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Private Practice Review: "Just Lose It"

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Like Grey's Anatomy before it, Private Practice closed out 2010 in dramatic fashion, setting up some story lines that will clearly have a major impact early next year.

"Just Lose It" marked the return of Naomi. She missed quite a lot ... most notably the fact that Addison wants to have her ex-husband's baby. Elephant? Meet room.

We also meet an addiction-riddled patient, Emily, who routinely shows up pregnant, and who is routinely paid CASH by Pete, Charlotte and Violet to give up the baby.

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Naomi has a lot of catching up to do.

Emily says she’s clean and wants to keep this one. Addison is willing to help her, but Pete tries to convince her to have her tubes tied during the c-section, infuriating Addison.

Addison delivers the child but no tubes are tied whatsoever. Sadly, she later has a change of heart when the almighty dollar seems to be Emily's prime/only motivation in life.

In the end, the one who ends up giving this loser a grand to relinquish her parental rights is the one who had advocated for her. Talk about a lose-lose situation for everyone.

Unlawful? Check. Unethical? Check. The only feasible option anyway? You tell us.

This story line clearly ties in with Addison's own desire for a child. She tells Sam Emily’s baby could be THEIR baby. Social services has already found parents for her, but still.

Ultimately, Sam doesn't want to decide about the baby situation based on Addison's biological urges, which is obviously smart. He wants her to believe in him, and she does.

Think Sam and Addy make it happen by the end of the season? Will it drive Naomi out of town for good? The potential certainly exists for a number of intriguing plot twists.

Turning our attention to Charlotte, Cooper is livid when the D.A. will not file charges against her attacker. She puts on a good front, but behind that calmness is anything but.

Cooper knows it, too, and his confrontation about it leads to pain.

King of Pacific

Is the woman Cooper fell in love with really gone for good?

In an emotional scene that's hard to stomach, he calls her out over all her cliches and her faux sanguine attitude. She promptly bawls, and we're on the cusp of doing the same.

It gets worse later when Charlotte admits to Naomi that she’s afraid Cooper is going to leave her. He never actually will (at least in our opinion) but that's where her mind's at.

Maybe there is some reason to worry. What was with that pass he made at Amelia? We know you're vulnerable, but come on Coop! Get it together, man! Are you kidding?!

He makes his way to Sheldon’s office where he says the Charlotte he fell in love with is gone. He is there for her, but he's there for a person who, to him, doesn’t exist. Ouch.

Coop also treats a patient in this episode who eats too much ... because he didn't want to be touched anymore. That's not a reason you hear for obesity too frequently, is it?

Even compared to other typically hard to watch Private Practice medical and family story lines, this one us upsetting. Cooper thinks so too, pounding on the patient's father.

More shockingly than that, he had the wrong guy. It wasn't even a guy ... his mom was the culprit. What a messed up situation, but at least it's over for that poor young guy.

As rough as this week was on Cooper, Addison may have him beat when we return in 2011. A call from her mom makes Addison literally spring up out of bed. What now?!

A charted plane lands, Bizzy steps out and we see her longtime lover being taken off the plane in a wheelchair. Whatever happened to her, it's dire. Until next year ...

What did you think of last night's Private Practice? Comment below!

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Mcdreamylover18

@K: thank you it makes slot more sense now that I know that noww !! I get it noww ahahaa !!

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@McDreamyLover18: Because she usually says inappropriate things - so she needs a filter on her mouth before she blabs absolutely everything and anything.

Mcdreamylover18

Great episode I loved itt. Felt so bad for charlotte .. Cas how Cooper freak out on her cas if how she said that already felt soo bad. glad naiomi's back things were weird without her. And eveyrthijg else was soo interesting I loved it . Shonda is doing a good job with private practice this season it keeps me at the edge of my Seattle almost every episode cas yu don't know hat gonna happen next. I have a questionn ... Does anyone know why everyone was saying "filter" to Amelia cas I didn't get what that meant ? So if some one knows can yu please tell me thanks

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It was a good way for the writers to end the 2010 part of the season. I can't believe Coop made a pass on Amelia. Don't get me wrong, Amelia's new presence in the show brings in some humor and more drama, but Coop that wasn't smooth. You know you gotta hold it together! All I have left to say is you really got me craving for 2011 to come around Shonda and writers!

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Cooper and Charlotte are my favourite characters.
I can't believe Cooper kissed Amelia. He is meant to be with Charlotte since the beggining and they are perfect for each other. They have to be together! He has to understand that Charlotte has been through a lot and I know that he's been there for her, but he can't leave her. She's afraid and scared and she loves him. According to Cooper, he loves her too so he has to understand her, he has to be there for her. They're enganged for god's love, they have to get married.

Tvjunkie

Another great episode coming from Private Practice! I thought that a lot of the scenes were so genuinely done. Since I'm such a Charlotte and Cooper fan those were the parts that I am most enthralled by. From the very beginning of the episode, when they were sitting in the DA's office, you could already tell how Charlotte was staying strong for the sake of Cooper. And when she ran into the bathroom after Cooper's hysterics, you couldn't help but cry with her. I loved the moment between her and Naomi where she confessed that she wouldn't let him touch her and how she was scared he'd leave her. Although the Naomi and Charlotte pairing is a bit out of the blue, I still thought it was such a genuine scene. It probably worked it was Naomi because she was the only one who wasn't there when everything happened. The part that killed me the most is when Cooper confessed to Sheldon about how the Charlotte he loved is no longer there. I thought that was completely heartbreaking. I think we can all agree that Cooper was an ass for making a pass at Amelia but we also need to understand where he's coming from. It wasn't the best thing he could've done but you get why he did it. I think what I'm looking forward to the most when the show comes back in 2011 is how Cooper will learn to love who Charlotte is now and how Charlotte will learn to let Cooper in. We're going to start seeing this couple go through what it really means to be in the aftermath of a rape and I think that's really special. Still, I'm hoping this season doesn't end without them getting married. I think that will be the best thing that could happen for the both of them before the season ends.

Siri

Normally, Cooper is my favorite character, along with Charlotte and Amelia, but I agree with Anna - I hate him right now.

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At this moment I hate Cooper..

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Gee. Can I say "hiatus-hate is me"? Ok that didn't even make sense. Whatever. The Bizzy storyline is SO tantalising...

Aries93

I liked the episode a lot. But I must say that Pete, Violet and Charlotte were really horrible to that pregnant patient. I can't possibly understand what it is like to deal with a patient that is off and on drugs all the time, but it's their right as doctors to be professional to the patient. It's their hypocritical oath of being a doctor. Overall though, it was a fantastic episode.