Private Practice

Season 1 Episode 8

In Which Cooper Finds a Port In His Storm

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Nov 21, 2007 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Cooper returns to the online dating game with surprising results, Addison goes on a date with one of Violet's patients, and Naomi and Sam make a house call at a convent.

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  • There were some funny and sentimental parts, although some of the storylines were a little boring or wierd.

    I liked how they were rescuing the babies teens didn't want. I felt bad for Addison because you could just tell how much she wants a baby. It was neat that the girl ended up coming back for the baby. I also liked how Cooper's date turned out to be Charlotte. That was funny, and I could not believe they ended up having sex. I wonder how it will play out in the future. Sam and Niommi thinking the were being punished for having sex was pretty funny, although I didn't love the convent storyline. It was obvious that they would find out what it was and find a way to cure it. I wasn't too excited to find out who had outside contact because it didn't seem like that big of a deal to me.The storyline with Addison dating Violette's patient kind of wierded me out, but I guess it just goes to show what her life is like right nowmoreless
  • Good episode.

    Private Practice proves that not all spin-offs have to suck, and this episode basically shows that fact straight on!

    Addison continues to deal with her mid-life crisis concerning her ticking clock, which is just about to strike the stop button. The girls and the guys start gossiping in this episode, and they all run into very unexpected situations. Like Addison, Violet, Cooper, Charlotte, Sam and Naomi. Dell stayed funny and amusing, but the episode was over all really entertaining thanks to Sam and Naomi's storyline at the convent.

    The show needs a little more fine-tuning and it will be good to go.

    Episode Quote (courtesy of Addison): Batgirl can only sleep in total darkness.moreless
  • I am really starting to love this show.

    Poor Adison. I feel so sorry for her. She wanted that little baby so badly. And Pete is starting to catch up to her. I really hope he changes his mind about the just fun stuff. They would be such a perfect couple. And I cannot believe Cooper slept with Charlotte. So much about him being in love with Violet. She won't want just sex. She will pursue him and he won't give her what she wants. Then again, maybe this will open Violet's eyes and will force her to make a move. I can't believe they had Joy Lauren be the pregnant girl in this episode. She plays Danielle in Desperate Housewives and is also pregnant. Well, was pregnant. She just had a baby, and it was a boy. hehehe.... I didn't think she could play another pregnant girl at another show of the same network when she is a major regular character on DH. Can't wait til tomorrow!!!!moreless
  • Another great episode !!!

    I'm just falling in love more with this show hehehe

    i loved the beginning of the episode with the girls talking about the boys and the boys wanting to know what they were talking about, is kinda like high school but way more funny hehehe

    addison has a date with violet's patient.

    a nun gets sick.

    Loved to watch addison with batgirl :)

    charlotte and cooper did it !!!! that was awesome hehehe

    this was a pretty good episode, somes drama, some fun, they writters did a great job again.

    This show is getting better every week :) i really hope they keep this up, im loving it !!!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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Goof: The disease in the convent is initially diagnosed as typhoid fever and all the symptoms correspond. However, later at the hospital, Sam refers to the outbreak of typhus which is a completely different disease caused by another vector.

    • The convent where Sam and Naomi went is the place where the Maroon 5's "She Will Be Loved" Music Video was filmed. (In the video it was supposed to be a Mansion).

    • Joy Lauren who plays Darcy, the pregnant girl in this episode and gives birth to a girl, also plays a pregnant teenager on another ABC show - Desperate Housewives where she gives birth to a boy who she also gives up for adoption.

    • Music featured in this episode:

      Tell Me by Sharon Jones - The song plays as the day begins in the office. Dell notices everyone acting strange. The women are talking behind closed doors as the men watch from the kitchen.

      Crazy 'bout You Baby by Ike and Tina Turner - The song plays as Cooper meets his internet date at the bar, Dell gets info from the infectious disease specialist, and Pete tries to find out about Addison's date.

      Learning As We Go by Leona Naess - The song plays as Sam and Naomi leave the hospital together. Addison leaves Pete at the office and arrives at Sam's door.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Priest: I would sneak in at night and we would...
      Sam: (Sam nods his head no) You don't have to say.
      Priest: I would sneak in at night and we would... cook.
      Naomi: Cook?
      Priest: I couldn't boil water before she arrived, never had to. But then I would see her and she was just so graceful and smart. When no one else was around, I would ask her for pointers. It's been years now, we have never touched. I know it was forbidden. She would be away on missions and I just... A part of me was always waiting.
      Sam: And the next time you can be together.
      Priest: I missed my friend.

