Private Practice

Season 1 Episode 7

In Which Sam Gets Taken For A Ride

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Nov 14, 2007 on ABC
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While Sam answers a dangerous house call, love or at least sex is in the air at Oceanside Wellness as Pete and Addison decide to take their relationship to the next level.

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  • No, you shove that boy back up there and pull out a girl!

    Oh that lady with the boys was too funny when she had the baby!!!! hahahaha..... Poor woman though, stuck with 4 boys.... Lot of work.... There was quite a large amount of pregnant women on this episode. And a lot of couples wanting to have sex and only one who didn't want to ended up doing it. I really wanted Violet and Cooper to hook up. I feel bad for Cooper he is so obviously in love with her and she is so blind not to see that. I can't believe she proposed friends with benefits after suspecting he felt something for her. That's just mean. I can't believe Pete stood Adison up. What a jerk! He should have been man enough to go to her and tell her the deal was off. Not a good thing. Can't wait til next one!!!!moreless
  • It was really great except for that horrible actress who played Kelly.

    Cooper and Violet

    Isn't passing notes around the hallway a little high school for you Violet? But what's this? An invitation for a sleepover, or as adults prefer to call it, a one night stand. How could Cooper ever pass off a chance to sleep with a woman with no commitment at all, especially if this woman has been someone that he has been eying for quite some time now?

    Naomi and Pete

    They take care of a pregnant patient who is trying to give birth. She is quite young and she is all alone, well actually she isn't. She has a whole police crew in the lobby waiting for her, no, not because she slept with every single one of them, but because the father of her baby used to be part of the station and now he's dead. The girl turns out to be quite annoying, but you'll find it in yourself to pity her.

    Addison and Violet

    Addison is in charge of a woman who has given birth, I don't know, 5 times now? Anyway, they're all boys and she can not stand how her husband acts so childish with them and she can no longer stand it. She craves for a baby girl, bu the question remains, will she get it?


    He meets a very annoying pregnant woman in the convenient store, above that she has a gun. The actress for the woman is horrible and I couldn't stand her. I'm just so happy Sam finally made her shut up, when he gets back to the practice, he is rewarded with some sexual pleasure, but from who?

    Episode Quote (courtesy of Naomi): You got beaten up by a pregnant lady!moreless
  • The majority of the episode is just average, but it ends really good.

    This episode may have had a little too much to do with giving birth. It was sad that the girl lost her husband but I got a little tired of watching her struggle through what should have been an easy birth. The mom who wanted a girl so badly was a little annoying, but it was interesting to see her real reason for wanting a girl. I liked the storyline at the convinence store. It was shocking when we found out she had a gun, then that she was pregnant, and that she had shoot the father. Most of the episode was jusk average, but I really liked the ending. It was disapointing that things didn't work out for Addison and Pete or Violet and Cooper. I was so suprised to see Sam and Naomi start making out!moreless
  • The show is getting better every week !!! Let's see what they can do better for the next episode !!!

    Loved loved loved the scene when Addison and Pete were kissing and trying not to kiss and Dell comes in hehehe that was a great scene.

    Sam gets into a dangerous situation.

    Addison meets a new guy (Rory's father hehehe) but wants to do Pete.

    Violet was to get laid with Cooper a free of feelings one night stand, at least that's her plan.

    A woman in labor is expecting a girl but she gets a 4th boy and doesnt accept it.

    Very emotional scene in the bathtub, very well written.

    Not a big fan of the birth in the store, but the rest of the episode was soo good that im very happy :)

    Cooper cant do it with Violet :)

    Pete didnt went to the date with Addison.

    And in the end Sam and Naomi are the olny ones that got laid hehehemoreless
  • Could it be possible that this show, is getting even better than Grey's Anatomy???

    It may be sad but true, this episode was exactly why I use to watch Grey's Anatomy. It had all the finest elements of s Shondaland Production - Drama, Sex, Mystery Unfolding, Human Flaws Exposed, Love, Loss ... There wasn't a dull moment in the entire episode. We were teased with the Pete and Addison thing, shocked by the Violet - Cooper thing, and the thrilled with the Sam and Naomi thing. The writing of the three different birth experiences was amazing. It was so nice to see a dipiction of the darker side of pregnancy, birth, and motherhood. It isn't pretty, but it is reality. In the end each of those innocent babies had people in their lives to love them, no matter the circumstances surrounding their birth. Bravo for giving the audience the fantasy and reality we need in a TV escape. Cna't wait for the next episode.!!!!!!!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

Sara Gilbert

Sara Gilbert


Guest Star

Rusty Schwimmer

Rusty Schwimmer


Guest Star

Sprague Grayden

Sprague Grayden


Guest Star

David Sutcliffe

David Sutcliffe

Officer Kevin Nelson

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: In the opening scene in which Pete and Addison are making out there is a close-up of her foot running up the back of his leg. In it she is wearing a kicky pair of very high-heels. Just a few scenes (which we are led to assume is very shortly after their kissing encounter) later at the front desk when Pete watches Addison walk away she's in a rather boring little pair of black flats.

    • Music featured in this episode:

      Good Thing by Fine Young Cannibals - The song plays at the beginning of the episode. Pete tells Addison that he thinks they should stop kissing. Dell enters and lets them know that patients have arrived.

      You Have Been Loved by Sia - The song plays as Susan has a panic attack in the birthing tub. Addison climbs into the tub to comfort her.

