Private Practice to Give Addison Which "Happy Ending?"

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On September 25, Private Practice will kick off its sixth and possibly final season.

But while the fate of this ABC drama is unknown, the future of its main attraction was made clear in May: Kate Walsh will depart the series after its subsequent 13 episodes.

How will Addison be written out? Shonda Rhimes told TV Line during a recent set visit that she changes her mind on a weekly basis, but the "character deserves a happy ending" of some kind. Hmmm.... okay then...

Addison at Work

How might we send Dr. Montgomery into the smiling sunset? Who will she end up with? Where will she go? With so many possibilities, let’s start speculating:

  • Addison chooses Jake. With Baby Henry in tow and their bags packed, they finally take that trip to Fiji as a family. They eventually settle down somewhere much quieter than L.A. and open a joint practice with their combined specialties.
  • Addison ends up with Sam. After all, Private Practice Season 5 did conclude with Sam proposing. They both decide that they need a fresh, start from Seaside Wellness and move back to Addison’s Connecticut hometown. 
  • Mark Sloan survives on Grey’s Anatomy - with Addie’s help - and she realizes how important Mark is to her and she decides to start the next chapter of her life with McSteamy.
  • What if it’s just about Addison and Henry? She finally visits Naomi in New York and realizes how much she misses and needs her best friend. She and Henry end up as neighbors to Naomi, Fife and Betsy.

What do you think? What do you want?

Sound off now with your theory on how Private Practice will say goodbye to Addison and also vote in our poll: Should the show continue without her?


She won't end up with Sam. Shonda LOVES Taye Diggs too much to write him off with Kate Walsh.
I could easily see her writing off Benjamin Bratt with Kate Walsh by pulling the whole "I don't think we can give you the material you need to stay" line.
I don't really care much for the Mark Sloan idea, seeing as back in season 3 (of PP) Addison offered Mark a real chance for them and he went back (to GA) to get Lexie. So I wouldn't wanna see Addison getting the short stick by ANOTHER guy seeing as his only other option died in a plane crash.
I do like the idea of Addison taking baby Henry and going far away as possible together. Shonda stated a "possible wedding" this season, so perhaps she skips out on Sam and she decides to take Henry and travel doing the whole 'Eat, Pray, Love' scenario.
Ultimately, I'd like to see the show continue on without Addison for a back-up 9 episodes and if it doesn't workout, they bring back Kate Walsh (for the final episode) to conclude the show and she ends up choosing Jake.


Private Practice Quotes

Having a conscience is brutal.


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Private Practice Music

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