Private Practice

Season 2 Episode 1

A Family Thing

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Oct 01, 2008 on ABC
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The practice finds itself debating major ethical questions this week as the doctors of Oceanside Wellness take on patients with serious issues Addison finds herself facing a crisis of conscience when a pregnant mother, whose 8-year-old son is dying of leukemia, wants to induce premature labor to harvest the cord blood. Then there is Cooper, whose 14-year-old patient confidentially tells him he's ready to have sex... unfortunately, his parents chose to keep his HIV status a secret, even from him. Meanwhile, Naomi reveals a disturbing development to Addison.moreless

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  • The Practice returns for a new season

    10
    In this episode of Private Practice, the following happens. Pete asks Addison out on a date. Addison dream cop guy turns up in SWAT uniform. Addison looks after a couple who needs their 6 months old foetus to be delivered in order to use the cord to save their son, otherwise he will dead in a week. Naomi is the one who got them pregnant. Cooper has to deal with a 14 year old boy who wants to have sex with his girlfriend, only he doesn't know that he is HIV positive. Naomi confides in Addison that the practice is in finance difficulties. The practice is broke. The following day both Naomi and Addison are called to the couple who want to deliver their daughter early. Dean's parents are forced into telling him that he has HIV. Admit that they broke her water with a knitting needle. They perform an emergency c-section and deliver the baby and they also collect the cord's blood. Dean later admits that he and his girlfriend had sex the night before. Violet learns that Cooper has been sleeping with Charlotte. AT the end of the episode Dell, quits his job. Addison feels as though she has no other choice but to tell Sam about the finance state of the practice. Addison says no to Pete and his date.

    Sam calls everyone together. They are all their expecting their bonus cheques. Instead he tells them about the practice and that Naomi has to stand down as administer of the practice. Sam is now taking that post over/ Naomi is pissed at Addison for telling Sam and she walks out.moreless
  • Awsome Season Opener!!

    10
    Great open to a new season and so much drama to begin the season off with!! I love this show and Naomi and Addison are struggling in their realationship as well as Naomi and Sam and Violet and Cooper and Pet.... Oh I cannot wait for this season to get even more juicy. Honestly I have been waiting for this show to come back for a long time and I am still a diehard fan and am completely hooked on this season already! Shonda is amazing and I hope the season goes well and gets picked up for many years to come...moreless
  • A new definition of Television.

    9.5
    Kate Walsh was right, this season was going to be big. Private practice gave a beautiful season opener, it was very entertaining and it had me laughing from beginning to end. Each medical case was very interesting, not to mention the relationships. Of course I have to say I loved Addison in this one as always and that HOT cop, "Go and SWAT something" lol. Addison is continuing her fun role here. What about Cooper and Charlotte, who would have thought, though I actually like this couple even though Charlotte might not be so keen on the word 'couple'. Other than that I loved season one and I'm loving season two.moreless
  • The practice is falling apart

    9.0
    At the end of season 1 I was not sure I would keep watching. However I've been tempted to give it a shot for the season 2 premiere. No regrets!



    The pace was great - it used to be too slow - and the medical cases very interesting not to mention the personal drama. Naomi is demoted and replaces by Sam just when she agreed on giving their marriage a second chance, Violet is losing her best friend and Pete is turned down by Addison.



    Actually I'm quite happy with Addison trying something with officer Kevin - even though I'm still mad at David Sutcliffe for his role as Chris in Gilmore girls and his responsibility in the Lorelai and Luke's breakup, I know digression...

    I think there is more material there than with Pete. Enough with the relationships inside the practice. It's nice to see an outsider. I'm pretty sure Dell is not gone for good. Too bad because I really think he's useless and boring, just like in Veronica Mars.moreless
  • I love the cases on this show, they had some major ethical issues to deal with this episode.

    9.0
    I hadn't seen this show in such a long time and I mostly decided to watch it out of obligation. I started out not too focused on it but I ended up watching closely and needing to know what would happen. The medical cases with the ethical issues were great. I had no idea how they would end and it was really interesting to see what they would decide to do. There was a lot of times were I was shocked by what was going on and it kept me on the edge of my seat. Going broke was also good, it's good to have a bigger ongoing problem for the characters to deal with. A lot of people were complaining that the main characters were too focused on their love lives and not enough on being a doctor. But this is kind of how hospitals are. The doctors are so used to all the cases and it is nothing out of the ordinary.moreless
Taye Diggs

Taye Diggs

Dr. Sam Bennett

Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald

Dr. Naomi Bennett

Kate Walsh

Kate Walsh

Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery

Timothy Daly

Timothy Daly

Dr. Pete Wilder

Amy Brenneman

Amy Brenneman

Dr. Violet Turner

Paul Adelstein

Paul Adelstein

Dr. Cooper Freedman

Blake Robbins

Blake Robbins

Mark

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Cheryl White

Cheryl White

Robin

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Amy Acker

Amy Acker

Molly

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David Sutcliffe

David Sutcliffe

Officer Kevin Nelson

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