Private Practice Review: Really, Really Good Fries

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The winter break is over, as Private Practice prepared for its sendoff this week with a special episode focusing on Amelia.

Good Fries Are Hard to Come By” was the perfect mix of fun and spontaneity, giving us a better understanding of where Amelia’s been and where she’s going. Recently, we've seen a lack of our favorite neurosurgeon from Los Angeles. It was like a breath of fresh air to have her front and center on the screen again. I have sincerely missed her spunkiness.

Amelia's Series of Blind Dates

First off, congratulations to Amelia for her continued sobriety! Her journey has been anything but easy, and it's nice to see that she's doing just fine after all that's happened. You can’t help but feel very proud of our girl for finding her way once again.

Although it took much time, unpacked boxes and even numerous disastrous dates, Amelia has definitely gotten her groove back. She’s different now in a better way and her growth throughout the year has been remarkable. Thanks to James, it also seems as though she’s back and better than ever.

I liked that that the Amelia-centric installment showed Jamelia (I just came up with that. Let me know if you can think of something better in the comments) working side-by-side on a case that required both their knowledge and skills. More importantly, we learned even more about their personalities at work and saw them interact with one another.

It really is hard not to like James, as he just seems genuine and such a good fit for Amelia. As nights turned into days and weeks turned into months, the two were growing close quickly, with politics in bed and even reading fortune cookie messages to one another from Chinese takeout. 

Amelia even met James’s parents. Though dinner didn’t exactly end nicely with James’s mother asking too many questions, Jamelia realized by the end of the night that they were both actually in love. Did it seem like their relationship was moving too quickly? Maybe, but the episode did begin with a day from nearly four months ago. Besides, time’s running out and so as long as the stories are there, I’m all for endings that aren’t left so open-ended.

Other Thoughts

  • I laughed out loud as Amelia watched workout videos while eating ice cream. Been there, done that!
  • Of course Amelia went to Charlotte for condoms. Not surprisingly, Charlotte had everything from glow in the dark, tingling and something called soldier.
  • Who was craving fries after listening to that commercial Amelia was watching? I certainly was. Then, Jake and Amelia had to talk about fries again! Seriously?!
  • My favorite moment may have been when Jamelia were talking softly under the covers about Amelia’s past. It felt so raw and honest with every word that she spoke and you could feel how tragic her life once was as she recalled some of the darkest days of her life.

Well, TV Fanatics, there are only two episodes remaining in Private Practice Season 6. It's hard to believe, right?! If the past few hours are any indication, the series may go out on a very high note. We already know that there will be wedding bells on the series finale.

What else would you like to see happen? Share your predictions in the comments now!

Good Fries Are Hard to Come By Review

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Private Practice Season 6 Episode 11 Quotes

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