Private Practice

Season 2 Episode 15


Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Feb 05, 2009 on ABC
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Episode Summary

When Archer suffers a seizure, Addison and Naomi, search for a cause and a cure. They have to even call Derek for help. Meanwhile, Violet tells about the pregnancy to Sheldon and Pete, while Cooper is left to take care of a seven year-old abandoned patient.

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  • Solid episode with character development

    Pretty good episode with things going on. Addison's brother Archer is having seizers and it is initially diagnosed as a brain tumor but turns out to be some parasites. He wants to take meds only with no surgery to remove them, but Addison want do call Derek Sheppard to fix the problem but Archer says no. Later on Archer goes into a permanent state of seizers and is put into a medically induced coma until he can be transferred for surgery by Derek Sheppard.

    Violet is pregnant with either Sheldon's or Pete's baby but is afraid to confront them. Cooper moves in with her help her cope. She finally tells Pete and Sheldon that she is pregnant and Pete is "pissed" and Sheldon does not know how he feels.

    A little girl is dropped of at the clinic and abandoned by her parents. Cooper tracks them down and they will not take her back. The little girl needs surgery to reconstruct her knee but without the parents it can't happen. Cooper talks Charlotte into bypassing a few rules so the girl can have the surgery before child protective services takes care of her.

    Dell is delivering a baby and has to extract it with a machine and is afraid that he hurt the baby. All of his worries are put to rest when the baby finally starts feeding.

    Overall good episode with a lot of character development.moreless
  • Leading into the Private Practice I grew to admire.

    Another sex scene opener with Naomi and Archer deep in sweat.

    This was a good installment, I might not be entirely happy about Naomi and Archer's intimate relationship, but I hope the following installment would make up for any character flaws.

    I really didn't admire Charlotte's continuous outbursts towards Cooper, I think these two need a break from each other. I really miss the old obnoxious, *itchy Charlotte, she really gave the show the flavor it needed.

    Addison calling Derek at the end was a bit cheesy, but it really didn't harm the show in anyway. This episode was leading into the crossover episode which is eagerly anticipated.


    Three out of Five Stars

  • Everything comes to a head with Archer and Violet.

    Although this was not a real crossover episode it set things up for the real thing yet to come. This was a beautifully written and acted episode with both the Archer and the Violet story lines brilliantly done. Archer is now off to Seattle Grace with Addison and Naomi to see Derek Shepherd. Violet revealed her pregnancy to Pete and Sheldon and told them she wants to keep the baby. Their reactions were frequently unexpected to both Violet and us, the viewers. Dell had a bigger role than usual this week and that was really nice to see. Roll on next week for both Grey's and PP.moreless
  • Not a crossover, but has set the stage for a crossover

    I loved the way the entire story had been paced, with a cold open where Addison is calling Derek, and then they rewind back 14 hours to start with Archer's seizure. We also get to see the performance of a lifetime by some members in the cast, especially Kate Walsh and Paul Adelstein. When Addison battles to save Archer's life, Dell convinces Violet to reveal her pregnancy to Pete and Sheldon. It was also good to see these two being dealt as independent plot, and they would have made a mess if all cast members were involved in the Archer storyline. Cooper has had a dream role this time, and he had made good use of the opportunity by delivering a rather powerful performance. I cant wait to see the next episode of both show.moreless
  • Incredible episode.

    Well, it was not much of a crossover, but this was still one of the best episodes of Private Practice this season. It took me back to 2007 when the show was so fresh, until the writer's strike and sophomore slump killed some of its momentum.

    We had two very powerful storylines and there really was not a dull moment throughout the program. Paul Adelstein gave his best performance yet as Cooper and we saw the line between medicine and love crossed (okay, we get that on every episode, but still).

    I do not like that Sheldon character, but that's about one of the few flaws I can find with this episode.moreless
Chris Lowell

Chris Lowell

William "Dell" Parker

Taye Diggs

Taye Diggs

Dr. Sam Bennett

Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald

Dr. Naomi Bennett

Kadee Strickland

Kadee Strickland

Dr. Charlotte King

Amy Brenneman

Amy Brenneman

Dr. Violet Turner

Paul Adelstein

Paul Adelstein

Dr. Cooper Freedman

Alyssa Shafer

Alyssa Shafer


Guest Star

Brian Benben

Brian Benben

Dr. Sheldon Wallace

Recurring Role

Grant Show

Grant Show

Archer Montgomery

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Cooper: I need a favor, Charlotte.
      Charlotte: I need 3 more nurses, 6 more hours in a day, mandatory martinis at lunch, and, oh yes, to know why the man I was sleeping with is living with another woman.

    • Violet: Looks like you're good at your job.
      Dell: Well, I'm not a doctor but, yes, I know a thing or two about pregnant women.
      Violet: Stomach cramps?
      Dell: Aren't about the baby.
      Violet: What are you talking about? I've an alien pea growing inside of me.

    • Dell: I can't believe it. You, pregnant.
      Violet: I don't want anyone to know.
      Dell: What about the father? Does he know?
      Violet: It's complicated.
      Dell: Well you don't owe me any explanations.
      Violet: It could be Pete or it could be Sheldon.
      Dell: Keeping it local. That's cool.

    • Cooper: You need to see someone.
      Violet: I'm fine.
      Cooper: No. You're a doctor. You need to see Addison or Naomi about the pregnancy today. You sound crap.
      Violet: I didn't know you were moving in to be the pregnancy police.

    • Archer: You're a surgeon! It's your instinct to cut, not mine.

    • Archer: I'm signing myself out.
      Naomi: What? Against all medical advice?
      Archer: Against your medical advice. Which makes you my doctor, so you have doctor-patient confidentiality.
      Naomi: What, wait, wait. You want me to lie to Addison?
      Archer: Yes.

  • NOTES (5)

    • Featured Music:
      "A Perfect Day" by Matt Hires
      "Stone's Throw" by Gavin Thorpe
      "Everything I've Got" by Iain Archer

    • Grant Show (Archer) received the "And" credit.

    • Tom Choi (Jake) also appeared in the season 1 episode "No Man's Land" of Grey's Anatomy. However, he played a different character.

    • International airdates:
      Finland: February 24, 2009 on MTV3.
      Latin America: May 4, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (aka Canal Sony).
      Norway: May 12, 2009 on TV2
      Australia: May 14, 2009 on Channel 7
      Germany: July 1, 2009 on ProSieben
      The Netherlands: August 31, 2009 on Net5

    • This episode was part of ABC's crossover event with Grey's Anatomy episode entitled "Beat Your Heart Out" (Season 5 Episode 14).