Private Practice

Season 3 Episode 21

War

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Apr 29, 2010 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Violet files for joint custody of Lucas but Pete hires an attorney and fights back, dragging everyone at the practice into the trial.

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  • Powerful episode

    7.5
    For fans of daytime TV there is a great trial going on on General Hospital, so seeing a courtroom here on Private Practice was like a double dose of action.



    I was entertained by this episode. No annoying patients and their problems, no weird kids eating couches, and no unbelievable miracles done by a small doctor's office: just a great story of love and compassion between the show's central cast.



    It is inevitable that Pete and Violet will end up together, but at least the show is going to make them work at that, not just throw them randomly back together, so I have to give props for that.moreless
  • Intense Like hell

    10
    Alot of people don't like Private Practice , Yeah it's not as hard hitting as the first couple of season's of grey's anatomy but this one is really really hard hitting one of the most intense episode you could ever watch on TV . you just stop by and ask your self how could we have got in here ?



    Amazing episode any way and Private Practice really deserve being widely watched the characters are really human and amazingly written and the format of this episode in particular is really strong , more episodes like this one and PP is gonna be a big Hitmoreless
  • Things gets personal!

    9.0
    I really liked how this episode just focused on the characters we know, it was needed for such an important event. It was hard to watch at times with everyone taking a side and things getting extremely personal. It was emotional and intense. We all know the right choice was to pick Pete...Violet obviously needs more time.



    I liked the ending scene with Violet and Addison where the former acknowledged Addison's part to play with Pete. It was nice that relationships weren't completely destroyed. In fact one seems to be getting better as Charlotte and Cooper take a step at mending things. I really wonder where things will go from here. With only two episodes left things are bound to wrap up but what will happen to everyone?moreless
  • What a powerful, heartbreaking episode.

    9.5
    In this episode of Private Practice, the following happens. As Violet files for joint custody of Lucas, everyone has to take sides. As the battle starts, the truth about everyone past is brought up. But as the episode ends, and emotions run high, we see Pete being granted full custody of their son. This was a real powerful episode, which was packed with emotion. Although I wasn't surprised when Pete got custody, I was shocked at how much of the past was bought back up. We also learned that when Violet went to New York she went to therapy. And it was because of this therapy that she felt ready to be a mother to Lucas.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

Caterina Scorsone

Caterina Scorsone

Dr. Amelia Shepherd

Guest Star

Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross

Ellen

Guest Star

Caroline Aaron

Caroline Aaron

Stephanie

Guest Star

Brian Benben

Brian Benben

Dr. Sheldon Wallace

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (2)

    • Stephanie: Why don't you have children, Dr. Montgomery?
      Addison: (smiling) I can't.
      Stephanie: Did you ever want to have children?
      Addison: Yes, I tried, but I was not able to.
      Stephanie: So would you lie on the stand to keep Lucas, to protect your one last chance at motherhood?
      Ruby: Objection.
      Addison: No, I want to answer. You're right. I'm a cheater and a husband stealer, and on top of all that I'm barren. So good times. I... I never wanted any of this to happen. I never wanted to hurt Violet. Yes, she's a mess. I'm a mess, too. I... I'm here for Lucas. He's a baby, so he can't speak for himself. But I'm pretty sure, if he could, he'd say that he wanted to feel loved and safe and have cereal for dinner. I just want Lucas to be happy. So if that means you tearing me apart and making me look like the most horrible person on earth, then please, go ahead and do it, because... Lucas is worth it...to me. So...Next question...Ms Gibson?

    • Charlotte: Violet Turner's a great mother.
      Ruby: It doesn't give you pause that Violet gave her baby away to Pete?
      Charlotte: Violet knew her limits and asked for help. She did more for her child than most mothers do. She coulda kept her child, hired a nanny, spent her days locked in her room with the vapors like my mother but she didn't.
      Ruby: Do you think...
      Charlotte: I'm not finished. She handed Lucas over to his father out of love for her child. Now she's spending all her time apologizing for taking care of herself. As far as I'm concerned, she don't have to apologize to anyone for anything. She's gett'n on with her life the best way she can. She's ready to spend time with her son. I don't see why we aren't all support'n her.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Breathing Out" by Doveman
      "I'm Gonna Make It" by Sanders Bohlke
      "Hunting My Dress" by Jesca Hoop

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: April 29, 2010 on 'A'
      Australia: June 8, 2010 on Channel 7
      Norway: August 24, 2010 on TV2
      Germany: September 15, 2010 on ProSieben
      United Kingdom: November 4, 2010 on Living TV
      Finland: January 1, 2012 on MTV3

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