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Private Practice Review: Unicorn Baby

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Wow. Let’s all together take a deep breath and sigh in relief for two reasons.

First, that was one heck of a season finale! Seriously, talk about intense. Secondly, we really ought to celebrate news of the renewal of Private Practice together. Although we can’t actually high five, rest assured that I’m just as enthused as you are to know we’ll see our favorite doctors once again.

Sam and Amelia

"Gone, Baby, Gone" mainly focused on Amelia going into labor. The Seaside Wellness doctors were at odds after all learning about Amelia’s controversial decision regarding her child's organs. The doctors questioned whether what Amelia wanted was actually murder and if it was ethical.

At first, I felt like what Amelia wanted was just what needed to be done. However, I slowly understood that what I thought appeared to be clearly black and white was indeed a very gray area. Nevertheless, I thought that Amelia’s choice was brave and amazing as her “unicorn baby” was very much a miracle.

When Amelia held her child and had only a couple of seconds to decide what to do next, I simply couldn’t hold the tears back. I thought to myself how incredibly difficult it must be and realized how incredibly strong she has been as she’s overcome such a great deal throughout this season.

I’ve said it before and I need to say it again: Caterina Scorsone was absolutely fantastic tonight. Every ounce of her pain and angst was perfectly expressed. This girl needs to totally be honored for her work.

And Baby Makes Three?

Elsewhere: There was lots of touching, making out and even more with Jaddison this week. However, as we all know, nothing ever comes easy for our girl, Addie. In fact, Sam definitely through a wrench into Addie’s new plans with Jake by professing his love for her and even proposing. Where did that come from?!?

Sure, it was nice that he finally manned up and decided to fight for her, but I’m with Addie. She responded to his rant by saying it was simply too little and too late. However, with Sam claiming he was all in and Jake on his way with flowers and Chinese food, we were left not knowing who she chose.

Who would you like to see Addison pick? I, for one, still want her to choose neither. She’s hardly ever been truly single and I hope she chooses only Henry. The men can wait.

Private Practice Season 5 Finale Photo

Meanwhile, Charlotte and Cooper shared some incredible scenes as usual. It’s evident that their love has never been stronger than ever. Every scene with Mason was also perfect, and I just love their family dynamic. I am really looking forward to what happens next for this family. Maybe Charlotte will be pregnant soon enough.

Thanks to the recklessly annoying Pete, there won’t be a Violet Annoyance Scale this week. Though he finally realized that he needed to cooperate and do whatever it takes to get back to his family, I hated how stubborn he was and thought he was absolutely ridiculous when he told Violet to just tell Lucas the truth about his whereabouts. Seriously? If that type of behavior persists, we might have to consider a Pete Annoyance Scale.

Other Memorable Moments

  • Sheldon and Amelia finally made up. They really are best friends, aren’t they?
  • As Cooper was speaking to Pete about stepping up and being a parent and husband first, I couldn’t help but to be so proud of Cooper. He’s come such a long way.
  • How many of you smiled when Mason asked Charlotte if he could call her “Mama” the way that she calls her mother?

Well, TV Fanatics, it’s been a pleasure. See you next season! Be sure to hit the comments to share your predictions for next season. Also, don’t forget to return later this week to chime in on our Private Practice Round Table.

Review

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I actually hope addison is not going to break jakes heart. With the story about his late wife and how amazing he has been with amelia I really think he deserves better. But in the very beginning of the episode addison says she doesn't feel like therapy anymore because her life is complete.. so she probably accepts the proposal, right?

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People it is television! These are not real doctors and all of the PP doctors are the best in their field on that show. All of the GA doctors are the best on their show. The writers are just developing the characters for the medical issues on that episode.....Yep, it is only TV! It is not real, okay?? It is too late to save anyone's Rep. It has been musical beds since day one! Taye/Sam is so hot! Kate/Addison is just gorgeous! They are the hottest couple ever on TV! I agree that they should ride it out to the end together as a family in the last season!

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I don't know if im bias agenst Sam .i just didn't like him this season at all. I would hate to see him and Addison back together. He was so in love ( but was he really) I think the relationship was more of a confort / sexual to both of them. I like the idea of jake n her bc he seems like he wouldn't put up with her crap but will love her like a women needs to be loved . But please noooo Sam. I'd rather her be solo. Same for jack if it's not addie let it be no one I'm just about sick of everyone having their turn with one another. Why is it that greys and private all friends all have fun sleeping with one another .. Come one rhines ur writers can do better then a sex triangle And yeah Sam being the best surgeon comment... Totally agree I mean the love doctor one of the best cardio surgeons hahaha... Could have used someone like Yang or teddy before calling him the best lol Glad Addie pushed harder to support Amelia even though never got fully how she have stayed away the whole time.. I mean it wasntlikeit was Addies fault she got Henry or Amelia's fault she had a unicorn baby Sick of vi/Pete one would think they don't have a child the way they act They really need fresh faces bc they show is started to be a zzzzz
Charlotte and cooper are my fav strong great family

