Private Practice Review: Getting Lucky

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It isn't always easy differentiating right from wrong. In fact, some of the Oceanside Wellness doctors were caught "Breaking the Rules" to help their patients and to keep their secrets hidden on the second episode of the season.

I've said it a dozen times, and I'm going to say it again: Regardless of the situations Charlotte and Cooper are in, they always seemingly shine. Even when they were arguing about how to proceed with Cooper's patient, I couldn't help but feel like they had each other's backs. And, quite frankly, I absolutely love that!

I was upset that Cooper crossed the line and lost Charlotte's trust by breaking into her computer, but that's so Cooper. He's relentless when it comes to helping his patients. Luckily, his patient survived thanks to the stolen cord blood and forged documentation.

Close Up of Coop

That's just it, though. Last week, Amelia cut into Pete's head when she clearly had a drink or two prior to the surgery. This week, Cooper broke the law and technically stole to save his patient. In both scenarios, the patients survived. However, it's disconcerting to constantly see the doctors simply get so... lucky. What if Pete hadn't made it? What if the transplant didn't work out for Cooper's patient? What if the donor's family needed the blood?

Moreover, I'm glad that Sheldon stepped up and talked to Charlotte about her relationship with Amelia. It's too bad that Amelia can't be mature enough to see why Charlotte had to suspend her from surgery. One thing's for sure, Amelia's growing sobriety issues continued to take a turn for the worst. 

Elsewhere: I was ecstatic when Pete lashed out at Violet. When Pete appeared at the practice, I thought it was way too early. However, when I saw Violet there, I knew he was trying to get away from her. I'd be doing the same thing. Sure, Pete has grown "mean" and probably shouldn't use Violet as a "punching bag," but she isn't the easiest person to live with either. Again, I know that she was merely trying to help him during his recovery, but I definitely can understand why he might need some space from her.

As for the main lovebirds, they seemed genuinely happy. However, whether you're an AddiSam shipper or not, you've got to admit that any scene with Dr. Jake Reilly and Addison is entertaining. Do you think that Addison should have told Sam about Fiji, or "almost Fiji" as she put it?

By the way, how psyched are you now that Addison is content for a chance? From forcing Sam+condoms, giving up coffee, and getting off of birth control, Addison is obviously serious about getting a baby this time around (with or without Sam). Finally!

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this installment of Private Practice. It will only be a matter of time before Amelia's sobriety issues, as well as Addison's near Fiji incident, come to light. Until then, I'll be on the edge of my bed waiting next Thursday night to see what's to come of our favorite doctors and their soon-to-be-renamed Oceanside Wellness.

What did you think of "Breaking the Rules?" Are you still rooting for AddiSam? If not, what should we call Jake and Addison? How about... Jaddie?!?


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Rating: 4.6 / 5.0 (41 Votes)

NO WAY Addisam forever


HATED how self-righteous Charlotte was with Amelia. And then to want to hang out and go to AA together? No Way! Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice? Shame on me! Gotta say that even though I've been an AddiSam shipper in the past, Jake is looking awfully appealing... and if he wants to have kids, I think it might just tip Addison over the edge. They've got great chemistry together. IMO, she hasn't had chemistry like that since Dr. Noah, the patient's husband played by the yummy actor who went to "Cougar Town". I LOVED their chemistry, and she and BB have that same sort of connection.


AddiSam Forever, I love everything about them, so mature. Couples have problems and they try to solve them, they just dont go jumping for the next Male/Female as soon as the first real issue comes. Addisam are going to work on it and thats great. Pete was a little over the top but I can understand him, well played by Tim Daly. Also I'm enjoying the amelia storyline. More than anything with Jake/Addison I'm looking forward to the boys bonding Cooper/Sam/Jake looked adorable together. What are we going to call Sam/Jake?


I was ready to give up on addisam. NOT anymore I'm back to loving everything about them, Kate and Taye are just great together, they work great, they just fit. I love having addison in a steady relationship, I'm sick of her jumping from pairing to pairing. If not Sam then get the baby and stay alone or go back to Mark or Pete.


I actually liked this episode. So much love the Addie therapy scenes opening and closing the show, especially since she brings up her past. I actually enjoyed the Addisam scenes. If Shonda does this right, I can get back on board. Good for Addie, for telling him to get condoms! I don't get why Charlotte was acting high and mighty about rule breaking. She let a drunk operate! Now she lets Cooper get away with stealing a dead kids cord blood and forging a signature. She is a huge hypocrite. Cooper really needs to stop using children as an excuse to break the law. Damn, Pete is an ass! I actually felt sorry for Violet. Amelia has lost it! However, I understand why she doesn't trust Charlotte. She gave Amelia a free pass to operate drunk on Pete and now she is acting all high and mighty.

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Private Practice Season 5 Episode 2 Quotes

Jake: Look, I hate to burst your bubble over there, Dr. Montgomery, but I'm a catch.
Addison: And so humble.

In some ways I'm proud of that chapter. I fought for love. I had poison ivy. You know, I lost, but I really fought.


Private Practice Season 5 Episode 2 Music

  Song Artist
Song The Balcony The Rumor Said Fire
Song Free The Rumor Said Fire
Buried beds telegram Telegram Buried Beds iTunes