Private Practice

Season 2 Episode 11

Contamination

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jan 08, 2009 on ABC
8.1
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A measles outbreak forces Oceanside into quarantine lockdown, while Naomi pressures Addison into helping her Pacific Wellcare rival, Wyatt, on a case.

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  • Dell gets to do a bit more than uisual and Cooper tries to save a boy with measles and protect the boy's brother.

    8.5
    This was a nice episode of Private Practice with the main medical story revolving around a boy with measles and his mother refusing to immunise the boy's brother because she feared it would cause autism like in her eldest child. This is a very real issue for many parents and was very sensitively done. Is the vaccination more risky than the disease? At the same time Addison was clashing swords with Wyatt again overe an ovarian tissue implant which went wrong and she had to act quickly and decisively to save the patient. Dell had more to do this week in a subplot about his daughter. All in all, not a bad episode but probably didn't set the world on fire.moreless
  • Pretty much an average episode.

    7.0
    Not much can be said about the second season of Private Practice that hasn't already been talked about. New characters have been brought in and the ratings are down. It's got a good timeslot now post-Grey's Anatomy so it has no excuses. So why is nobody talking about Double P?



    Quite simply because there is no reason to care about these characters. Private Practice has some talented actors but I just do not care about their problems at all. Grey's Anatomy would have made the mother's son's death into a big deal but I felt no emotion when it happened. Cooper accidentally revealing that Pete and Violet are sleeping together should have been a hilarious ordeal, but it wasn't. The show has just lost that magic it had during the first season. On a side note Dell's ex-girlfriend was pretty hot in 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

Jillian Armenante

Jillian Armenante

Arlene

Guest Star

Agnes Bruckner

Agnes Bruckner

Heather

Guest Star

Siena Goines

Siena Goines

Claudia

Guest Star

Brian Benben

Brian Benben

Dr. Sheldon Wallace

Recurring Role

Sharon Leal

Sharon Leal

Sonya

Recurring Role

Jay Harrington

Jay Harrington

Dr. Wyatt Lockhart

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (13)

    • Addison: Hey, do you think I missed the boat with Pete?
      Naomi: Ugh. You didn't miss a Pete boat. You dodged hurricane Pete.
      Addison: You really think it's gonna end that badly?
      Naomi: Are we talking about the same Pete?

    • Addison: If you want to work with Wyatt again, work with Wyatt again. Don't not do it because of what I say.
      Naomi: You comfortable with that?
      Addison: I'm not comfortable thinking that my advice colors what you say or what you do. Hate him for yourself, or not.

    • Wyatt: (to Addison) Apparently I'm a mysogynistic, manipulative son of a bitch. And ungrateful. You agreed to do something you didn't want to do and I should have been more gracious.

    • Pete: I don't think it's ridiculous. The idea that you and me that we could be more than sex.
      Violet: Pete.
      Pete: Don't think about what Cooper would say. Or Sam, or Naomi, or anybody. Just think about what you think. Why does it have to be a crazy idea?

    • Sam: Alright, maybe I was wrong. But for the past two days, you haven't even looked me in the eye, or even acknowledged that I'm a human being. What is your problem?
      Sonia: For two days I've been thinking your lips would taste like chocolate and I couldn't look at them.

    • Sam: Well that's it. You're not going to read it and ask me about our policies on work-related injuries or-
      Sonia: Oh sure you did a very thorough job.
      Sam: You knew that I wouldn't be able to find it and you knew that I would kill myself trying to come up with it.
      Sonia: Well, by law your office needs to have that. Now you do.
      Sam: You enjoy this, don't you? The power, coming in here, pushing me around.
      Sonia: Not at all. I've been nothing but professional.
      Sam: You've been a bully. You just can't stand real doctors, can you?

    • Cooper: (to Charlotte) I have a mom who feels like she lost one son to autism and maybe losing another one to measles and she's got another one sitting out here, exposed, and maybe I'm just not persuasive enough. But he's vulnerable. She's not going to let me do anything about it. So I'm really sorry if I piled on some paperwork for you, but I don't need crap from you, right now.

    • Sheldon: (to Violet) Did you do something different? You look great.
      Pete: She did something different.
      Sheldon: Well whatever it is, keep doing it.

    • Pete: (talking about Violet) The conversation is easy. The sex is ... good. We laugh a lot. It's no big deal. We're just similar. We want the same things, so it's working out. What?
      Addison: You've got all that, and it's no big deal. Isn't that what a relationship is?

    • Pete: Do you want my advice?
      Addison: Please.
      Pete: Ignore all advice.

    • Cooper: Lift your shirt.
      Pete: Excuse me?
      Cooper: I need you to lift up your shirt. Trust me, I'm a doctor.
      Pete: You're a pediatrician. That's like half a doctor.

    • Cooper: Are you still having sex with the same guy? The same guy, huh? Finally going to 'fess up and tell me who?
      Violet: I told you whom it was, and you didn't believe me.
      Cooper: Who it was. And you told me Pete, which is an obfuscation, Lying really.
      Violet: It's Pete, Cooper. I'm having sex with Pete. You need me to prove it to you?

    • Addison: (to Naomi) How does Kevin leave one sock behind? I mean, don't you think he'd notice that one bare foot when he went to put his shoes on?

  • NOTES (8)

    • Jillian Armenante (Arlene) also appeared in the season 2 episode "It's The End Of The World As We Know It" of Grey's Anatomy. However, she played a different character.

    • Jay Harrington (Wyatt) received the "With" credit. It's the first time an actor receives it, but no one receives the "And" credit.

    • Agnes Bruckner (Heather) also worked with Tim Daly in the episode "Safekeeping" of The Fugitive.

    • Sharon (Leal) also worked with Taye Diggs (Sam) in the show Guiding Light.

    • Jillian Armenante (Arlene) also worked with KaDee Strickland (Charlotte) in the 1999 movie Girl, Interrupted.

    • International airdates:
      Finland: January 27, 2009 on MTV3
      Latin America: March 6, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (aka Canal Sony)
      Norway: April 14, 2009 on TV2
      Australia: April 16, 2009 on Channel 7
      Germany: June 3, 2009 on ProSieben
      The Netherlands: August 17, 2009 on Net5

    • Music Featured in this episode:
      "Something's Got A Hold On Me" by Etta James
      "Gone Away" by Lucy Schwartz
      "Seconds Ago" by Bryn Christopher

    • Jillian Armenante (Arlene) also worked with Amy Brenneman (Violet) in the show Judging Amy. Plus, they both worked with Siena Goines (Claudia) in several episodes, and, with Tim Daly (Pete) in the season 4 episode "Shock And Awe".

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