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Private Practice

Season 2 Episode 3

Nothing to Talk About

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Oct 22, 2008 on ABC
8.0
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As Addison's relationship with Kevin (David Sutcliffe) heats up, Charlotte tries to lure her to St. Ambrose Hospital with promises of surgeries. Meanwhile, Sam questions his ability to keep Oceanside Wellness afloat.

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  • A brilliant episode

    9.5
    In this episode of Private Practice the following happens. We learn that Dell is working at ST Amber's hospital. Violet deals with a patient who is afraid of her son. Addison is back at St Amber's hospital performing surgeries. She also has a lunch date between surgeries with SWAT guy.

    Cooper has a patient whose son has a huge head. We learn that Violet's patient sleeps with a hammer under her pillow, because she is so afraid of her son. Naomi goes to see Dell to ask him back and to tell him that she's sorry and she misses him. Charlotte offers Addison a job at the hospital after she does 6 surgeries in one day. But she turns her down. We learn that the son of Violets patient killed the dog as he knew his mother could not afford to put the dog down. Dell finally comes back to work at the Practice. At the end of the episode we see Swat guy and Addison at a shooting range. Then they kiss.moreless
  • Addison returns to doing surgeries.

    7.2
    Private Practice opened up its second season with two strong offerings. This episode took a slight step back as we had a little too much "girl talk" and not enough medical drama. I liked the treadmill running from Addison and Pete, although there's no way she got up to 13.5. The husband of the pregnant woman also gave a strong performance, as did Pete when talking to the firefighter, but the majority of this episode was not up to the standards we have come to expect from the show.



    The medical problems in this episode were just too farfetched. A cross-dresser, a big-headed child and a sociopath. The show did have a good moral behind it that you should feel happy about whatever you look like or whatever you wear. In that sense it was a good showing, but let's hope the next episode is better than this.moreless
  • Everyone's mad or too busy to talk about their Issues. Sam continues to turn the practice into McService as a way to make money...

    9.0
    This episode was interesting, but not the best of them all. It was interesting because it had some character development, which is always good. The plot and main characters in this one developed around the patients which was interesting but kinda strange. What I liked is that Swat way is back as well as Dell. And the wooing part of them both was fun to watch. The sociopath that was not was really unnecesary, but it served its purpose as it helped Violet face Sam and refuse to give up quality over quantity. We also got to see Addison doing surgery, which is her "place". A good one, but not the best.moreless
  • Sam tries to make Naomi look small by taking charge of the practice. Addison does a surgery marathon. Dell returns back to Oceanside.

    7.0
    This was an 'Okay' episode. I really can't say I enjoyed it as much as the previous one, or dare say that it was painful to watch. It had a decent storyline, some mentionable plot/character developments, and some good acting by the cast.



    For one, I have noticed in the past few episodes, almost every one of them had started with a sex scene as an opening act. I am no moral brigade or the likes, and I have nothing against people making out before the camera. But still, this has become so cliche that it's nauseating. Especially the Cooper-Charlotte relationship should at least attempt to depict something other than the two screwing each other in every godforsaken scene. I liked the part where David Sutcliffe woos Addison, and I hope their relationship lends some variety to the show. A cop-doctor storyline has a lot of potential to be worked on. I have to admit, Violet's story this around was painful to watch. This one involving a sociopath who was not, and who was trying to save his mother from a spending spree was too cheesy. The sub-plots need to be worked on, and given its fair share of quality - like Grey's, where the attention to detail given to the most insignificant scene is so great. This episode also goes on to show Naomi's weaker side, and how she can be vulnerable too.



    Overall, a good one - but not my favorite one.moreless
Chris Lowell

Chris Lowell

William "Dell" Parker

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

Paul Adelstein

Paul Adelstein

Dr. Cooper Freedman

Ernie Hudson

Ernie Hudson

Captain Frank

Guest Star

Audrey Wasilewski

Audrey Wasilewski

Janet

Guest Star

Soren Fulton

Soren Fulton

Jesse

Guest Star

David Sutcliffe

David Sutcliffe

Officer Kevin Nelson

Recurring Role

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    • Addison (on her lunch break at the hospital): Just so we're clear, this is not a date, this is a sandwich between surgeries.
      Kevin: The point is we're getting to know each other without all that dating crap.
      Addison: Is this what you've been working on, that's kept you from calling?
      Kevin: I watched two people die, count me in for a bad week.
      Addison: Yeah, I've been having one of those myself, not people dying just people not talking to me, people not talking to each other, all the people in my office are walking around pissed off and nobody's talking about it. That's why I'm here cutting people open.
      Kevin: Letting out your hostilities?
      Addison: Actually, you put a scalpel in my palm and I feel centered, all the other problems in the world just fall away.

    • (Addison on her way to the hospital)
      Kevin: Addison?
      Addison: Oh hey it's you.
      Kevin: Swat guy.
      Addison: Yeh hey hey ah listen about that message I left...
      Kevin (laughs): That was am...
      Addison: Humiliating
      Kevin: No, I liked it.
      Addison: Yeah, well that explains a lot, you torture women to the point of them calling you and leaving horrifying messages because you like it? You're, you're sick.
      Kevin: I'm sorry, I've been working like a dog, I get on a case and I promise to do better. I came to woo.
      Addison: Woo?
      Kevin (shows Addison a box of donuts): I've got sprinkles.
      Addison: This is you wooing?
      Kevin: This is me being charmed by your rambling and incoherent message and asking you to lunch.
      Addison: I'm ah, off to surgery.
      Kevin: Don't write me off, get to know me.

    • Cooper (sarcastically): You're in a good mood?!
      Charlotte: Your Montgomery's a real star. Cash cow for me today. Really made me look good.
      Cooper (sarcastically): I'm glad someone does.
      Charlotte: Stop moping! I don't like moping sex!
      Cooper: I have a kid with a big head. Turns out he has nothing wrong with him, except he's gonna be mocked, ridiculed and looked down upon for the rest of his life.
      Charlotte: And that's your fault?
      Cooper: No, that's me. I'm the one who doesn't fit in, who's gonna be first out of the practice just because they don't want me on the team anymore. I'm the big head kid!
      Cooper: Oh my God! You are pathetic. You are crazy and pathetic. Big head's not a problem. It's a virtue, moron. You know who had a big head?! Lincoln, JFK, Elvis, Einstein... plenty of people have big heads and they don't sit and mope that they have a big head. So don't you sit and mope that you're a pediatrician. Do your job, do it well, and screw everyone else. You're the big head kid. More power to ya!

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