Private Practice to Give Addison Which "Happy Ending?"

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On September 25, Private Practice will kick off its sixth and possibly final season.

But while the fate of this ABC drama is unknown, the future of its main attraction was made clear in May: Kate Walsh will depart the series after its subsequent 13 episodes.

How will Addison be written out? Shonda Rhimes told TV Line during a recent set visit that she changes her mind on a weekly basis, but the "character deserves a happy ending" of some kind. Hmmm.... okay then...

Addison at Work

How might we send Dr. Montgomery into the smiling sunset? Who will she end up with? Where will she go? With so many possibilities, let’s start speculating:

  • Addison chooses Jake. With Baby Henry in tow and their bags packed, they finally take that trip to Fiji as a family. They eventually settle down somewhere much quieter than L.A. and open a joint practice with their combined specialties.
  • Addison ends up with Sam. After all, Private Practice Season 5 did conclude with Sam proposing. They both decide that they need a fresh, start from Seaside Wellness and move back to Addison’s Connecticut hometown. 
  • Mark Sloan survives on Grey’s Anatomy - with Addie’s help - and she realizes how important Mark is to her and she decides to start the next chapter of her life with McSteamy.
  • What if it’s just about Addison and Henry? She finally visits Naomi in New York and realizes how much she misses and needs her best friend. She and Henry end up as neighbors to Naomi, Fife and Betsy.

What do you think? What do you want?

Sound off now with your theory on how Private Practice will say goodbye to Addison and also vote in our poll: Should the show continue without her?

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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.

I think I can see your arteries closing up from here.


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