Pulling the Plug
Private Practice Season 3 Episode 18 (03/25/10)
Kayla, the surrogate carrying triplets, is in a coma.
Her husband, Eddie, keeps vigil at her bedside. Eddie tells Addison he wants to pull the plug on the machines keeping her alive. Kayla will be at peace, but the babies will not survive.
This leads the prospective parents to take legal action.
Until a judge makes a decision, everyone must stay away from Kayla. Charlotte sees how devastating this is to Eddie, who just wants to be near his wife.
The judge rules that Kayla must stay on the machine until the babies come to term. Eddie is ordered to stay away from Kayla for all those months.
Cooper gives Charlotte a check for all the money he owes her. She wonders about the hidden meaning behind the gesture. There isn’t one. This confuses Charlotte.
Dell is upset about and Charlotte says if he doesn’t like what’s happening, do something about it. During a house call, Dell discovers the woman’s daughter has a bad cough.
He asks Cooper to accompany him on his next visit. When they arrive, they find the woman on the floor in pain. Her water broke. The baby is stuck and it’s up to Dell, who realizes that he must break the baby’s clavicle to dislodge it.
Dell comes through in the clutch. It’s a boy! Charlotte is impressed with Dell. He saved two lives in the field with no equipment and no whining. Sheldon can’t help but notice that Charlotte is staring affectionately at Cooper.
He realizes that she’s still in love with him. We knew that all along.
Naomi wonders how long Addison and Sam have had feelings for each other. She’s second-guessing everything that’s ever happened between them.
Fife catches her eating chocolate. He thinks it’s because William left the country without telling her. Just part of the problem. A kiss from Fife helps.
Naomi wonders how things will progress with Fife on an intimate level. Sheldon suggests that she talk to Charlotte, as she knows a lot about sex.
Charlotte gives her a manual about being intimate with a disabled person. Fife sees the manual and assures her that he can have sex, if she’s game.
Afterward, Fife tells Naomi that William is sick. He wants her to know the reason he’s out of the country. This way she’ll have all the facts.
A short time later, Naomi buys a plane ticket to Switzerland.
Addison had been unavailable because she was caring for Lucas and Pete, who were sick. Settling down for a rest herself, she places her hand on Pete’s head, and he says, “I love you, Violet.”
No. He. Didn't.
Back at the hospital, Charlotte unlocks the door to Kayla’s room to let Eddie have some time with his wife.
Sam and Vanessa hear an alarm sounding and see that Eddie has unhooked the ventilator.
Sam heaves a chair through the door window. He rushes inside to reconnect the machine.
That won’t be necessary, as Kayla is breathing on her own.