    • (Violet is trying to explain to Addison her patient's problem)
      Violet: A trunk is a place where you might put all sorts of things, things you might have..taken or borrowed from another person...In an anatomical sense.
      Addison: Oh God!!! Where is my shoe?

    • Addison: (To Violet) Batgirl can only sleep in total darkness.

    • (Naomi, Addison and Violet are in Naomi's office talking)
      Addison: ...I was humiliated.
      Violet: Were you completely naked? Did you stand in front of him like a pealed banana while he looked over your best parts? Because I have good parts and Cooper passed on them. I have good parts!
      Addison: Damm right you do and so do I!
      Violet: I like your breasts.
      Addison: You have a good ass.
      Violet: Thank you! I like it.
      Naomi: Hey hey hey! The point is, we should not be having sex in the office
      Violet: Who is having sex in the office?
      Naomi: No one. No one! That's the point! It gets complicated, you don't know where you stand.

    • (Sam walks into the cafeteria. Pete and Coop are there)
      Sam: They are behind closed doors.
      Coop: Who?
      Sam: The women... If they are gonna talk about us, we should talk about them.
      Coop: Yeah, let's talk, let's talk smack.
      (And they just stay there looking)

    • (Addison goes to visit Sam after her very difficult day at work)
      Sam: Can I get you anything? Some tea, or wine?
      Addison: Wine... I called Naomi, but uh, no one answered
      Sam: You want to talk about it?
      Addison: (sighs) It was, um, a night, you know? Just a night, and uh, like I called Naomi and she wasn't home, and I... I just couldn't... go home yet
      (Naomi walks into the room in her bathrobe, and pats Addison on the shoulder)
      Naomi: Hey.
      Addison: (breaking down, whispers) Hey .
      (Sam quietly leaves the room as Naomi holds a sobbing Addison)

    • (Naomi and Addison are discussing the baby Addison and Pete rescued last night as part of the Safe Surrender program)
      Addison: This girl, Darcy, she carried her for nine months. I've had her for one night... one night, and the thought of her being thrown into some foster home is killing me.
      Naomi: You can't have this baby, Addison.
      Addison: (nods, sadly) I know... I named her (pauses) Batgirl.
      Naomi: (laughs) Okay, you just can't have kids.

    • (Pete, Violet and Coop are discussing Addison's date)
      Pete: Addison's date last night was with a patient of Violet's. Now Violet seems worried.
      Coop: No way. Awesome, what's the deal?
      (Violet pauses, opening and closing her mouth several times)
      Coop: Oh, it's nothing she would say. (To Violet) You know you'd say
      (Violet scrunches up her face)
      Pete: Just a hint. You don't have to tell us the...
      Violet: He calls himself Trunk.
      (Violet begins to walk away. Pete and Coop follow her)
      Coop: Okay... well, when I think ‘trunk’ in relation to a guy, that's not necessarily a bad thing. Elephants' trunks, very large... oh! Is he... freakishly large? Is he hideously...
      Violet: (enters her office) I can't tell you! (The door swings shut behind her)
      Coop: (to Pete, extending his arms) Trunk!

    • (Sam and Naomi have been quarantined for a suspected infectious disease outbreak)
      Naomi: Still don't think God's trying to tell us something?
      Sam: You don't really think we're being punished for what we did last night?
      Naomi: What, just because we may have some rare tropical, probably deadly, disease the morning after we have sex?
      Sam: Well, if we are sick... I'm glad we got some.
      Naomi: How sentimental (she leaves the room)
      Sam: That was a joke... I was joking.

    • (Addison is leaving work for her date)
      Addison: Ring me if we get a Safe Surrender call. I'll be just down the street. I've got a thing.
      Pete: A thing?
      Addison: Yes.
      Pete: Well, don't drink. Friends don’t let friends drink and save babies.

    • (Sam and Naomi are walking down to meet with their priest at his behest)
      Naomi: God's trying to tell us something.
      Sam: It's a coincidence.
      Naomi: No. We... we have sex and then the day after, our priest summons us? It's the fires of hell, Sam. We had sex!
      Sam: Just don't mention that we got a divorce. I don't need a lecture. Play it cool...
      Naomi: (mumbles in agreement) Yeah, yeah cool.
      (They reach the priest)
      Priest: Thank you so much for coming.
      Naomi: We had sex. And we're divorced.
      Sam: Ohh, Naomi.

  • NOTES (6)


    • Addison: (nods, sadly) I know... I named her (pauses) Batgirl.

      Batgirl is the name of several fictional characters, in comic books published by DC Comics.