Private Practice Review: Really, Really Good Fries

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The winter break is over, as Private Practice prepared for its sendoff this week with a special episode focusing on Amelia.

Good Fries Are Hard to Come By” was the perfect mix of fun and spontaneity, giving us a better understanding of where Amelia’s been and where she’s going. Recently, we've seen a lack of our favorite neurosurgeon from Los Angeles. It was like a breath of fresh air to have her front and center on the screen again. I have sincerely missed her spunkiness.

Amelia's Series of Blind Dates

First off, congratulations to Amelia for her continued sobriety! Her journey has been anything but easy, and it's nice to see that she's doing just fine after all that's happened. You can’t help but feel very proud of our girl for finding her way once again.

Although it took much time, unpacked boxes and even numerous disastrous dates, Amelia has definitely gotten her groove back. She’s different now in a better way and her growth throughout the year has been remarkable. Thanks to James, it also seems as though she’s back and better than ever.

I liked that that the Amelia-centric installment showed Jamelia (I just came up with that. Let me know if you can think of something better in the comments) working side-by-side on a case that required both their knowledge and skills. More importantly, we learned even more about their personalities at work and saw them interact with one another.

It really is hard not to like James, as he just seems genuine and such a good fit for Amelia. As nights turned into days and weeks turned into months, the two were growing close quickly, with politics in bed and even reading fortune cookie messages to one another from Chinese takeout. 

Amelia even met James’s parents. Though dinner didn’t exactly end nicely with James’s mother asking too many questions, Jamelia realized by the end of the night that they were both actually in love. Did it seem like their relationship was moving too quickly? Maybe, but the episode did begin with a day from nearly four months ago. Besides, time’s running out and so as long as the stories are there, I’m all for endings that aren’t left so open-ended.

Other Thoughts

  • I laughed out loud as Amelia watched workout videos while eating ice cream. Been there, done that!
  • Of course Amelia went to Charlotte for condoms. Not surprisingly, Charlotte had everything from glow in the dark, tingling and something called soldier.
  • Who was craving fries after listening to that commercial Amelia was watching? I certainly was. Then, Jake and Amelia had to talk about fries again! Seriously?!
  • My favorite moment may have been when Jamelia were talking softly under the covers about Amelia’s past. It felt so raw and honest with every word that she spoke and you could feel how tragic her life once was as she recalled some of the darkest days of her life.

Well, TV Fanatics, there are only two episodes remaining in Private Practice Season 6. It's hard to believe, right?! If the past few hours are any indication, the series may go out on a very high note. We already know that there will be wedding bells on the series finale.

What else would you like to see happen? Share your predictions in the comments now!


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Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 (99 Votes)

I just got around to watching this show...I love it, but it is in conflict with another show, so I wait and watch this "on demand!" Anyway...Amelia has always been a favorite of mine. She is such an amazing actress and the connection to Grey's is something I like. I was extremely uncomfortable with her descent into addiction...this ascent into a positive, loving relationship with an ultra-hottie is such the opposite and, as PP draws to a close, really allows her fans to part with her on a good note!


If there was ever an episode that I would watch over and over again, it would be this one. I love Amelia and I've been hoping for these two since we met James. They're great together!


I adore Amelia. Please, give her a place on Grey's.


I too like Amelia and missed her this season. I hope we still see her again on GA, if not as recurrent character (my dream), at least as guest. It would be interesting to see her with her other sister Lizzie. I find strange that they paired Sheldon and Amelia with unknown people we'll see only in 2 or 3 episodes instead to develop their relationship, friendship or love, that almost disappeared from screen. It was such a good potential! I hope that the necessary handkerchief mentioned by Kate Walsh for the final is not due to the death of Sheldon! Shonda already killed enough characters.


This episode just reaffirmed how much I'm really gonna miss this show. Its been solid throughout its run (and at times more enjoyable than Greys). But it's really hit its stride (starting from last season) and unfortunately, its only got two episodes left.


I have to agree I really loved this episode as well. I haven't liked a lot of the one on one character episodes but I really loved this one. They knocked it out of the park.


I loved this episode. I love Amelia and James, but I do not think that Amelia would allow herself to be melted into one-name unit. At least I hope not. I have grown to love this show and hope that some of the characters will live on somewhere in Shondaland. Personally, I am not thrilled about seeing Addison marry Jake as I am a big Sam fan. But I can accept that things don't always go the way I want.


Since Amelia is my favorite character, I was already exited for the prospect of an Amelia-based episode and it absolutely held up to my expectations. From the beginning, I loved seeing her change the way she did, opening up and letting James in. I didn't feel it was rushed once all the other episodes were basically the same time gap, I kind of became used to the pace. It felt genuine. I also feel all PP fans deserve a closure to this storyline, for better or for worse, although we all agree Shonda wouldn't screw this up.


Last show Charlotte was delivering, then this show shes in the office very PG, and at end back in hospital on bed rest. What's going on?


That was a realy great episode. I really like Caterina Scorsone and I think her performance is outstanding. I don’t think this episode is anything near a letdown (the only one I didn’t like was Sam’s, mostly because of the reality show thing). I hope Shonda don’t blow things next week and make Addison loose Henry. But I must say that that scene in the preview with Addison and Jake sit near a lake in the darkness was pretty romantic

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Private Practice Season 6 Episode 11 Quotes

Were you guys all a part of the team that invented Sarah Palin?


It doesn't make sense. I'm hot. I would kiss me. Wouldn't you kiss me?