Private Practice Premiere Reaction: Now What?

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SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading now if you have not yet watched last night's Private Practice Season 6 premiere.

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On an episode aptly titled "Aftershock," our favorite physicians were stunned to learn that Tim Daly's Pete did not jump bail. He died of a heart attack.

How will this major development affect everyone at Seaside Wellness going forward? TV Guide spoke with the cast and offered up the following tidbits and spoilers from each character's point of view:

Coop will be there for Charlotte, teased Paul Adelstein: "Especially in the first couple of episodes you see the intensity of that relationship, the intensity of her need with Lucas and her existential worry about what's going to happen, if something happens to her or Lucas, she's obviously rocked."

Charlotte will experience guilt, says KaDee Strickland: "She takes it really hard. There is an element of this that inherently feels like it's somehow her fault. He was there so much for her. He was her knight in shining armor when she was raped."

According to Caterina Scorsone, Amelia will take charge in a way: "Because Amelia has been through so much death and so much grieving, she's a bit of an authority in how it feels, and so she is trying to make sure Violet has as much support as she possibly can, so Amelia takes on that responsibility."

What did you think of Pete's death and the way the Private Practice premiere was structured overall?


I LOVED the first Private Practice of the new season! We all knew that Pete wasn't coming back to the show, so killing him off was a good idea. It gives all of the other doctors, especially Violet, something new to play off of. Charlotte will be a great mother and I can't wait to watch her on-screen pregnancy with triplets! She is really great with Cooper's son; she is going to be a great Mother. I am really loving Addison with Jake. They are a great couple. She was boring with Sam. All they did was have sex, and then Sam whined about Addison wanting a baby. Get over it and get a life, dude!


Sam needs a different and better love interest!! His new relationship is not convincing! And it is NOT a good match!! Get a hot new guy for Violet!!


I love how they formatted the show this season and the plotlines. I think they couldn't have done much more with Pete's character other then killing him off.


I dont like the format of the show. all the signs before each scene and times. it reminded me of frazier. i agree a cross over with grey's was a missed opportunity and the fans were robbed of a potential great show.
just saying......................


Um yeah, Coop will be there for Charlotte and Lucas? Don't you mean Violet? Editing??


I agree with Sherzz and Bsar. There are too much dead in both shows Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice. I also don’t understand why Pete is killed at the end of the show.
It would be the perfect moment to make a cross-over. Addison and Amelia could go to Seattle and be at Derek’s side. Amelia could help him with his hand as he did with Burke. Derek could also know about his unicorn-nephew and be with Amelia. They were together when their father died. Why couldn’t they now share their sorrow? Addison could be a bit with Derek and with her friend Callie. Baby Henry could meet Derek’s and Mark’s daughters…
I just hope they won’t kill Sheldon, now that he seems to have health’s problems. It would really be too much. I would like him with Amelia in Seattle when PP ends.
I would have liked Charlotte with one baby, but not with three! She’s great as an active woman and doesn’t need to become the mother of such a large family.


I love this show and I knew that Pete was out of the serie but it felt so unreal, they should've at least show him like for a bit but he just wasnt part of the episode at all. He was great and killed him that way wasnt right. It was just so unreal. I didnt bite it and Violet's reaction left me speechless, I know that she's shocked and she's a therapist but her husband is dead, have some feelings! I hope she gets really sad on next episode, otherwise I'll be pissed. He was GREAT!


I don't know why they had to kill Pete in the last season of the show. I agree with Sherzz - Shonda needs to stop with all the death. Not sure if I will turn in for the remainder of this season. The show needs new story lines.


I hope we see a new cast photo for Grey's Anatomy after the opening episodes. I get why they haven't publicised it yet, cos they want to keep the suspense going of who's gonna survive


What happened to Sheldon? I have a feeling his ex gave him a STD..maybe a serious one?

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Private Practice Quotes

Charlotte: My mom always says God doesn't give with both hands. You're young, beautiful, brilliant. There has to be something you can't have.
Amelia: Some days I'd give that all up.
Charlotte: That's just the craving talking. The longer you go without a drink...
Amelia: I drank at your wedding. I thought it was ginger ale. I spit it out.
Charlotte: OK, since then?
Amelia: Nothing, but I can't stop thinking about it.
Charlotte: It was an accident. Don't let a slip turn into a fall. Get your butt to a meeting.

Having a conscience is brutal.


Private Practice Music

  Song Artist
Song Lost The Mary Onettes
Down in the valley Down In The Valley The Broken West iTunes
Song Message From Yuz The Switches