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Private Practice Recap: Episode 10, "Worlds Apart"

Private Practice Rundown: Episode 10, "Worlds Apart"

Once again, Private Practice delivers the goods in this week's episode, thanks to lots of exciting plot twists that had more to do with my favorite doctors than their patients. I tuned in dying to find out how far Violet and Pete take their makeout session (turns out — pretty far!) and if Meg would find out. There's also the hot new doc downstairs whom Addison hates because he's ambitious and cocky and reckless with medicine and calls her "Monty!" It's practically written in the stars they'll have hate sex soon. But what about SWAT guy? Well, that gets complicated, so let's get to chatting about it. Just


SWAT guy is way moody lately, and this week he's down right testy with Addison. The episode opens with yet another sex scene (seriously, is this the only way they think they can keep us from flipping the channel? They ought to try murder or dancing or something) and SWAT guy telling Addison he's all better and wants to go home because there are dishes and stuff waiting for him. Addison basically gives him the old pish-posh and tells him, "That's why God made cleaning ladies," which you just know is going to make the proud cop feel even more like a kept man. Things get more tense from there until the end, when SWAT guy packs his bags and storms out on Addison. I'm not sure if he had a right to be irritated or if he should have been able to deal with a strong, self-sufficient woman who happens to be a multi-millionaire heiress. Ever since Archer showed up it really does seem like the poor guy never felt quite good enough.

Addison goes to battle not only with her boyfriend but also with the entire office when she agrees to continue treating one of her patients who's become a prostitute, as well as her friends. Addison argues they're just college girls and don't seem to be bothered by a little bit of sex for money now and again, to which Violet responds, "Don't kid yourself. These girls are victims." And then SWAT guy storms in with all kinds of opinions and they fight it out with Cooper awkwardly lurking in the background ("I probably have patients. . .").

Meanwhile, Pete and Violet are doing all they can to avoid having sex with each other again because apparently the animalistic pull between them is extremely strong. Do you guys feel the heat? I love when Cooper notices that Violet's all "loose and relaxy" and jumps immediately to "You had sex!" The best ever, though, is the end, when she tells Coop that it's Pete and he says "Oh, yeah, sure" and excuses himself because "I don't want to be late for my date with Angelina Jolie." Also, Meg returns and knows right away something is wrong with Pete, but he just keeps saying "I missed you" over and over again — until Meg catches him mid-sexy time with Violet at the office. Now that's good drama!

A few more thoughts:

  • Bad idea of the night goes to Pete, who decides to talk about his love life with a therapist, who happens to be the "other woman" in this scenario.
  • What's up with Naomi? She's been lured in by Lockhart! Do you think Addison and Sam are overreacting with this "selling out" business or are they right to be concerned about this guy's motives.
  • Could Sam be any cuter being all protective in he elevator with Lockhart? "If you mess with Naomi — if you even think about screwing with her — I will take you out."
  • Addison goes from one extreme to another with her patient. At first she feels bad for this poor, misguided girl, and then in the hospital, when her patient's all black and blue, Addison spits out, "We are our actions . . . you're a hooker." Dang!

What did you think of this episode?

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