      A Place We Used To Know by Tim Myers - The song plays as Addison supports Susan in the tub. Sam convinces Kelly to calm down so he can deliver the baby.

      Prelude by The Cinematic Orchestra - The song plays as Sam delivers Kelly's baby and Addison delivers Susan's.

      You'll Come Around by Monkey - The song plays as Addison introduces the newest addition to station 422. Sam hands Kelly's baby to Damon, Susan thanks Pete for his help during the delivery, and Patrick finally disciplines his boys.

      Say It's Possible by Terra Naomi -The song plays as the episode comes to an end. Cooper arrives at Addison's house, Pete arrives at Violet's, and Sam arrives back at the office to see Naomi still there.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Naomi: Hey, we need to do something about Pete. Does he know what he's doing with Addison?
      Violet: What is he doing with Addison? Oh, no. Did they?
      Naomi: It's imminent.
      Violet: So none of my business.
      Naomi: All right. It's none of my business either. Except Pete already proved he shouldn't date at work.
      Violet: Maybe Addison decided to enjoy herself. Men do it all the time.
      Naomi: Right. That's, that's fine.
      Violet: It's empowering for women, actually. Casual sex. It can be, as long as the boundaries are clear. And I'm very, very good with boundaries, aren't I?
      Naomi: Not really, no. But you're looking right through me, so I'm guessing you're not hearing a word I'm saying, so...

    • (Violet and Cooper are getting ready to have sex. Violet has just disrobed)
      Cooper: (looks up from taking off his trousers) Oh, you're... wow, you're naked.
      Violet: Yeah, it makes the sex easier.
      Cooper: It's just, ah, I've never seen you naked. In the office you always have your clothes on.
      Violet: Well, yeah, I try to be a professional.
      (Coop stands there with his arms crossed in front of him)
      Violet: (indicating to his underwear) Rip off the bandaid, Coop. I did.
      Cooper: (after a long pause) Yeah... can't.
      Violet: Y... you have to... you've already seen me naked.
      Cooper: I know, and you're... beautiful. I'm sorry, I... thought I could but...
      (Coop starts putting his clothes back on)
      Violet: You can't reject me, you have low standards... you have no standards!
      Cooper: It's different, Violet.
      Violet: No, it's not different! I... I am offering you uncomplicated, unemotional sex.
      Cooper: No! I... You're... you're not some random girl from the Internet, with you it doesn't mean nothing... it never will...

    • (Pete and Addison have resumed their make-out session in the supply room but are interrupted by Dell)
      Addison: We... were just talking about a case...
      Pete: I was... She needed a consult on the...
      Dell: (points to his head) Locked. In the, uh, Dell vault. All right? Patients are here.
      (Dell leaves the room. Pete and Addison start laughing)
      Addison: We're in the Dell vault.
      Pete: Locked in the Dell vault.

    • (Pete and Addison are making out in the supply room at Oceanside)
      Pete: I think we should stop kissing.
      Addison: (disappointed) Ohh
      Pete: (suggestive look)
      Addison: Ohh
      Pete: I mean, come on, what are we, twelve?
      Addison: No. We definitely are not.
      (Pete leans in for another kiss, but this time Addison stops him)
      Addison: Which is why I do not want to be just another notch in your acupuncture table.

  • NOTES (9)

    • International Air Dates:
      Belgium: February 28, 2008 on VijfTV
      Saudi Arabia: March 18, 2008 on ShowSeries
      Germany: April 2, 2008 on ProSieben
      Sweden: April 18, 2008 on TV4
      Israel: April 27, 2008 on YES Stars 1
      Denmark: July 2, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Norway: August 5, 2008 on TV2
      United Kingdom: August 26, 2008 on Living
      Australia: September 21, 2008 on Channel 7
      New Zealand; October 6, 2008 on TV2
      Finland: October 14, 2008 on MTV3
      Latin America: December 15, 2008 on Sony Entertainment Television (aka Canal Sony)
      The Netherlands: December 22, 2008 on Net 5

    • Weekly rank: #22

    • Goof: Addison refers to the LAPD station that the officers belong to as "Station 422". LAPD stations, or areas as they are called now, are all named (exp; Central, Van Nuys, Pacific, etc).

    • This is the second absence for Kadee Strickland.

    • Although credited, Kadee Strickland (Charlotte) didn't appear. Not only it's the first time she doesn't appear in an episode. It's also the first time a regular actor doesn't appear.

    • David Sutcliffe receives the and credit.

    • This is the second consecutive episode the title of which is "In Which ..." someone other than Addison.

    • This is the second episode the title of which is "In Which Sam ..."

    • This is the third episode the title of which is "In Which ..." someone other than Addison.


    • Violet: It's not a date, Doctor Seuss.

      Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American writer and cartoonist. His works include "The Cat in the Hat", "Green Eggs and Ham", "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish". Dr. Seuss traditionally wrote in rhymes, which is why Violet used the expression.

    • The girl who calls Sam (Taye Diggs) to ask if he can do a house call says, "Hey Dr. Bennett, it's Sara Hill."

      Sara Hill was the name of his "daughter" on Kevin Hill.

    • Kelly: Make it stop, doctor Phil.

      The Dr. Phil Show - In this spin-off from The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil gives advice to guests and tackles a variety of topics.