Three episodes remain in this season of Private Practice, but - fans of this series sincerely hope - not in the drama as a whole.
While ABC is yet to decide the fate of this bubble show, the most recent ratings are encouraging, as is the fact that it's leading our poll of ABC shows readers most want to see saved.
What can viewers expect from the final trio of installments? Among other developments teased by the network: a gender identity disorder case; a birth; and a major decision by Addison.
Check out the official promo for Tuesday's episode now and then read through the official ABC descriptions for what's ahead:
May 1: "True Colors"
Addison, Pete and the team treat an illegal immigrant facing deportation who self-induces her pregnancy so that her child will be a U.S. citizen; Cooper and Violet work with a young girl who has gender identity disorder - and with her parents -- and Violet wants to continue therapy with Pete before they begin dating again.
May 8: “Drifting Back”
When a patient’s partner and father are heatedly divided on his health care, Pete makes a decision that impacts everyone, including himself; meanwhile, Jake offers strength and experience to Amelia when he suspects she’s being tempted to substance abuse, Sheldon and Violet treat a family concerned about the father’s new sexual appetite, and as baby Henry draws Addison and Sam closer, they struggle to define their relationship.
May 15: “Gone, Baby, Gone”
When Amelia goes into labor, the Seaside doctors – even those she pushed away — come to her side as she faces the hardest decision of her life. Meanwhile, after Pete finds himself in life-changing trouble, he and Violet realize what they mean to one another, and Addison is faced with a choice.
NOTE: ABC has released the synopsis and a slew of photos from the Castle season finale. Check them out now!