Private Practice Review: To Seattle Grace We Go

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Oh, what a night. Tonight’s dramatic Private Practice followed a similarly eventful hour of Grey’s Anatomy and had me holding my breath nearly throughout the entire episode.

I’ll be honest. My favorite Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice installments are the ones that leave me surrounded by slightly damp tissues with strained teary eyes. Thanks to Shonda and company, the second hour of the special two-hour crossover event did not disappoint.

At Seattle Grace

Do you remember when we first heard about Erica and Mason coming on board? Most of us assumed she was there to stir up trouble for Charlotte and Cooper. It is crazy how wrong we were and how quickly both Erica and Mason have grown into integral characters. I never thought that I’d become so attached to them after such a short amount of time.

I also expected that Erica wouldn’t make it, and that Mason would be left under Charlotte and Cooper’s care. I suppose that would have been too predictable, and was thrilled that Team Shepherd was successful in saving Erica’s life. Both Amelia and Derek totally rocked that surgery. It was so nice to see them put their differences aside and be the siblings and team they needed to be to help Erica.

By the way, how heart-wrenching was the scene with Erica breaking down to tell Mason the truth about her health? I couldn’t help crying with Erica and wished I, too, had some rain to hide my tears. Also, I could hardly catch my breath when Erica spoke to Charlotte, telling her that Mason would need a living mother and asked Charlotte to remember to talk about her in case she didn’t make it. 

A Visit to Seattle Grace

As usual, Cooper and Charlotte stole the show. I was glad that Cooper recognized how amazing she’s been through all of this. I also really liked when she took the time to get herself pulled together and be honest with Mason by showing and telling him exactly what was wrong with his mother. All of the moments between both Charlotte and Cooper were extraordinary, and I’m so glad that she realizes how much she loves Mason.

Back in L.A., Jake and Sam were at odds when a patient who Sam had helped with a heart transplant became impregnated with Jake’s help. Of course, the two had to ask for Addie to weigh in, and she was right when she said that what mattered was giving the baby fighting chance. The culmination of this case was terribly sad, as the father held his baby girl realizing that he and his wife never discussed names.

Meanwhile, I thoroughly enjoyed Sam’s storyline with his sister, Corinne. Without Naomi and Maya in the picture, I had wanted to get to know more about Sam’s life outside of his back-and-forth relationship with Addie. Thankfully, Sheldon was able to help Corinne and diagnosed her with a bipolar disorder.

Elsewhere: If you’re on Team Jaddison, it’s likely that you were pleased with this episode for a single reason. How stoked were you when Addie admitted that it wasn’t just a physical thing with Jake? I almost thought that he was only putting himself out there so that she could suggest that he was reading too much into their friendship and that she would deny any emotional connection. I was so surprised that it was just the opposite, and am really looking forward to what’s next for Jaddison. I also can’t help but wonder what Sam’s going to say and think.

Finally, let’s get to the best part, the Violet Annoyance Scale. I’m rating tonight’s installment a 2 on the VAS. It is fine if she wants just a physical relationship with Scott, but it seems like she was hoping for Pete to say or do something throughout the whole episode about it not really being over with one another. I, for one, don’t want to see them back together. She also seemed so strange to me, too, when both she and Pete were next to each other at the fridge. Sheldon asked if it was awkward. I thought it was just weird. It was like she was trying to analyze Pete’s every move, but didn’t want to make her own move.

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Private Practice Season 5 Episode 15 Quotes

All I get from that guy is frostbite.


I was thinking I would keep waiting for life to get easier. You know, lower stakes, less risk, easier. And I was thinking, maybe it doesn't. Maybe the struggle, the climb, one obstacle after another... maybe that's just life.


Private Practice Season 5 Episode 15 Music

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Firehorse our hearts Our Hearts Firehorse iTunes
Perfume genius all waters All Waters Perfume Genius iTunes
Jviewz rivers and homes Rivers and Homes J.Viewz iTunes