Private Practice

Season 1 Episode 5

In Which Addison Finds a Showerhead

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Oct 24, 2007 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Addison starts to have erotic dreams concerning Pete and helps Maya when she comes to her claiming to have Gonorrhea. Cooper struggles to deal with Violet when her Ex shows up. Dell does his first pap smears with less then promising results.

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  • One doctor has to make a difficult decision regarding doctor patient confidentiality, while Cooper struggles to get Violet to see how he feels

    Addison treating Naomi's daughter who she thought was sexually active was a good storyline. It put her in a very interesting situation on whether she should tell Naomi or not. I also enjoyed getting to know Maya and finding out why she may not still be a virgin. It provided a great twist how it turned out that it was really her friend who was pregnant. The runner girls storyline was ok, but I seems like there was a similiar one on Greys. The stuff with Dell was kind of funny and it was interesting to see all the different ways the exam could go wrong. I kind of enjoyed this storyline, but it was nothing special.

    I loved the storyline between Cooper and Violet. I feel so bad for Cooper and it makes me really want to see them together. I can't believe she can be so fixated on Allen, when Cooper is right there. I really liked how Cooper let her know how he felt about how all she ever talks about is Allen. Addison's fantasy's didn't really do it for me. It wasn't that enertaining and I don't find myself wanting her and Pete to become a couple as much as I did in the begining.moreless
  • Wow! That's what i call an episode! Addison and her Pete fantasies! Sam and Naiomi's daughter crisis! Should i go on?

    Addison: Come here, let me see. Don't be scared. I'm a board Certified...

    Pete: ... Neonatal Surgeon. And that helps me how?

    (She holds his hand and takes the bandages)

    Addison: You hit some one?

    Pete: I know. It's stupid and incredible...but this guy, he was a...he deserved...

    Addison: No it's not that,it's hit some one, with you fist like a cow boy,like a... gladiator!

    Pete: yeah,yeah like a gladiator.

    (they come real close, then she stops, laughs, picks the bag and walks through the door)

    Pete: We were not...

    Addison: I am leaving, I'm hitting out.

    Pete: What just happened?

    Addison: Pete the cow bow, Pete the gladiator, thank you for that. It'll help.

    Pete: Help for what?

    Addison: just this itch I've got.

    (And she leaves)

    Pete: Okay, she did not have to tell me that.

    This was definitely my best scene!

    But this may sound a little naive....but what exactly did she do with the showerhead???moreless
  • great fantasies lol

    was I working on my computer and I just felt the need to see a TV show and I choose Private Practice.

    And I am glad I did.

    This one was funny, really! Addison's fantasies about Pete making her fell of her bed, Maya having problems, Violet with Alan and Coop trying to stay away, Pete helping a runner and Sam with a patient.

    It was good to relax and just enter into their lives and their problems.

    And of course, Addison's fantasy had to be in an elevator! This is a classic lol

    Pete punches a guy and his hand his hurt, this gives Addison some new ideas lol

    Just great.

    This was a great episode and this show is getting better every week.moreless
  • Addison has dreams, Maya might have an STD. Runner almost dies.

    I enjoyed this episode and I thought the whole thing with Addison was pretty funny. But the Maya storyline bothered me. If Addison is such a world-class doctor how did Maya and her friend pull one over on her? You would think that a doctor examining a 13 year old would be able to see signs of early sexual activity. After all doctors are supposed to be able to tell these things. Wouldn't Addison be extra thorough since she has known Maya all her life? I also thought the whole condom thing was preachy, condoms may not be 100% effective but you damn sure better use one in this day and age.moreless
  • One of the best episodes to date. We got to know a little bit about each one of the major players. Definitions of relationships were blurred a bit which is GREAT!!!moreless

    I enjoyed this episode - a nice combination of lite hearted humor (GYN stuff with Dell) and raw emotion (Violet and Naomi). The dream sequences with Addison falling out of the bed were priceless. She sure is expending a lot of energy denying that she lusts after Pete. The shower-head may be a nice concellation prize, but it's obvious it isn't going to due for long. I am sure the sexual tension will need to build as getting them together this soon in the series would be a mistake. Speaking of Addison, I do not know what I would do in her shoes. Not telling my best friend that her daughter came to me with an STD at 13 would probably put a serious rift in the relationship. I don't blame Naomi for being angry with Addison. But Addison has a point too, Naomi's daughter wouldn't have had to do it if she felt comfortable reaching out to her mother. Violet is a mess. What was she thinking, that she could be friend to her ex, who is married and trying to have a child. Unfortunatly Violet is representative of many women who just can't seem to leave a relationship, even when it is clearly over. Cooper is so sweet and so available. I am not sure why Violet doesn't see it. This episode was GREAT for character development. It is nice to learn more about what makes each on of these people Tick. It's a good show - I hope with episodes like this, it will move out of shadow of Grey's and be evaluated in it's own light.moreless
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

Chris Lowell

Chris Lowell

William "Dell" Parker

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • In this episode we learn that Addison comes from Conneticut.

