Welcome back to TV Fanatic's Private Practice Round Table!
Our official Private Practice review broke down last week's "The Time Has Come," in detail. Now, TVF staff writers Christina Tran and Carissa Pavlica join newcomers Caitlyn Castro and Jarrod Mitchell for a Round Table Q&A.
Read their answers below and weigh in with yours!
What was your favorite scene or quote from the episode?
Caitlyn: Favorite scene definitely goes to Jake and Addison in the hotel room. And coincidentally, my favorite quotes are from there, too! For example: "Was it the eating? Was it all the eating? Did it freak you out?" and of course the "Is it because you saw my vagina in a medical way?"
Jarrod: As much as I do enjoy my Jaddison moments, I’m going to say the fight between Violet and Pete. Her words: “I practically begged you to stop me from walking out that door, but you didn’t. You didn’t do a damn thing. You let me go, and now you have the audacity, you have to go and tell me I can’t see somebody else?” Honestly, I’m praising Violet to actually never go back to Pete again.
Carissa: Addison flopped on the bed all drunk and embarrassed. I love to see nearly perfect people make asses of themselves like the rest of us!
Christina: Jake: “I think I can see your arteries closing up from here.” I loved the drunken bacon cheeseburger-loving Addie.
Are you rooting for Jake or does Addie need to give Sam a second try?
Caitlyn: Definitely Jake! I think this week he really proved that he's a good man. He respected Addison and didn't take advantage of her in anyway. Addison going back to Sam again would be what … the third chance already? She needs to move on!
Jarrod: A second try? I believe Addison and Sam have had their seasons 3, 4 and 5 of fame together. It’s time to pass the torch. It’s understandable that Addison still has feelings for Sam, but Jake is, well, Jake. Besides, the sparks between them two are just unexplainable and flaring every episode.
Carissa: Jake. Jake. Jake. She and Sam have too much other history that will always get in the way. Plus the whole, "I don't want another kid thing" is an obstacle they will never clear.
Christina: I’m with the rest of the round table on this one. Besides, I already have a Team Jake t-shirt.
Should Cooper and Erica be honest with Mason about the latter’s declining health?
Caitlyn: The accident was bad enough but I think being in his mother's embrace during a seizure should be enough for Mason to get some answers. That would've been traumatizing for any kid and I'm sure he's got questions. Cooper and Erica don't need to tell him she's terminal, but I think he deserves the sugar coated truth.
Jarrod: Probably best if Erica and Cooper do. Honestly, if the kid hasn’t picked up on anything yet, he never will. This storyline feels like it’s been dragging on forever. Just kill off the mother and put Mason with Cooper and Charlotte. I’m pretty sure everyone else is predicting that this is the case. Am I right?
Carissa: Yes. Because if they don't and she dies, he will never have the chance to express to her how he feels and it will haunt him and Cooper forever.
Christina: Absolutely. Then again, I have a feeling that Mason recognizes that something is seriously wrong with his mother and will come to Erica and Cooper with questions soon enough.
What did you think of Sheldon’s case with the army veteran experiencing PTSD?
Caitlyn: I thought it was another good story and issue for the show to discuss. I liked how the show was once again able to connect with RAINN and raise awareness on that. I also appreciated the discussion between Sheldon and Violet because it explained how different that case was to other cases done by the show.
Jarrod: I’m with Caitlyn on this one. It was emotional, it raises awareness, and it’s purely based on fact. Cases like these happen so often and I’m glad the show brought it up. I believe Sheldon was much better equipped to handle it, but I do wish that he’d get a storyline that doesn’t resolve around work for once.
Carissa: Very sad, actually. Especially the reaction of his wife. Although as soon as I saw that particular actress cast as his wife, I knew she would give him trouble about it.
Christina: As always, Private Practice has such interesting and defining medical cases. It was a tough story to tell and the writers did an excellent job. However, like Jarrod, I think that Sheldon needs an actual storyline outside of the ones with him involved with his patients.
Did you notice that Amelia had hardly any screen time?
Caitlyn: Definitely. She probably had less than a minute of screen time and her only dialogue had to do with Erica's condition. I thought it was pretty odd how she was completely out of the storylines this week.
Jarrod: As a matter of fact, I did. I get that she has had plenty of screen time this season, but isn’t she meant to be on some redemption arc? I don’t want to see her apologizing to someone four weeks from now for her actions. Continuation is the key; otherwise, us fans lose the plot.
Carissa: Not really. With such a large cast, some characters get more screen time some weeks than others. She was definitely in on the Erica scenes.
Christina: Like Carissa, I hardly noticed. Luckily, we know that she’ll be back with more screen time sooner than later as she will likely play a major role in Erica’s treatment storyline.
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