Private Practice Round Table: "The Letting Go"

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Welcome back to TV Fanatic's Private Practice Round Table!

Our Private Practice review broke down last week's "The Letting Go," 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!


1. What was your favorite quote or scene from this episode?

Caitlyn: "I didn't cry, I didn't cry. I was strong so she'd remember me smiling and being a good boy. I didn't cry, Charlotte." Mason, played by Griffin Gluck, was just great there. And it just showed that Mason and Charlotte mean a lot to one another now.

Jarrod: It was actually really hard to pick one, but I’ll probably go with the scenes with Jake and his daughter. It was great to see more in on Jake’s personal life.

Carissa: I can tell you what my least favorite scene was. When Violet and Pete were popping Scott's shoulder back into place and through the look on his face you could see he had decided to let Violet go because he thinks they belong together. I've never been a VP fan and can't stand the thought of the turmoil again. My favorite quote was "I'm not looking forward to the rest of my life."

Christina: Addison: “How does anyone know when to keep going and when to just let go?”

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2. What was the most emotionally-draining moment of the night?

Caitlyn: For me, it definitely had to be seeing Mason and Erica say goodbye to one another and then Mason running into Charlotte's arms. Those minutes were just so hard and painful to watch because they had been done so beautifully. You could feel the emotions of all these characters. Seeing Charlotte holding on to Mason like that and then Cooper looking on was probably the strongest part of the night.

Jarrod: Without sounding like I’m emotionally stunted, none of it emotionally-drained me. Erica was never a likeable character and I fear as though that’s not the last we’ll see of Corrine. Crazy woman with a gun shooting up The Practice, anyone?

Carissa: Seeing Mason run to Charlotte and break after saying goodbye to his first mother. I say first because in that moment, running into Charlotte's arms, he acknowledged that she is his new mother and will be from that point on. That's a lot for a kid to accept.

Christina: I’m with Caitlyn and Carissa on this one. I had to grab an extra tissue at that point and it was incredibly moving to see Mason turn to Charlotte in such an unexpected way.

3. Scott doesn’t want to get in the way of what he thinks Violet wants. Is it safe to say that Pete wants what Violet clearly wants?

Caitlyn: Yeah, probably. Who knows and honestly who cares? Pete and Violet can try all they want but they'll never really work.

Jarrod: I’m just gonna say what everyone clearly thinks; Does anybody care what Violet and Pete want? Honestly, Violet’s constant hope and Pete’s constant negativity all season long has made me ask the same old question these past 4 seasons: What the hell were the writers thinking when they put these two together?

Carissa: I don't think either of them will ever know what they want, which is why I think they belong apart.

Christina: Nothing safe can be said about these two. I don’t think they even know what they really want.

4. With Corrine out of the picture now, will AddiSam make a comeback or will Jaddison finally move a step forward?

Caitlyn: If I have to watch through another try at making AddiSam work, I don't know what I'd do. I'll probably mute those parts or something ‘cause I've had enough of it! Yes, they care about each other and will probably always love one another. But that doesn't mean they work as a couple. It's time for Jake to step in and really take care of Addison the way she deserves to be loved and taken care of.

Jarrod: No offense to Addison, but she has a tendency to screw things up. You can tell that she’s still in love with Sam, but also trying to warm up to Jake at the same time. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a Jaddison fan, but I want Addison to give the single thing a try for a little while longer if she still has Sam on the brain.

Carissa: No way on AddiSam. Done. Burnt to a crisp. Jaddison was end game the moment he was introduced. Seeing him with his daughter put such a smile of joy on Addison's face and hearing he had been discussing her with his girl? Case closed.

Christina: As a huge Jaddison fan, it pains me to say that I don’t think AddiSam are officially over yet. It’s clear that Addie is interested in Jake, but I can’t get rid of this gut feeling that’s telling me she will be emotionally conflicted with her love for Sam. Her heart’s going to want one thing while her head wants another.

5. Amelia was snacking on apples topped with magic cheese and chocolate chips. Would you try one if she asked nicely?

Caitlyn: I'm not a fan of cheese so I'll have to pass!

Jarrod: Maybe if I was pregnant, too – which one would consider extremely impossible as I’m a male.

Carissa: Sure, why not? Odds are she'd slap my hand away if I tried to take one before I asked if I could have it.

Christina: No, I would politely decline. However, I’d ask for the apples and chocolate chips and will use peanut butter instead of magic cheese on my little snacks.


@pj - PP finally returns on 4/17. Seriously, it's been the longest wait ever!


When is Private Practice going to be back on?


I think all the reader's whose comments are attacking the column writers must misunderstand the point of a Round Table posting Round Table means everyone's opinion is heard and given equal consideration, and the more opinions offered al the better. Round Tables are for everyone, writers and viewers to comment on a particle episode, and that is where the diversity in opinions are supposed to come from...from everyone, not the writing team. If you have an answer for the proposed Round Table questions, then give it. If you don't like any of the questions asked, ask a question of your own in your comment. TVFanatic readers are obviously reading other readers comments, so in your response to Round Table ask the question you'd have rather seen, give your own take on the episode, but please, stop the attacking.


I love this show I can't wait for the new episode of Private Practice and Greys Anatomy


Well, i agree with Caitlyn. About all questions. I too would have to mute anything Addysam related. They are painful to watch.


1. Addie's instantly joyous reaction to Amelia's news. I love this character and I love watching her journey.
2. Meh. I don't know why, I just didn't connect with Erica's story. It was draining watching Granny Vi flirt with her hubby over her boyfriend's hospital bed.
3. I don't think Pete knows what he wants. I think he needs a new arc.
4. I'm on Team Addison, and right now her chemistry with Jake is incredible and needs to be explored further. I don't know if he's 'end game', but I want some more build up and then some reward. Right now this kinda couple for me means PP >> GA in terms of anticipation each week. I loved Sam and Addie's friendship, and I hope they take some time apart and can hopefully regain that. I never bought their romance and I'm so tired of the retries.
5. Nope. Gross. Other thoughts:
I'm hoping Sam's OTHER one night stand got knocked up and Addie could adopt that baby. Would make for an interesting next season. :-)
I hope Amelia's journey continues. Would love if she and Addie got closer, cause Violet is too self-centered to be a good girlfriend.
Violet aged a decade since her hair got chopped.


Once again Charlotte and Cooper came out as my favorite part of this show. Charlotte is absolutely fabulous this season - the writers finally got her to a point where she's strong but loving and not a bitch. LOVE her. And their relationship is the only one you can count on as being strong lately. Hope the writers don't screw that up.


I don't like Addisam relationship, i loathe Sam, and Addison bores me! Not everyone has to like damn Addisam(what a stupid shipper name, sounds like veneral disease)! Sam is arrogant asshole and i don't get how anyone can like him.


on the last round table, I expressed myconcern at a member of the round table saying they were not interested in Sam's story. I think a round table should feature people who give an opinion on the entire episode. when you look at question 4, everyone doesnt like the Addison- Sam relationship. may be they should sit someone who likes the two together. When I read most of the private practice round tables and reviews, it feels like having a referee on the field who cheers when one team scores a goal.


1. Amelia telling addie she was pregnant. Oh!!!
2. The final goodbye between Erica and mason. And masons reaction afterwards. So fantastic.
3. I want Scott out of the picture, but I'm not sure if I want Pete and violet back together. In the beginning I lived them together, but I really think they have changed and both of them kinda irritate me.
4. Jadisson ftw!!!!
5. Haha, Amelia is just cool. Love her!

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