Private Practice

Season 3 Episode 8

Sins of the Father

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Nov 19, 2009 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Addison is thrown by the arrival of her father to Los Angeles. Cooper is arrested when he refuses to cooperate in a case involving a patient. Dell shocks his co-workers when he announces that he married Heather over the weekend. Pete fights to keep a terminally ill patient alive long enough for him to meet his daughtermoreless

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  • You Lie!!!!

    This was yet another masterpiece from the creators of Grey's. Season 3 has been terrific for most part, and it's good to see the actors finally getting into the skin of their characters.

    While Grey's is often seen as a show with elaborate medical cases, a diverse array of doctors, and a kickass story, Private Practice is about a small bunch of folks delivering powerful performances. Kadee Strickland and Paul Adelstein are really pumping up the drama with some amazing acting. You could feel the anger in Charlotte's eyes when she sees Cooper beaten up by the cops. The messages conveyed finally are subtle at best, but they really tell a million stories. Good episode.moreless
  • Another good episode.

    I actually felt for Cooper in this episode, he's probably my least favourite character so that made the whole thing more surprising. While I thought the fact that he was beaten up in jail a bit over the top it was a strong storyline. I wasn't totally shocked that the kid was lying but it led to good developments with a lot of characters. The Charlotte/Cooper relationship is up in the and Cooper seems to still be annoyed at Addison for intervening. Looking forward to what happens here.

    I like the Violet/Dell side of things. He told her that she needed to respect his decision to marry Heather in a great speech and they resolved their issues by the end. Can we trust sober Heather? I doubt it. I don't like Fife...and I didn't really find that storyline very interesting. What I did enjoy was the appearance of Addison's father. I'm looking forward to more background information on them as a family.

    Another good episode.moreless
  • Private Practice is good again.

    After a shaky start, the much beloved medical drama Private Practice seems to have found its footing and is back on track. I now look forward to the show, and am glad that the silly hospital construction, constant defecting is over for now and everybody is settled into their respective place of work.

    Plus, this episode had Stephen Collins from 7th Heaven reprising his role as Addison's father, so how could you not like it? The Cooper storyline was believe and philosophical, asking the viewer what they would do if they were in a similar situation. Any television show that provokes thought like that truly is strong and this was a great all-around effort from Private Practice.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

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