Private Practice

Season 3 Episode 13


Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Feb 04, 2010 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Addison and Cooper are counseling a couple who must pick a child to save with their newborn's cord blood. Meanwhile Dink wants to marry Maya.

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  • Forgettable.

    Enough with this Dink character. The whole storyline with him and Sam and Naomi's daughter is just not what this show should be about. This is about the adult doctors trying to help the patients, not drama with kids (save that for The Secret Life of the American Teenager.)

    This was really just a filler episode that was not horrible by any means, but definitely not a must-see. The two twins dying with only enough blood to save them was just a generic scenario that doesn't happen in real life and only happens in the world of Addison Montgomery and Oceanside Wellness.moreless
  • Addison and Sam...?

    I don't know if I like them. I just think it's a bit stupid really. Everyone seems to sleep with everyone on this show. Weirdly I didn't mind their scenes in the episode but still don't particularly believe them as a couple...and it is gonna kill Naomi. Addison says she won't do it but we all know she will.

    Anyway...I still enjoyed Maya's pregnancy storyline here though Naomi is not acting like an adult at all. Get over it for at least a second to think clearly. I liked her scene with Violet when the latter told her she was annoyed cos she didn't get what she wanted. I'm not sure how this marriage is gonna go...guess I'll see shortly.

    The storyline with the twins was sad but didn't stand out. Good enough episode I suppose.moreless
  • *sniffle* ...why does Private Practice have to be so sad week after week.

    Beautiful acting as usual by all cast members, but does somebody always have to be crying or in a crisis, I want some happy times now! *sniffle*.

    Aside from all the melodrama this was yet another beautiful episode. Again I admire the topics being dealt with; teenage pregnancy, single parenting, friendship dilemma's and friendships entirely. At first I really couldn't tolerate Sam and Addison in a love scene together, and I still don't want them to end up together. Something about that picture doesn't really strike 'happy couple' to me. I believe they are the one friendship that wasn't wrecked by all the relationship drama and crossing that line for me would ruin that.

    On top of that situation, Sam came off as a huge hot head there; always drunk and upset over Maya's situation. I think I cringed when Addison was going through a deja vu mode with Sam in her office. She probably got some flashbacks between her and Mark in the same situation and that didn't end up so good. Hey what ever happened to Mark's daughter, has it been dealt with in Grey's because I am lost there. Things just felt so unresolved. Are there any issues between him and Lexie for the affairs had? Anyway, sort of went on a different track there, but I am disappointed with the writers approach to Addison and Mark. In fact Addison needs to cool down right now, relationships always get messy for her.

    On the topic of relationships, I applauded Charlotte for slamming the door in Cooper's face. "She's not here" (wham). Yeah you go Charlotte, let Cooper get the taste of the bitter feeling of loneliness! *erhmmm* Okay so I sensed a bit of awkwardness from Violet in relation to Charlotte. I believe that Charlotte was looking for friendship in Violet, because let's face it, Charlotte has no one in her life, it's really depressing the only friend she had rested in Cooper.

    Sheldon, you're back and giving advice to Addison... and dating. I can't believe it was sort of a relief to have his face around again. Before I was quick to get him off the screen and now I can say I actually 'missed' him, hope that feeling doesn't last long. I applaud him for working with Violet in assisting Naomi and Sam with the whole Maya situation. Dink is being responsible for playing the 'dad' role at such a young age. Maya keeps saying he loves her and she loves him and they are (MFEO), but I would want to observe how he handles the parenting when the child actually comes into the picture. It's one thing to say you are going to take up responsibility, but it is another thing to carry it out. Everyone wants to do the right thing, but when things become complicated, another picture is painted.

    Naomi went berserk this entire episode, she literally wanted to pretend as if everything was okay with Maya, but facing the problem at hand was inevitable. Naomi doesn't want to admit that her strict parenting skills weren't all legendary and fulfilling as she imagined. I am sure she pictured Maya in college and getting married in the near future, but what does a fifteen year old know about marriage? All I can say is that I hope everything works out for them. It's more than the baby they have to worry about... it's getting a job and worrying about the right school for their child while they are going to school, it's the whole parenting packaged deal. 'It ain't gonna be easy'

    Naomi just needs to suck it in and act as a responsible grandmother and Sam needs to keep his hands off of Addison! I am glad Dink's name turned out to be Fillmore, I wonder how he got his nickname though?

    Okay things got interesting with the Naomi and Violet scene. No one ever speaks to Violet about Lucas anymore, so I believed Naomi would have hit a soft bone when she brought it up. Instead Violet showed a great level of discipline, at the same time giving Naomi the answer she needed to accept the 'Maya' situation. Pete's dating habits are also interesting, but he better be stop using that cute boy as a girl magnet, that stunt can get old fast.

    For now Private Practice, I need some upbeat episodes, a few more laughs and a level headed Addison to create the 'perfect' series, probably even more perfect if that's possible.

    Lexa Reviews


    Four and a half Stars

    Grade B+

  • A couple must make an incredibly tough decision about one of their kids...Sam tries to deal with Maya,Naomi and his feelings towards Addison!!!

    This show is getting every time better and better.

    Sam must make some very tough decisions alone, about his daughters pregnancy. Maya and Dink want to get married and raise their child together, without the support of Naomi. Sam reaches out to Addison and things get complicated. Rosanna Arquette is as always unique!

    The case that Cooper and Addison treat at the hospital it was at least awesome! A couple must choose between their two daughters, who have leukemia, who'll get the savior treatment!That was really tough to watch! I still crying!!

    Sam and Addison together?? No, thanks.

    As Naomi laughed about is not ok to sleep with your best friend ex or no husband!Although it was a great scene the two of them at the end! Glad Addison put a brake at it! It's not meant to be!

    Keep up like this guys!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

Rosanna Arquette

Rosanna Arquette


Guest Star

Stephen Lunsford

Stephen Lunsford


Guest Star

Brian Benben

Brian Benben

Dr. Sheldon Wallace

Recurring Role

Geffri Maya Hightower

Geffri Maya Hightower

Maya Bennett

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Naomi: (after Addison implied she and Sam could be a couple) You and Sam. Oh, God. That is just wrong on so many levels. It's like you first sleep with your husband's best friend and then you sleep with your best friend's husband. Oh, my God. You-you-you would be the worst person ever.

    • Violet: (flipping through pillows) I had a book here.
      Charlotte: Jane Austen? You're actually reading that?
      Violet: Yes.
      Charlotte: Snuggie, Jane Austen... I was gonna make martinis, but maybe you want some warm milk.

    • Sam: (after Maya announced she wanted to marry Dink) You're 15 years old.
      Maya: I thought we were Catholic.
      Sam: Oh, you're really gonna try and use religion against me now? Because as I recall, the church promotes abstinence. That's no sex before marriage.
      Maya: I made a mistake. A lot of people make it. Dink and I... we're trying to make it right. And the baby should have a mother and a father.
      Sam: Fine. I will not kill Dink.

  • NOTES (3)