Private Practice

Season 2 Episode 9

Know When to Fold

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Dec 10, 2008 on ABC
8.5
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Charlotte's rival practice, Pacific Wellcare, opens its doors and the competition with Oceanside Wellness begins. Sam and Pete steal one of their clients. Addison's favorite patient goes to a the new practice for a second opinion. Dell proposes the creation of an in-house adoption program.

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  • This week's episode revolves around the consequences of poaching patients, adoption and celibacy.

    8.5
    The medical storylines here were pretty good. The cyclist with a heart condition who pushes himself to win a race for the rewards. The ovarian cancer patient desperate for a child one day. The adoption agency idea. I also loked the personal stories here, particularly Violet's quest for sexual fulfilment. The scene towards the end when she gets it together with Pete was very sweet. The Charlotte/Cooper scenes were full of their usual comedy. Even the scene at the end where Naomi helps Sam learn to ride a bike was well done. The only fly in the ointment is the dull relationship between Addison and Kevin. She really needs a more interesting boyfriend!moreless
  • Adoption, impotence, cycling and more.

    7.0
    There were some really good storylines here. The adoption drama was pretty entertaining and is the kind of emotionally-charged plots that made this show a must-watch last season. The Rocket Ray Daniels storyline was excellent as well, and sam and Pete both played their parts to a t. I've said that Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice need to have more failures from their doctors and this is an example of how successful that can be.



    Wuere the show goes wrong is with the opening scenes about sex, and the irritatingly fake relationships on the program. I like the Violet character, but this Violet and Sheldon thing is really getting on my nerves. I've made my disdain for the Kevin character clear for awhile now and I just hope he and Addison eventually break up.



    This episode was not that bad, but this show is really going downhill.moreless
  • Charlotte opens her practice

    8.5
    This is one of those episodes that truly represents the show. We have a central theme and the story revolves around that. We have subtle references to a common thread, and they are built up gradually to form a fine fabric of the story.



    I felt the central idea here involved one practice stealing the others business. And when business goals are prioritized over the well being of the patient, there is bound to be trouble. We see a doctor from Charlotte's practice steal one of Addison's patients by giving a false hope of curing ovarian cancer without surgery. On the other hand, we see Pete and Sam steal on of Charlotte's patients by giving him a OK to compete in a race, though he had a history of cardiac disease. Both patients have adverse reactions to their decisions. Addison manages to save the ovarian cancer patient from the brink of death, while the cyclist suffers a heart attack and dies as a result of pushing himself to hard to win the race. We also see Dell trying to start an adoption agency, and Violet trying to get into a relationship with Sheldon the shrink at Charlotte's practice. Unfortunately, this ends after only one date.



    The writers have also put an end to the Pete-Violet sexual tension, when the two start making out at the end. Overall, a fine episode.moreless
Kate Walsh

Kate Walsh

Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery

Timothy Daly

Timothy Daly

Dr. Pete Wilder

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

Kathy Christopherson

Kathy Christopherson

Carrie Sinclair

Guest Star

Antonio Elias

Antonio Elias

Collin

Guest Star

David Haley

David Haley

Andrew

Guest Star

Brian Benben

Brian Benben

Dr. Sheldon Wallace

Recurring Role

David Sutcliffe

David Sutcliffe

Officer Kevin Nelson

Recurring Role

Jay Harrington

Jay Harrington

Dr. Wyatt Lockhart

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • (Kevin is sitting on the stairs)
      Addison: How was work?
      Kevin: This is as far as I got.
      Addison: You been sitting here all day?
      Kevin: Yeah. Yeah, my ass fell asleep two hours ago. It's not funny.

    • Lockhart: I like you, Monty. Let me take you out to dinner, show you I'm grateful. And I'm not as bad as you think.
      Addison: I'll take your word for it. Oh, and if you call me Monty again, I'm going to plunge a scalpel through your hand.

    • Violet (to Pete): What do you have to help with erections? (Pete looks taken aback) Okay, now I'm humiliated.

    • Charlotte: (to Cooper) Your paranoia is contagious. Let's get this done. I have sticks and I intend to pee on them. And if your boys swam through my weeds and got me pregnant, I'm gonna make you suffer every step of the way.

    • Cooper: How are you feeling?
      Charlotte: I'm on the pill.
      Cooper: You're a doctor. You know that's not 100%.
      Charlotte: Cooper, I would know if I was pregnant.
      Cooper: Cranky.
      Charlotte: I'm always cranky.
      Cooper: Glowing.
      Charlotte: I'm always glowing. Now please, stop stalking me and my womb.

    • Pete: Is that Ray Daniels?
      Sam: Who's Ray Daniels?
      Pete: Come on Sam, Rocket-Ray? The Tour de France, Olympic gold medalist. You follow sports.
      Sam: Yeah, football, basketball. Riding a bike is not a sport.

    • Violet: I am sex-less. I am without sex. Which can be healthy. Celibacy in some cultures is seen as a sign of strength. So I am strong. I am a strong healthy woman.
      Addison: Hm, I miss sex.
      Naomi: What are you talking about? You've got a gorgeous man sleeping in your bed.
      Addison: Yeah, that's all he is doing in my bed. Doctor's orders.
      Naomi: You have sex on the horizon, which is better than having had amazing sex in your recent past with no visible sign of it happening ever again.

    • (Charlotte has just taken the pregnancy test and is waiting for the results with Cooper)
      Charlotte: Now, all we have to do is wait.
      Cooper: Come on. Little Walter? (he pretends to be holding a baby)
      Charlotte: Are you trying to be funny?
      Cooper: No, that was my grandfather. He was a piano tuner. Maybe he'll play an instrument, maybe the trumpet.
      Charlotte: Please. It'll be a girl. Marjorie.
      Cooper: Your grandmother?
      Charlotte: My horse. Last animal I ever had. I was 15. She broke her ankle and we had to shoot her.

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