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Please let Addison & Sam be together. They are definately great together and they are so awesome as a family with Henry. I also like the idea of Amelia and Jake as they do seem to get each other

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this season story lines went really so slow and boring.
if next season is the very last season, i really hope they move on and show another side of the characters already! i agree with the latest post,
addisam and henry be a family.
charcoop and mason. with Charlotte pregnant or something.
Vi/Pete/lucas- work things out, live their lives.
amelia maybe with jake (they seem to get each other and get along well)
Sheldon w/ his ex wife. and then add some good medical drama!

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Addison/Sam/Henry
Charlotte/Cooper/Mason
Violet/Pete/Lucas
Amelia/???
Sheldon/???
Jake can leave......
No more kids!
Last season so let's just have good tv!!!

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I loved both Amelia and Charlotte -- excellent, tear-jerker scenes. I will say, however, that while I love Charlotte taking Mason under her wings, I don't want her to be pregnant. I think she's such a great role model for a working woman who has grown to love a son she never planned but doesn't need to have her own biological child to feel satisfied. I want the emphasis on Charlotte/Mason/Cooper as a family, not on the need to have another kid.

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One thing that really bothered me tonight. Sam is 'one of the best cardiology surgeons' now? A couple of seasons ago he wasn't even a cardiology surgeon! He studied it at one time and didn't do it until suddenly 'oh by the way I can be a heart surgery' and now he's one of the best in the field????

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Can I just tell you how much I love Charlotte this season? She's become my favorite on the show followed closely by Amelia. But her convo with Addison about being a mom was so good. Her fighting for the surgery then doing it anyway even though she wasn't 100% convinced it was the right thing. Then the scenes with her and Mason. *SOB* Her and Cooper's marriage is the only good couple on that show lately so if Shonda does anything to screw that up - I'll hunt her down.
Jake, Addison & Sam - not sure what I feel about these three but I agree. Addison needs to focus on her little man and not her hormones and inability to be alone. Sad that she finally slept with Jake and might end up breaking his heart soon. One thing that really bothered me tonight. Sam is 'one of the best cardiology surgeons' now? A couple of seasons ago he wasn't even a cardiology surgeon! He studied it at one time and didn't do it until suddenly 'oh by the way I can be a heart surgery' and now he's one of the best in the field????

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Addison, Jake, and Sam - I was very touched by Addison & Amelia during the birth, then her breakdown afterwards discussing the Unicorn baby plus her conversation with Charlotte about being a mom. THAT is the Addison I love. Put her with men and she's a hot mess. She needs time alone like you said. She's going to crush Jake's heart. She never should have been with Sam (he's her BFF's ex husband FFS! It never should have happened!) and for a whole season its been way too back and forth with them. They're like Pete and Violet - its just not working even if they love each other. Let Jake find happiness with someone else (Amelia perhaps?). Let Addison enjoy being single and loving lil Henry. And let Sam go back to being awesome before he became a jealous jerk who was more wrapped up in his love life than anything else in the world. Can I just tell you how much I love Charlotte this season? She's become my favorite on the show followed closely by Amelia. But her convo with Addison about being a mom was so good. Her fighting for the surgery then doing it anyway even though she wasn't 100% convinced it was the right thing. Then the scenes with her and Mason. *SOB* Her and Cooper's marriage is the only good couple on that show lately so if Shonda does anything to screw that up - I'll hunt her down.
Jake, Addison & Sam - not sure what I feel about these three but I agree. Addison needs to focus on her little man and not her hormones and inability to be alone. Sad that she finally slept with Jake and might end up breaking his heart soon. One thing that really bothered me tonight. Sam is 'one of the best cardiology surgeons' now? A couple of seasons ago he wasn't even a cardiology surgeon! He studied it at one time and didn't do it until suddenly 'oh by the way I can be a heart surgery' and now he's one of the best in the field????

Private Practice Season 5 Episode 22 Quotes

I'm like that... all bomb-shelly.

Amelia

I am shocked by just how much I genuinely love him. I want to take the pain away, and I know I can't and it just kills me.

Charlotte

Private Practice Season 5 Episode 22 Music

  Song Artist
Foy vance be the song Be the Song Foy Vance iTunes
Duquette johnston and the rebel kings roll baby roll Roll Baby Roll Duquette Johnston and the Rebel Kings iTunes
Lost in the trees vines Vines Lost in the Trees iTunes
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