Private Practice Review: Hell of a Night

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Talk about intense!

Coming off news that Addison and company won’t be returning after this season, plenty went down on tonight’s riveting Private Practice.

First Checking In

"You Don't Know What You've Got Till It's Gone" brought on a crazy storm, causing all of the doctors to rush to the emergency room where they were so desperately needed. Saving lives is what we’re always used to seeing at the office and at the hospital. However, this time, I was left sitting on the edge of my seat and still very much confused about what exactly happened in the final minutes. We’ll get to that soon enough, though.

First, let’s discuss what happened leading up to it...

Dr. James Peterson (Matt Long), joined as the new ER doctor and he seemed to step on more than a few toes. So far, I am totally digging his character and the way he just does what he believes is right. By the way, I was a bit let down when Amelia didn’t want to get drinks with the new doc. I was hoping she’d suggest coffee instead. Is it too early to root for them?

Meanwhile, Jake and Addison were fighting a bit when they both were in disagreement concerning Jake’s patient. It was honestly refreshing to see these two actually having some type of conflict. Now, I’m ready to see more of it and see how they overcome such challenges.

Elsewhere, I love continuity with storylines, but was slightly perplexed when seeing that Sheldon’s disturbing patient, who fantasized about young girls, was back again so soon. I felt so certain that the missing little girl would somehow be found with Sheldon’s patient. I was so glad that I was wrong.

I quickly then assumed that little Sarah was probably with Mason; however, that didn’t happen. What actually did? I can’t say I’m sure. How about you?

After a thorough search, the police found Sarah’s raincoat outside on a bench, but she was nowhere to be found. I was shocked that the missing child storyline wasn’t resolved and am wondering if it ever will be. Is it possible that Sheldon’s patient found Sarah after he was discharged? Is this the last we’ll hear from her like so many missing children stories? Maybe Sarah really did just run away.

This actually leads us up to the Violet Annoyance Scale (VAS). I am only assuming that Sarah’s story was left unfinished, as Violet told Sarah’s parents they should go home because “Sarah’s not walking through that door."

My VAS: 2. Maybe I’m itching to give some sort of VAS – after two consecutive episodes without one – but I thought what she said was rather harsh just to get the parents to go home. Other than that incident, though, I really think that Violet is an entirely different person now without Pete. 

Other Thoughts

  • My favorite moments were the ones between Cooper and Mason.
  • Stephanie and Sam are through already. I can’t say I’m surprised or sad.

Private Practice Season 6 has kicked off with a strong series of episodes. Now that we know this season really is it, how would you like to see the Seaside Wellness doctors bow out?

Well, TV Fanatics, there are only nine episodes left. Let’s meet back here next week at the same time, same place. Also, don’t forget to check out our Private Practice Round Table later this week.

You Don't Know What You've Got Till It's Gone Review

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Private Practice Season 6 Episode 4 Quotes

Charlotte: Damn, Sheldon. You look like James Bond.
Sheldon: Which one? I was always partial to Sean Connery.

We are badass. We are a badass family unit. You, me, the triplets and Charlotte. Nothing's going to change that.

Cooper