Private Practice Review: In It Together

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Tonight’s penultimate episode of the season – but hopefully, not the series – could have certainly served as a season finale.

Between Pete’s rash judgment to help his patient and both Amelia and Addie facing life-altering decisions, there were choices galore to be made. Rest assured, though, the Seaside Wellness doctors will be back next week and we’ll hopefully get some, if not all, of the answers to the questions we were left with after "Drifting Back."

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For now, let’s discuss what went down.

Sheldon finally returned from his two-week vacation in Aruba with his ex-wife. It was really nice to have him around, but a shame we didn’t get to see more of an actual storyline with his personal life.

Everyone but Amelia was excited to see him. At first, she was utterly cold toward him and then was asking for his help in an extremely unexpected way to help her forget. I love how frustrating Amelia can be at times, and then she can immediately make you feel every ounce of her pain.

Thank goodness, Jake was there all along to help her stray from slipping away back to using. Though it was short, I appreciated the way he was able to relate to Amelia by sharing more on his background story. All in all, Jake helped Amelia realize that in order to choose to stay alive, carry her baby to term and for her baby to help save the lives of other babies, she couldn’t let her addiction kill her nor the child.

Elsewhere: Sam and Addie spent most of the time playing house, finally pushing Addie to ask Sam what he truly wanted. We weren’t shown his response, but Jaddison shared yet another explosive and surprising kiss.

I loved when Jake said: "I see that we’re all in it together, and I think I’m good with that.” That’s totally how the doctors at Seaside Wellness are – all in it together. For more lines, don't forget to check out our Private Practice quotes section.

Meanwhile, this week’s episode focused on two different cases. In the first, Sheldon and Violet worked together with a family troubled by a father who couldn’t control sexual feelings for his daughter. Luckily, Amelia was able to save the day by removing a lesion on the father’s brain. I thought it was realistic for the daughter not to be able to forgive her father right away.

As for the second case, Pete was caught between a patient's partner and father over the course of life saving treatment. While both Sam and Charlotte were able to separate their feelings from the law, Pete refused to honor the patient’s father’s wishes and helped end the patient’s life. Last season ended with the practice in shambles, will the hospital face the same fate?

Now it’s time for the Violet Annoyance Scale (VAS). Thanks to Pete acting like an irate child and incredibly irresponsible throughout the entire installment, I’m rating this episode a 2 on the VAS. Violet constantly tried to get him to talk about their relationship, or the lack of one. The harder Violet tried to talk to Pete, the more it seemed like he would go to the extremes to avoid her. Regardless of their circumstances, she made it clear that she wanted to fight for what they had. Hey Violet, key word is had. These two together are beyond excruciating to watch now.

I honestly laughed out loud when Violet asked if she was repellant. I also loved when Cooper stated that she, Pete and Lucas made a great family but questioned if she and Pete were actually a great couple. This is something most of us have been wondering for quite some time now.

Other Observations

  • How adorable was baby Henry? Seriously, his big eyes show just how happy a baby he is. Then again, who wouldn’t want to be fed while listening to the waves crash?
  • Violet is FINALLY selling her murder home. Seriously, that house could be showcased on American Horror Story

So, what did you think, TV Fanatics? Hit the comments to share your predictions for next week’s season finale. Also, don’t forget to return later this week to chime in on our Private Practice Round Table.


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Jake & Addi :) jeeeeej!


Jaddison all the freaking way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They make a better pairing than Sam and Addison. I honestly DO NOT understand why Shonda went down that road. I think that they have great chemistry as friends but to say they will be lovers never gelled well. Violet and Pete are good for each other, they do not pretend to be someone else to the other person. They sometimes clash but they will hopefully get there in the end. On one hand I feel sorry for Amelia, on the other I feel that she is responsible for her situation and she must deal with it and move on.
Sheldon also deserves someone else. Amelia has a long road ahead and if PPP should end, Shonda should send her to Seattle!!!! I want Caterina on TV FOREVER!


Amelia broke my heart tonight. I can't imagine how hard it would be to carry a baby full term knowing it has no chance of survival.
I'm completely over Addisam!!!!! Why keep dragging it out? Like Addison said, if he still can't come up with an answer why are they even talking about it. I'm totally ready for some Jaddison!!!! Jake is exactly what she needs :)
Fingers crossed all the office sex Charlotte and Cooper keep having leads to a baby.


Liked the episode but my AddiSam heart was crushed by that kiss. What happened to being with only Henry for now and going back with Sam next season? Anyway, I loved Jake this episode after his heart to heart talk with Amelia and wanted them more than ever to become a couple...another hope dashed I guess. My heart went out to Violet this episode and didn't find her the least bit annoying. Loved Amelia and felt her pain; couldn't give a rats ar*e over Sheldon.


The kiss at the end? Flawless. I'm glad that Jaddisson are finally on track. I just hope Sam doesn't swoop in last minute and ruin this potential glorious couple.
I give VAS a negative 2 if anything. I found Violet to be opposite of annoying. She finally realized what she wanted. If anything, I'd give a PAS of 7. He constantly shut her out when she FINALLY wanted to talk about their relationship. She tries to include him and he shuns her out? This guy has some serious drastic issues. Nevertheless, I do admire how he advocated for his patient and stood in.
I don't blame Amelia for her cold shoulder for Sheldon. He was gone for at least 2 months and didn't even bother to call her and check in. I get the getaway, but if he loves her like he does, why not take the time to check up on her?


Good chapter, but Pete is very irrational and impulsive, but it is time that one of them face the consequences because almost all of the practice have crossed that line and must face their actions. Finally Jaddison yeah

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