor can't do a vaginal exam without the patient's consent.

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Charlotte's fingernail... It's unbelievable that they wouldn't examine her and check if she was raped! I mean, how they know she hadn't lost her conscienceness and hadn't been raped then? Isn't it a sort of standard medical treatment?

Private Practice Quotes

You ever been violated? Anybody rape you lately? Let me tell you what its like. You know those made for TV movies where some woman's crouched down naked in a shower holding her knees and sobbing because when she closes her eyes she can still feel the guys hands on her? How when they show the attack the woman's eyes go all blank and still and she goes to some other place in her mind just to deal with the horror of what's happening to her while some Lillith Fair song plays. It is nothing like that. He's sturdy and sweaty and he licks your face and wipes himself off in your hair and when you try to scream he punches you so hard you see God. And then he goes at you again reaping stuff you didn't even know you had because he enjoyed it so much the first time. I know you're trying to help but if helping me means that everyone is gonna be looking at me the way you're looking at me now please do not help me.

Charlotte

You tomato-ed me back. I like that.

Amelia

Private Practice Music

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Song Lost The Mary Onettes
Down-in-the-valley Down In The Valley The Broken West iTunes
Song Message From Yuz The Switches
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