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TV Tonight: Grey's and Private Practice Cross Over, Sort Of

TV Tonight: Grey's and Private Practice Cross Over, Sort Of

OK, first of all, I need to dispel a myth about tonight's much-advertised Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice crossover "event": the two shows don't do much crossing over tonight. Said crossover is coming; in fact, we even see a couple of Private Practice characters head for Seattle by the end of the evening. But if you're hoping to see Addison storming around the halls of Seattle Grace and making life awkward for Meredith, well, this is not the week.

That said, technically the "event" does start tonight: Something happens that forces Addison to seek out help from her old Seattle colleagues. It actually happens right at the end of the Grey's hour — but then most of the Private Practice that follows is a flashback, so don't get your hopes up like I did. That said, the things that do happen give me high hopes for next week; of all the ethical dilemmas the PP doctors have faced all season, this one might be the biggest.

Even if the "crossover" aspects are a little lacking this week, I still enjoyed both episodes. In the case of Grey's, there's a lot of Bailey and a notable absence of ghosts, two things that automatically make any Grey's episode a little better. And on the Private Practice side, we see Addison's relationship with her brother in a new light, while Violet navigates her feelings about possible motherhood. It's still worth tuning in, just not for the reasons I was expecting.

To check out a clip from each episode (warning — if you don't want to know about what drives Addison to Seattle, don't watch the second one), just


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I-was-tricked I-was-tricked 8 years
just to get people to watch it. F@#)(*$&(#@*%& YOU ABC! YOU SUCK!! all you did was show a stupid preview so everyone would have to watch it because they thought that derek would go on private practice and instead you showed a really stupid episode with nothing in it and made us waste our time for 45 minutes. WELL YOU TOTALLY SUCK AND I WILL NOT WATCH ANOTHER EPISODE OF PRIVATE PRACTICE AGAIN! that was a total trick and a lie and you just lied about the episode so that we thought it was a "CROSSOVER." That was not a crossover, making one phone call is not a crossover, he didn't even show up and NOTHING HAPPENED ON THE SHOW! SO RIDICULOUS! never watching it again!!!!!
kaykayelle kaykayelle 8 years
"In the case of Grey's, there's a lot of Bailey and a notable absence of ghosts, two things that automatically make any Grey's episode a little better." Funny and true.
amloveaffair amloveaffair 8 years
I liked tonight's grey's but I don't watch Private Practice so this is kind of lame.
emalove emalove 8 years
I'm not as loyal to Grey's as I used to be, but I am pretty excited for this tonight...I love Addison.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i'm always a sucker when i hear about crossover episodes...but i hope that it lives up to some of the hype. i just don't know. now that i hear that there aren't really going to be a lot of crossing elements - well i guess i'll still watch it, but maybe i wont be as thrilled.
graylen graylen 8 years
I like the idea of it not being a one-episode crossover.
Ellietalk Ellietalk 8 years
i love the cross over idea...and im glad that they are going to make it last longer. im excited to see how everything plays out.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
well, at least I know I don't have to watch Private Practice. I was worried I would miss something on Greys if I did not watch it.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Looking forward to seeing more Bailey and fewer ghosts. Guess that means that the Denny/Izzie saga doesn't end any time soon though. Cannot wait until that is resolved and Grey's can paint itself out of the corner of this story line.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Personally, I kind of want Grey's to stay by itself for a while, and think about what it's done wrong, sort of like sending a kid to their room for a time out. It needn't infect Private Practice with its wrongdoing just yet. First, make sure Izzie takes care of her Denny-fied brain issue.
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