Private Practice

Season 2 Episode 14

Second Chances

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jan 29, 2009 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Archer causes problems between Addison and Naomi, after he moves to LA to work at Pacific Wellcare. Meanwhile, Cooper tries to help Violet talk to both Pete and Sheldon about her pregnancy.

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  • Charlotte and Cooper struggle to make it work and Archer's back.

    The relationships within the show have got really tangled up now. Cooper and Charlotte struggled all the way through to make theirs work but in the end Cooper decides to move in with Violet. Sam and Naomi have finally moved on from their divorce and are friends enough now to support one another and can give advice about each other's new relationships. Archer and Addison's rekationship as brother and sister was strained when they tried to help a pregnant woman that had had a stroke. Pete tried to help a drug addict but things went really wrong. A strong episode where a lot happened.moreless
  • PP is quickly diminishing in originality. The writers are sending the characters down the drain in their panic to maintain interest.

    PP is getting more and more boring and predictable with each episode. This one is the worst yet. As if Violet suddenly switching from shy, introvert psychiatrist/ex-boyfriend stalker to promiscuous femme fatale who sleeps with everyone inside and outside her office, she steals Cooper from Charlotte and has him move in with her. Honestly, what are the writers thinking? If thinking at all that is... Charlotte is the most interest character in the whole show, and the dynamics of her relationship with Cooper is pretty much the only thing worth anticipating in each new episode. And now they go and ruin that because they want to justify Violet's pregnancy, which was a lousy idea to begin with. Way to go guys, it seems you just played your last card.

    Apart from that we get more insight on Sam's and Naomi's sexual adventures, and a completely childish behaviour from 38-year-old Addison who wants to kick her brother out of town because he makes her feel like the little sister... And as if that wasn't enough, Peter goes on a McGyver rampage trying to save a drug addict, and somewhere along the line we get a few glimpses of a surgery. The scenes in the hospital were by far the most interesting ones in the episode.

    Too bad but it seems PP is turning into a highly predictable light soap opera. As hard as I try to keep watching it just doesn't do it for me. I hope they realize that and send Addison back to Seattle Grace where she rocks and we love to see her! I'd also love to see more of Charlotte, she's really cool!moreless
  • An episode where everyone figures out their place in the scheme of things

    Well yet another stupid sugar coated depiction of medical drama. PP is officially getting on my nerves. The cast is annoying to the highest degree possible. I don't understand Archer's role in the scheme of things and the exaggerated depiction of Addison's despise to him. We also see Sam having trouble making out with Sonya. Well, the scene where she strips down to her bare essentials - BAD IDEA. I always though she was cute, but her half naked body was simply disgusting. Pete is turning out to be suicidal, and his storylines are getting insanely poised toward making someone miserable.

    PP used to be a great reflection of Grey's. With the latter show embracing crazy themes, I am sure not disappointed with this one taking the crapper.moreless
  • The show is starting to sink.

    Private Practice's dismal second season continues as it looks like Archer may become a permanent character on the show. Whenever a relative to a star shows up you know that the television program is desperate and is relying on generic, overly done tactics to try and fill a network's episode commission.

    And talk about the Violet. She was once a likable, relateable and character and now she's turned into a massive, well I'm just going to say it, whore. Three different guys in three episodes and instead of being upbeat she just mopes all day.

    Not one of Double P's better episodes.moreless
  • Good episode, as in REALLY good episode!

    There is something to be said about this episode.

    It's compassionate, compelling, and it has what Grey's Anatomy had when it first got the world hooked - that X factor.

    Addison and Archer introduce the brother - sister relationship, and it's so refreshing to watch, something new that's brought to the screen.

    Charlotte and Cooper gives this episode the impossible love that most people never saw coming. It's heartbreaking, tearful, yet still inspires hope

    Sam and Naomi actually become friends. Real friends, friends that love each other more than they know, and it's beautiful to watch.

    Pete, being the lone wolf he is deals with a heroin addict, and as he deals with these different things, we get to see so many different layers to him.

