Private Practice

Season 3 Episode 7

The Hard Part

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Nov 12, 2009 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Addison and Sam go for a hike in Malibu, they come across an expecting couple trapped in their car after an accident, they then perform urgent field care. Charlotte, Cooper and Violet treat a newlywed who, on his wedding night has taken too much Viagra. Pete and Sheldon go out to a bar together and end up falling for the same girl.moreless

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  • Intense and dramatic.

    Talk about drama. The whole situation with Addison and Sam was very intense and engrossing - I can't believe the woman died at the end. A very sad moment but also powerful as Addison orders to be removed from the car. It was very well acted and great storyline. Now let's talk about that kiss between her and Sam at the end...I actually understood it because they went through that terrible situation BUT...I don't want them to be a couple...I just don't think it would work. But there's nothing I can do...

    The side storylines with Charlotte/Violet/Cooper and Sheldon/Pete were enjoyable enough. I still like Charlotte and she was amusing here...I do agree that Violet does like to butt in on things. It'll be interesting to see how Cooper takes the news that Charlotte was married before. I wonder if Pete and Sheldon will be friends after the bar thing....

    Great episode, probably the best in a while.moreless
  • I loved this episode but PLEASE dont make addison and sam a couple!!

    The episode was powerful. The couple who were stuck in a deserted place due to an accident. Sam and Addison got hold of the situation but in the end something had to happen and everything does not end well after all.

    The story of sheldon and pete is interesting. I think they can end up becoming good friends like cooper and violet.

    On the other hand...Sam and Addison are amazing friends and I hope they dont turn out to be a couple!! there is no chemistry and nothing there seriously! They are just great friends! thats how it should be.

    You can clearly tell he is not Addison's type and Sam's type isnt Her.

    Other than that a very good episodemoreless
  • amazing, addison was brilliant.

    i thought this episode was great, addison was amazing, i think kate walsh is a brilliant actress with so much emotion, it was nice to see that the ice maiden charlotte actually does have a heart deep down somewhere in there.

    i wish they would cut sheldon from the show he is so annoying, anyone else realise i think this was the first episode ver without naomi in it. i can't wait to see coopers reaction to charlotte being previously married and i amlooking forward to see what happens next with adison and sam, naomi is going to kill her.moreless
  • Powerful.

    Powerful episode of Private Practice tonight and reminiscent of an episode of House, moreso than Grey's Anatomy, which was a welcome change. It was good to see the doctors out of the office and seeing them act in the real world for a change with a strong, emotional story that paid off with a brilliant, unexpected ending.

    The B storyline with Charlotte and Cooper was harmless, and kind of enjoyable as well. These "comic relief" storylines can be good, when kept to a minimum, and done the right way, like it was tonight.

    While I am a fan of Audra McDonald's work on the show, the episode was actually stronger here without her presence, which was pretty odd. Even Sheldon didn't bother me too much this week.

    Good episode of Double P tonight. Very good.moreless
  • Addison and Sam!!!....why Shonda? why?

    Why can't two hot people on TV just remain friends. The kind of relationship between Addison and Sam was perfect. Now when you bring in a romantic angle to it, things just suck. I hope this change is reversible and the writers do something about it.

    Alright. So this might have been a perfect 10 episode, if not for that stupid plot where a dude comes to Oceanside with a boner. I mean, it was okay, Kadee Strickland gave one heck of performance, and perhaps she needed this track to remind audiences that she's still a doctor. But we certainly didn't need this or Pete and Sheldon doing the bar scene coupled with racy cliffhanger of a plot involving Addison and Sam. With fall shows in the stagnant mid-season mode, it's good to see some kinda action. Good episode.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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