Private Practice

Season 1 Episode 9

In Which Dell Finds His Fight

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Dec 05, 2007 on ABC
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The oceanside wellness center takes on the fertility of one of its previous couples, Addison is conflicted about her status in the dating world and Cooper begins a secret affair.

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  • Dell is so cute/sweet/hot/all of the above!!!

    This episode is my favourite one and I just love all of the characters. With Sam and Naomi getting back together, and then with Dell kissing Naomi! I can't wait to see how it plays out! I really want Dell to be the one she ends up with because Sam had his chance and now it's Dell's turn. Dell is really sweet and in this episode, you see a whole other side to him which is loving, caring and less boyish (not that i mind) I reckon that he and Naomi would make a great couple but it might be a bit difficult with Sam in the office... Either way, Naomi would be happy :)

    Pete is such and idiot!!! I mean why didn't he go over to Addison's that night??? I could hardly blame Addison for going out with the police officer, he seems nice and DEFINETELY better than "Trunk" (ewwww!) but Pete is so stupid!

    Cooper and Charlotte? Nice twist, I must praise the writers on this one. I never saw it coming, but it's good for something different.

    What I think will happen/What I want to happen:

    -Addison will get in a very serious relationship with the police officer and then Pete will try and win her over by saying he does want kids but Addison will say no, so Pete trys to move on while Addison has a dream about him and she struggles to get rid of it but when they're working on a patient together, she's going to let something slip and he's going to think it's not fair but shortly after, he's going to break up with his girlfriend and he'll realise that Addison is good for him

    -Cooper and Charlotte will break up and there will be a lot of tension between them while they're working and Violet will find out what happened or

    -Cooper and Charlotte will be found out and everything will be fine because they find out that they're in love with each other

    -Sam finds out about Dell and becomes over jealous and Naomi doesn't like the "new Sam" and after a while, she breaks up with him after another kiss from Dell or

    -Naomi, at a weak point after a fight with Sam, seeks reconcilliation with Dell and they end up sleeping together which Naomi thinks is a big mistake, so she tells Sam and he is mad at first, but afraid of losing her, he forgives her and proposes to her or

    -Not entirely sure what to do, Naomi goes with the safe option of Sam and while Dell is hurt, he keeps fighting, trying to win Naomi over, but Sam finds out after seeing Dell kiss Naomi, so in a rush, he proposes to Naomi to see if she will accept. When she does accept, Sam is happy and puts Dell's kiss to the back of his mind. When Naomi tells Dell that Sam proposed and that she definitely can't be with him, he promises her everything she wants and then he kisses her and although, she's shocked, she's touched and realises that she might be in love with him...moreless
  • Enjoyed it

    Personalities clash in this episode especially between Dell and Sam when there starts to be some tension evident between Sam and Naomi.

    Naomi and Addison help a couple conceive a baby when the couple finds out that the guy is sterile and they don't seem to want to resort to adoption or sperm donation.

    Cooper and Pete hold a class for soon-to-be fathers, but they have a problem with one of the fathers because, well, he isn't a father.

    Pete and Addison's relationship is in danger because Addison seems to be ready to settle with the "F Word," but now Pete wants more, sadly there is competition. Charlotte and Cooper are getting closer, but a little stunt that Cooper pulled may just have ruined his only chance at a real relationship.moreless
  • This show continues to do a good job of mixing medicine with everything else going on with the characters.

    This episode showed us a whole new side of Dell. I was really interested to learn what was going on at the nursing home and I could not believe they had a fight club. At first it seemed wierd but it made sense that it was the only thing they had to do in the nursing home. I also loved how it convinced Sam and Dell to go after Niomi. I can't wait to see what happens with that. The getting pregnaunt storyline was pretty good and I was glad it worked out for them in the end. It was interesting that they considered using a family memember.

    Charlotte and Cooper's secret affair was pretty good. I also liked the child birthing class and how Cooper called the guy a Jack Ass. I loved how Pete decided to go after Addison in the end, too bad it was too late.moreless
  • A new side...

    How can't they notice that Dell is not there in the morning?

    They can't leave without him lol

    It's nice to see more of Dell's private side, I never saw it. He is worried about his grandfather and that's sweet.

    Kathleen and Jeffrey are back, they want to have a baby.

    Jeff is sterile, that's a big problem and they search for ways to make it possible, they even bring Jeff's brother to be a donor.

    They almost went through with that, they both had the same reaction at the same time, just in time to stop everything.

    I'm happy Addison and Naomi got the answer, they deserved to have a baby after all they went through.

    That baby class is fun and weird at the same time.

    Who would thought that in a nursing home had a fight club?

    It looked like on of those fights to the death, with the bets and all. Those elders are crazy.

    Of course it ends badly...

    Big Cooper, great messenger on the recorder for Jack...ass lol

    Dell talks with Sam and tells him he loves Naomi...

    Sam wants to hid things between him and Naomi but then something that Dell's grandfather said makes him fight for Naomi

    I don't know for how long Pete is going to take, he starts to fell the lose lol

    He is starting to want Addison only for him...

    And Addison is starting to find her waymoreless
  • This is quickly becoming one of my favorite shows.....

