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Private Practice Recap: Episode 13, "Nothing to Fear"

Private Practice Rundown: Episode 13, "Nothing to Fear"

I'm feeling a little emotional today. Why, you ask? Well, after sitting through Ugly Betty (full recap coming later — but it was heavy), Grey's Anatomy, and Private Practice last night, I'm feeling a little emotionally battered. I mean, right after Grey's put me through the wringer, Private Practice launched straight into an episode involving only things that make me cry including: watching someone die alone of cancer, watching someone talk about how alone we all are and how scary dying is, a wedding, a mom giving up her baby, someone talking about her dad not being able to walk her down the aisle because he's dead, and a breakup. Jeez, ABC primetime writers! Are you trying to destroy my soul?

Anyway, a lot went down on Private Practice, so to chat, just


There's a very stressful opening this week with SWAT guy grilling Addison about where she went that one night last week and what happened. We all know that she went into Wyatt's office and made out with him — but was there more? Well, that's confusing, because in this week's flashback we see them kissing and then see Wyatt say, "Take off your clothes." This leads me to believe they got naked, which leads me to believe they had sex, but Addison denies this to her BFF Naomi. Is she lying? Hmmm. Addison gets angrier and angrier at SWAT guy's questions and right when he says he trusts her after all, she hilariously responds with something like, "Well I sort of did make out with someone." So it's all over for Addison and SWAT guy.

Meanwhile, the young pregnant woman whom Dell matched with adoptive parents is in labor. Complications arise, and she's rushed to the hospital, where decisions on the baby's health need to be made. The adoptive parents totally freeze up and literally just run away, which makes everyone mad, especially Dell. Once the woman makes the call herself, she feels more attached to her baby and wants to maybe keep it. Dell gets super righteous and emotional (as usual) and is pretty mean to the adoptive parents. Thankfully, Naomi, who's actually a grownup, talks sense into everyone, which leads to Buzz Waterworks Moment No. 1 while the birth mother tells the new adoptive mother to take care of her baby.

Meanwhile, Violet is still with Sheldon but falls into hysterical fits of laughter because she's pregnant. And she doesn't know who the father is! Hilarious! She does a really good job helping her agoraphobic patient, though, and gets the nice lady to her daughter's wedding (Buzz Waterworks Moment No. 2!). Then there's poor, lovable Cooper caught up with a grieving Charlotte. Suddenly she really wants to marry Cooper. In Vegas. He's so freaking adorable when he tells her that he doesn't want her sad when she walks down the aisle, he wants her beaming. Charlotte, of course, is totally peeved at him for rejecting her. These two are a little too off-and-on for me to believe they could actually commit. What do you think?

A few more thoughts:

  • Ack! Addison shoves the baby back into the lady! We had to watch it! Blood-curdling screams!
  • Pete and Sam's dying patient is tragic but sweet. I love this line as he sticks the morphine into himself: "Better than a petite syrah, my dear. L'Chaim."
  • I really thought Addison was about to walk in on Naomi doing it with Wyatt, which was making me a little sad but then it was Addison's brother — who is back and apparently working for Charlotte's practice too.
  • Addison's line to SWAT guy about how the kiss was the only hour her stomach didn't have knots was way harsh. She could have said, "I'm so sorry. I should have talked to you first about how unhappy I've been." But I guess she's only human (if a little mean).

What did you guys think of this episode? Sound off below!

Photos copyright 2008 ABC, Inc.

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