    Finally, Violet ... who at the end of the episode will shock many people who are silently rooting for the shows most unconventional couple.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

Christopher Gartin

Christopher Gartin


Guest Star

Diana Venora

Diana Venora


Guest Star

Grant Show

Grant Show

Archer Montgomery

Recurring Role

Brian Benben

Brian Benben

Dr. Sheldon Wallace

Recurring Role

Sharon Leal

Sharon Leal


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Charlotte: I screwed up, Coop. And I want to make it right. So, I was thinking, you wanted me to move in a few months ago, maybe now it's the right thing to do. A good first step. What's the matter? You going somewhere?
      Cooper: I'm moving in with Violet.

    • Addison: I am not glad that you are working for the enemy. And you're going to have to learn to stay out of my personal life. But if you want to be here then ...
      Archer: This is going to be fun.

    • Violet: I'm lost, Cooper. I mean I see it, I feel better, but most of the time I walk around lost and alone and scared.
      Cooper: Well then I will be here, and we'll sit and we'll eat and figure this out. We'll work through everything and make it okay. Together.

    • Cooper: We're so not a cute couple in and out of each other's pockets, finishing each other's sentences. But we're still a couple. We're us and I love us and I am nowhere near ready to give up. Even if you are, I'm not giving up.
      Charlotte: Well, won't that be lonely.

    • Violet: Sharon. Listen to yourself. If motherhood for you was more burden than blessing, why would you want to subject yourself to that again?
      Sharon: Because I want it to be different this time.
      Violet: But what makes you assume it could be?
      Sharon: The pain. I've lived with it every single day while she was alive. Not being what she needed. I kept thinking that at some point I would be able to make the relationship right. I can't bring Teri back but I can have the child that she wanted and give it love and attention and the support that she would have. That she deserved. That every child deserves. I am capable of that.

    • Archer: I have a date.
      Naomi: You have a date? With another woman?
      Archer: I don't date men. I support the choice but ...

    • Cooper: I want you to talk to me. Do you not see that we are a perfect match and you're screwing it up?
      Charlotte: I got embarrassed and humiliated. So don't tell me about screwing things up. You think it's easy for me to look you in the face after I sobbed in your lap like a 12 year old girl, asked you to marry me, and got turned down?

    • Archer: Okay. Captured the clot. Removing the coil. Injecting the dye. Now aint that a pretty sight?

    • Naomi: Teri Hughes' mother came in today.
      Violet: Why?
      Naomi: We have Teri and Mark's embryos in our freezer and she wants them implanted ... in her. I don't know what to do.
      Violet: I do. Say no.
      Naomi: Well, I know there are issues with her carrying her own grandchild, and her age, but Sharon seems to-
      Violet: I'm not interested in Sharon's reasons. Teri was my patient. I'm interested in what she'd think. And she would never ever want this.
      Naomi: But how can you be so sure?
      Violet: Teri hated her mother. Giving that woman another child, Teri's child, would have been her worst nightmare.

    • Cooper: I'm sorry I said no about the marriage, but I did tell you I wanted to spend the rest of my life with you. Can you tell me what I did wrong that's so unforgivable?
      Charlotte: If you really don't get it, I can't help you.
      Cooper: Well, we have to talk about this.
      Charlotte: No. We don't. And we won't. So save the rest of your earnest little I can make it all better act and leave, okay?

    • Archer: This is you. Not mad. Like the time I loaned your cashmere sweater to Crystal McCullen.
      Addison: She puked on it. She puked up strawberry daiquiri all over my sweater.

    • Archer: They seem like a nice couple.
      Addison: They're divorced. They barely speak.
      Archer: I guess they spoke long enough to conceive.

  • NOTES (5)

    • Featured Music:
      "Last Train Home" by David Mead
      "100 Yard Dash" by Raphael Saadiq
      "Loneliest Man in the World" by Max Morgan

    • Amy Cale Peterson (Jane) also appeared in the season 2 episode "Break On Trough" of Grey's Anatomy. However, she played a different character.

    • Diane Venora (Sharon) also worked with Amy Brenneman (Violet) in the 1995 movie Heat.

    • Christopher Gartin (Keith) also worked with Grant Show (Archer) in the season 2 episodes "In Bed With The Enemy" and "Psycho-Therapy" of Melrose Place.

    • International airdates:
      Finland: February 17, 2009 on MTV3
      Latin America: April 27, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (aka Canal Sony)
      Norway: May 5, 2009 on TV2
      Australia: May 7, 2009 on Channel 7
      Germany: June 24, 2009 on ProSieben
      The Netherlands: August 24, 2009 on Net5


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