Private Practice

Season 3 Episode 1

A Death in the Family

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Oct 01, 2009 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Pete: We had a fight. The night before she died. Well, we had a fight almost every night but the night before she died was our worst fight. She said things.. we said things, that you can't take back. I woke up the next morning and the alarm went off - her alarm went off - I was still pissed. I turned it off and she was just laying there ignoring me. And it pissed me off. I went to the bathroom and brushed my teeth. I was trying to get her to talk to me. And she was just laying there. So I called her a bitch. I called her a bitch and still she just layed there, silent. So I ripped the covers off, I ripped the covers off to make her get out of bed and talk to me. She wouldn't talk to me. Because she was dead. For 5 minutes I argued with my wife, and she was laying there, dead. And I didn't know it.
      Violet: Well you just said the most important thing, Pete. You didn't know. Your anger, it didn't kill your wife. It didn't change anything. People fight--
      Pete: I hated my wife. See that's the thing. I hated her. I don't know what that says about me, I don't know what that says about what kind of man I am, what kind of husband I am. Was. But, I hated my wife. So if you want to know why I didn't come and talk to you about it, it's because my wife is dead. And all I can think is, I can breathe again.

    • Dell: I am a 25 year old single father. How am I gonna do this right without screwing her up?
      Cooper: You just love her. And you ask for help. You ask us for help.

    • Addison:It's Violet! It's Violet's baby! They are my people, they are my responsibility. Not yours, not anymore. You quit. You quit on me. So I have to take care of them. I have to take care of everything, me. Do you know what that's like? Do you know the weight that's pressing down on me... if she had died.. if that baby had died. I know how to do one thing Nae. Okay? I have failed at every relationship I have ever had. I'm clearly not good at keeping friends since I screwed up with you. But there is one thing I'm good at, I'm good at surgery. I am a brilliant surgeon. That's what I have. That's what I have to give to my people. I was scared to the death in there. The entire time, I was scared to death. So you don't get to lecture me. You don't get to fault me for not wanting to lose another friend. You walked out on the practice and you left me alone. I'm exhausted Nae. And you left me alone.

    • Sheldon: My point was, that we should have a little faith.
      Pete: Do you? Have faith?
      Sheldon: No. But I'm pretending I do.

    • Dell: You are my family Violet. So I'm sitting here, selfishly, telling you not to die.

  • Notes

    • International Air Dates:
      Denmark: October 12th, 2009 on Kanal 4
      Australia: November 3rd, 2009 on Channel 7
      Sweden: November 12th, 2009 on TV400
      The Netherlands: December 21st, 2009 on Net5
      Saudi Arabia: February 3rd, 2010 on ShowSeries
      Norway: March 9th, 2010 on TV2
      Germany: April 7th, 2010 on ProSieben
      United Kingdom: June 17th, 2010 on Living TV
      Finland: August 7, 2011 on MTV3

    • Featured Music:
      "Not While I Am Around" by Barbra Streisand.
      "Chasing Dragons" by Gemma Hayes.
      "You Will Know What To Do" by Home Video.
      "Mmm..." by Laura Izibor.

  • Allusions