    • Music featured in this episode:

      Mas Que Nada by Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - The song plays at the beginning of the episode. Pete joins Addison in the elevator. They have an intense conversation.

      Little Black Sandals by Sia - The song plays as Violet meets with Allan near the beach. She returns to the office and discusses her feelings with Sam. Addison tells Maya and Naomi the results of the surgery. She recommends that Naomi has a talk with Maya about sex.

      Look What You've Done To Me by Sheila Skipworth - The song plays at the end of the episode as Addison checks out Pete's hand. She rushes home and finds the showerhead.

    • When one of the women says that she doesn't want Dell to examine her because he is about 5 years old he replies that Beethoven wrote his first symphony when he was 5 years old.
      Beethoven didn't do this, maybe he meant Mozart, who was a child prodigy.
      He only said it to prove that age doesn't matter and it actually did the trick.

    • *** Spoiler Alert***

      It seems odd that when Addison was giving Maya a test for STD's she didn't notice that Maya was still a virgin. True enough, though Maya could well have done Horse riding or any other physical sport well known to cause the hymen to not be intact.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Pete: I barely notice your incredible breasts or your cellulite-free thighs because your brain is such an immense turn-on to a man as highly evolved as I am.

    • (Addison has been dreaming about Pete. During the Oceanside daily meeting, as Pete discusses one of his patients, Naomi glances at Addison, who becomes slightly flustered)
      Pete (to Addison): Why do you look so...? You look hot.
      (Sam, Violet and Dell look surprised)
      Addison: I... do I?
      (Addison laughs uncomfortably, but looks pleased)
      Pete: No, I mean, you look hot as in... flushed. Overheated.
      (The pleased look disappears from Addison's face as the rest of the staff look on, embarrassed. Naomi quickly continues the meeting as Addison composes herself by taking a drink from her mug)

    • (Naomi calls Violet to help Addison with the Pete fantasies)
      Violet: William Jefferson Clinton.
      Addison: Huh?
      Violet: It's 2010, Bill and Hillary
      have grown apart, it's nothing he did, happens. We inexplicably run into each other a the Lincoln Memorial, and it's very late at night.
      Addison: Oh, My God.
      Violet: He recognizes something in me, something that makes him feel whole.
      Some talk about the camp David Summit, some chat about how we can't possibly,
      the Secret Service is... The next thing you know, I have a Presidential Library
      in Little Rock and there's a legendary picture of me and Bill laughing and sharing sections Of "The Times" while our child plays under the dinner table... And... Orgasm.
      Naomi: You're really over Allan,
      aren't you?
      Violet: Oh, I got Bill now. Bill's all I need.

    • Addison: Come here, let me see. Don't be scared. I'm a board Certified...
      Pete: ... Neonatal Surgeon. And that helps me how?
      (She holds his hand and takes the bandages)
      Addison: You hit someone?
      Pete: I know. It's stupid, incredibly... but this guy, he was a... he deserved...
      Addison: No it's not that, it's just... you hit someone, with your fist, like a cowboy, like a... gladiator!
      Pete: Yeah, yeah, like a gladiator.
      (They come real close, then she stops, laughs, picks the bag and walks through the door)
      Pete: We're not...
      Addison: I am leaving, I'm heading out.
      Pete: What just happened?
      Addison: Pete, the cowboy. Pete, the gladiator. Thank you for that. It'll help.
      Pete: Help for what?
      Addison: Just this itch I've got.
      (And she leaves)
      Pete: Okay, she did not have to tell me that.

    • Violet: You guys are so not friends. You are like a corporation.

    • Sam: Pain is what forces us to grow.

  • NOTES (6)

    • The role of Allan that was played by D.W. Moffett in the pilot is now played by Brett Cullen.

    • International air dates:
      Belgium: Thursday, February 21, 2008 on VijfTV
      Saudi Arabia: Tuesday, March 4, 2008 on ShowSeries
      Germany: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 on ProSieben
      Sweden: Friday, April 4, 2008 on TV4
      Israel: May 13, 2008 on YES Stars 1
      Denmark: June 18, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Norway: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 on TV2
      United Kingdom: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 on Living
      The Netherlands: Monday, September 29, 2008 on Net 5
      Finland: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 on MTV3
      India: Sunday, October 12, 2008 on Star World
      Latin America: Monday, December 1, 2008 on Sony Entertainment Television

    • Weekly rank: #24

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