    I almost jumped out of my seat when Dale kissed Naomi!!!! OMG!!! My jaw was dropped!!! But really he is just a kid. But I kind of got the feeling that he is gonna back up now that he saw that Sam is fighting for her. Very exciting! I thought it was so sweet that Pete finally found out he needs to fight for Addison. Too bad she is moving on to that hot cop! This kind of makes me think of the whole McDreamy/Meredith/McVet situation..... hehe... I really want those two to get together though. Pete and Addison I mean. And OMG, don't even get me started on the whole Cooper/Charlotte thing! I cannot believe he even suggested the whole dating thing to her! But at least it made Violet a little jealous. I hope she realizes she wants him too and stop that madness!!! Oh boy, oh boy, I wish I could say I can't wait til next wednesday, but there's no more new episodes til god knows when!!! Darn strike!!!!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

Nina Siemaszko

Nina Siemaszko


Guest Star

Christopher Wiehl

Christopher Wiehl


Guest Star

George Segal

George Segal

Dell's Grandpa

Guest Star

David Sutcliffe

David Sutcliffe

Officer Kevin Nelson

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • With this episode being the season finale (due to the writers' strike) the first season of Private Practice ended up having the same number of episodes as the first season of the show it was spin-off from, Grey's Anatomy.

    • Music featured in this episode:

      Can't Get You Out of My Mind by Sonya Kitchell
      - The song plays as the episode comes to an end. Cooper and Charlotte decide what their relationship means, Dell confronts Naomi about his feelings, and Addison shows up at the police station.

      This Sun Will Rise by Brendan James
      - The song plays as Addison and Naomi attempt the procedure on Geoffrey and Cathleen. Wendell tells Sam and Dell he wishes that he fought more in life.

      Ride Your Pony by The Meters
      - The song plays at the beginning of the episode. The guys work on Maya's school project at the beach and Cooper steals Charlotte's list of dads.

    • Addison used the same bandana as the one she would use in Seattle Grace during the testicular sperm retrieval procedure on Jeffrey.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Cooper: (To the recorder) Your wife is about to have a baby, Jack. So put down the Blackberry, stop sending Adam to do your dirty work and get over here. Got that, Jack...ass?

    • Addison: Hey Pete.
      Pete: Hey.
      Addison: Have fun at your class!
      Naomi: Have fun at your class...
      Addison: I'm being a friend,OK? We're doing friendship.
      Naomi: Yeah, I'm your friend and you never been that nice to me, ever.
      Addison: We are adjusting, all right?

    • (Dell walks into Naomi's office at the end of the day)
      Naomi: Oh, hi, Dell. What is...
      (Dell grabs her coat)
      Naomi: Oh, thank you.
      (He helps her into it, then pushes her against the window, kissing her passionately. He stops. Naomi looks stunned)
      Dell: I... I don't have it all together, okay? But I'm not a kid. I'm a man. Who loves you. Who's going to fight for you.

    • (Charlotte and Cooper are lying in bed after having sex)
      Coop: So, are we dating?
      Charlotte: If dirty sex on a regular basis is dating, then... yeah.
      Coop: Okay, good... Does that mean I get to be on top?
      Charlotte: Never.

    • Charlotte (to Cooper): Sex is best when you feel like you want to kill the other person.

    • Cooper: Who kicked your dog?
      Pete: I think I'm helping some other guy win over Addison.
      Cooper: Good job.
      Pete: It'd be weird to punch him out now, right?
      Cooper: Yeah, a little bit.

    • (Addison and Naomi have just fertilised their patient's egg with her husband's one viable sperm)
      Addison (to Naomi): I think we just made a baby.

    • (Addison and Naomi are informing a couple about a procedure they could use to isolate viable sperm from the ostensibly infertile husband)
      Jeffrey: Wow, this is so freaking cool, it's like... Rambo time! (he pauses) In... Inside my testicles.

    • (About Naomi)
      Dell: Every time she walks away from you, she's miserable! And I care about how she feels, okay? I care.
      Sam: Dell...
      Dell: I know what you think, but this isn't just a crush. Okay? Maybe after so many years you just don't see it. You know how many women think like that, and, and look like that, and laugh like that, and care? One. So far I've met one. And yeah, she's... she's out of my league in every possible way, but I don't care. She... dazzles me. And I'm not stupid enough to hope that one day I'll meet someone like her when the time is right, because I won't. I love her. Okay? And I guarantee you, I wouldn't make her cry.
      Sam: Okay, uh, Dell, I know that you're under a lot of stress right now, so I'm gonna pretend you didn't just say those things about my wife.
      Dell: (pointedly) Ex-wife.

    • (Discussing the retirement home 'fight club')
      Dell: I don't believe this.
      Dell's grandfather: We didn't mean for anyone to get hurt.
      Dell: Yeah, then why did you hit each other?
      Dell's grandfather: We had to do something. The days there... you can't tell one from another. Me... Nate... we were all going crazy.
      Dell: You know, that part's obvious.

  • NOTES (16)


    • Naomi: Old men Fight Club?

      Fight Club is a 1999 American feature film adaptation of the 1996 novel Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk, adapted by Jim Uhls and directed by David Fincher.

    • (Addison and Naomi are informing a couple about a procedure they could use to isolate viable sperm from the ostensibly infertile husband)

      Husband: Wow, this is so freaking cool, it’s like... Rambo time! (he pauses) In... Inside my testicles.

      Rambo is a series of action movies starring Sylvester Stallone as the troubled Vietnam War veteran, Rambo.