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Private Practice Recap: Episode 22, "Yours, Mine, and Ours"

Private Practice Rundown: Episode 22, "Yours, Mine, and Ours"

So, I wouldn't say a whole lot gets resolved on the season finale of Private Practice. The episode is basically one big custody battle, with characters fighting for control of their children, their lovers, and their entire lives. And then, in the second half, it becomes a bit of a horror movie. Ready to talk about it? Just


Guys, this twist with Violet and Katie and the baby is messed up! As Amy Brenneman hinted, Violet's baby's in trouble — as is Violet herself. Katie turns up at Oceanside and appears immediately to be off her meds, almost manic. But Violet and Pete can't come up with any reason to have her hospitalized — a decision Violet pays for dearly when Katie shows up at her house and drugs her, paralyzing her from the neck down. Soon, Katie's whipping out surgical equipment, preparing to take back the baby she believes Violet stole. Logic doesn't stop her (Katie seems oddly aware of what a crazy thing she's doing), and Violet can't fight back. And of course Cooper chooses this one time to pick Charlotte over Violet, meaning he doesn't discover the gruesome scene. As the show fades to black, Katie's getting ready to cut, with Violet seemingly resigned to the fact that she'll die. All she can do is beg Katie to be good to her boy. On the Shonda Rhimes scale (remember, the woman killed Meredith Grey, put a bomb in a body, and brought back Denny), how crazy is this?

What bad timing, too, because Violet had finally just resolved to be happy. And what makes her happy? Being with Pete. Sheldon all but tells him to man up and fight for Violet if he wants her, and Pete — despite a rambling speech about how fighting hurts his knuckles — finally does. I'm relieved that she and Pete at least get to kiss before the Katie stuff goes down. Poor Sheldon, though, doesn't get his answer from Violet before the episode is up. Because she's not answering her phone. Because she's currently paralyzed from the neck down. So it goes.

Meanwhile, I'm so angry at Addison that I could spit. It's not like we never knew on Grey's Anatomy that Addison could do bad things — I mean, she cheated on Derek with his best friend. But I am just not OK with any of this Noah stuff. Hooking up with her pregnant patient's husband while the patient is practically giving birth oversteps so many boundaries, I can't even count them. I don't care if they haven't done anything wrong in the Biblical sense, as Addison claims. Noah's a creep, Addison's playing right into it, and I don't want to watch the two of them anymore, period.

In other news:

  • Naomi's patient mixup, whether the fault of her or Dell or some combination, is so horrible to imagine. Its resolution is awfully tidy as far as the two pregnant women go, but it has to put doubts in Naomi's head about her own abilities as a doctor.
  • Which doesn't stop her from taking the job at the rival practice, presumably ousting Charlotte. Naomi feels stuck in neutral, working at a practice she doesn't control anymore with a man she doesn't love anymore — even though, apparently, he still loves her, as he blurted out in this episode.
  • I can't decide if I pity Charlotte or think it's about time someone tells her nobody likes working for her.
  • Dell gets his daughter back, thanks to Sam, who kind of apologizes for giving Dell a hard time by giving him the money Heather wants (for drugs, I assume). I hope this means fewer tortured moments for Dell next season.

Did this cliffhanger make you want to come back next season — or want to turn off the show for good because of its sheer ridiculousness? Will Naomi really leave? Will Cooper conveniently realize he left something in the house and return to save the day?

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bleached bleached 8 years
That whole conversation between Noah and Addison in his office with the sins and going to to hell and them laughing about it, I was foaming at the mouth. It made me so angry that the two of them were taking the destruction of a family so lightly. And I'm with you Buzz, Noah is a creep. period.
izeoftheworld izeoftheworld 8 years
A very stupid episode overall except for the Dell part.
wednesday_adams wednesday_adams 8 years
The Violet 'baby snatcher' story line isn't all that ridiculous, I can remember a few cases happening in the last couple years. And yes, Addison and Noah are sickening. She needs to stop being a cheater.
twiskin twiskin 8 years
i was so disappointed in the "jumped the shark" for me with the whole violet and katie story. don't care if i see it next season
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
i really liked this episode and was interested in all (most) of the story lines---esp violets, not only with the baby, but also with pete. the women with the babies switched up were all interesting and i felt so bad for the one whose husband was dead!
yihaw10 yihaw10 8 years
ugh, i hate how it started to go down the nip/tuck path. i am not interested in watching a horror story just before i go to bed.
Ellietalk Ellietalk 8 years
my mom watched pp with me last night and got totally freaked out by the Violet plot and i cant say I blame her. i do think they went to far last night....incidents like that really don't happen (often if ever) in real life. I know that its good for ratings ect....but they really didn't have to take that plot so far. obv. I will watch next season to find out what happens, but i have to say that im a bit disappointed in this show. i wish they would get back to realistic situations. i agree with tlsgirl regarding the Charlotte / Naomi plot. I feel that instead of standing up and dealing with her mistakes Naomi is running from her problems right into a bad situation. she was the one who messed up oceanside wellness and made the mistakes, so why is giving her a new practice going to make things better? its not. she should fix the mistakes she made and move forward. i LOVED Pete last night and thought he was the best of the group!
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
I tuned out a few eps back, when Addison admitted her interest for Noah. Shondra really has a knack for making previously likeable characters hateful. After reading this review and hearing what a melodramatic soap opera mess the show has become, I am not regretting my decision to tune out at all.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
"Noah's a creep, Addison's playing right into it, and I don't want to watch the two of them anymore, period. " Thank you Buzz, thank you so much for saying that. Because I think in some weird way we're supposed to be sort of rooting for them because they're so obviously in love or some such schlock, but seriously? No. HATE that storyline. Hope it's over now. And as much as I've been irritated by Violet in the past, she did such a good job in this episode, and I really really hope that Pete was on his way over there after work. Also, I feel bad for Charlotte, and I don't like what Naomi's doing. For one thing, I like Charlotte. She's feisty, and she's not always nice, but at least she's not a wimp like some of these women are. And besides, her boss struck me as kind of a douchebag.
bethinabox bethinabox 8 years
Oh man I was freaking out so badly after this ended last night! I can't believe we have to wait until September to find out what happens to Violet!!! Ugh!!! lol
kred kred 8 years
Can you seriously just paralyze someone from the neck down with one shot? My boyfriend just finished nursing school and couldnt think of a drug that would have fully paralyzed Violet from the neck down, while her still being able to be fully coherent and talk. ALso, if she was paralyzed from the neck down, wouldnt that hurt the baby?
superstar2780 superstar2780 8 years
I hate the obvious cliffhanger trick to get people back for next season ... but I like this show, so of course I'll watch. I don't like the noah/addison situation either, I agree it goes a bit too far.
emms emms 8 years
I will tune in next season. They've had their fair share of crazy plots, I didn't think this one was way too ridiculous. Violet clearly won't die because there has been no word of Amy leaving the show. Maybe the baby will die but really I think someone will save her before Katie does any serious damage.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well i think that it's a good cliff hanger in the sense that people will now really want to know what happens - does she die, does the baby live...what happens with the mix-ups...all that stuff. it's for good tv especially with a show that's still relatively new
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