Private Practice Season 3 Episode 17 (03/11/10)
Addison treats Kayla, a surrogate carrying triplets for a couple, Simon and Angie. If Addison doesn’t reduce the pregnancy to one baby, Kayla could die.
Simon and Angie have been trying to have a baby for years, so they’re not willing to sign off on Addison’s diagnosis. They get a second opinion from ...
Sam's new girlfriend Vanessa!
Vanessa suggests an option that would allow her to deliver three healthy babies, which happens to entail Sam operating on Kayla to remove a blood clot.
Angie and Simon are all for it. Addison is vehemently against it. Kayla’s husband, Eddie, isn’t crazy about the idea either. But Kayla opts for the surgery.
Addison voices her objections as Sam operates, but Vanessa gets the last word, as the procedure is successful.
Meanwhile, Fife has done a trial for an ALS antibiotic. William wants to get human trials going ASAP. Naomi doesn’t want to rush it.
Fife suggests taking Naomi to dinner in an attempt to win her over ... smooth. William doesn’t mind. He wants this project up and running.
Pete suspects his reasons may be personal as opposed to scientific, which is obvious. But things take a new turn when William admits to Pete that he has ALS.
This has Pete wondering if he’s not pushing the project forward prematurely. At dinner, Fife does a summary of all the reasons they should do the ALS trial.
He wants to get the business part of the evening over as quickly as possible so he and Naomi can get on with the date. Naomi doesn’t seem to mind.
Cooper treats a young girl named Maggie, who has an imaginary friend. But there may be more to the story.
With Violet on vacation, Cooper asks Sheldon for a psych consult.
Things have been a little weird between these two ever since Cooper caught Sheldon naked on the couch with Charlotte. So when Sheldon suggests that Maggie may be schizophrenic, Cooper is skeptical.
He also tells Sheldon that Charlotte is just using him.
Maggie’s parents refuse to believe that there’s anything wrong with their daughter. Dad, Joe, is especially critical of Sheldon. Cooper’s also critical, but it has nothing to do with his analysis.
It’s all about Charlotte.
The two of them actually get into an incredibly awkward while rifling for food in the kitchen. Charlotte catches them rolling around on the floor.
The reason Maggie’s dad has been so reluctant to accept his analysis is because he’s scared. His sister was also schizophrenic and committed suicide.
He feels responsible for what’s happening to Maggie because the illness runs in his family. He doesn’t want anyone to take her away.
Sheldon and Cooper tell him that he can stay right by her side the entire time. Joe takes his daughter’s hand.
Addison is supposed to be in love with Sam and Pete is supposed to be in love with Violet. But Pete wonders if maybe they can be in love with each other, too.
This makes Addison very uncomfortable, especially when she sees Pete holding Lucas.
After Sheldon asks Charlotte if she slept with him to get revenge on Cooper, she slams the door in his face.
Addison and Sam are paged when Kayla develops another clot. Despite her best efforts, Kayla is only able to be kept alive through life support.
The babies are fine, but Kayla’s husband, Eddie, is devastated. He blames Angie, Simon and Vanessa for killing his wife. Addison was righ.
Pete tells Fife about William, so Fife suggests to Naomi that maybe they shouldn’t rush the trials. Naomi asks Fife to raise his chair. They’re close enough to kiss and they do.
Speaking of kissing, Addison kisses Pete.
There’s more kissing, when Sheldon shows up at Charlotte’s door again to apologize for his behavior.
Addison tells Naomi that she and Sam kissed. Naomi is livid. Addison asks Pete to tell her that everything is going to be okay.