Private Practice

Season 2 Episode 10

Worlds Apart

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Dec 17, 2008 on ABC
8.3
out of 10
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136 votes
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Pete's girlfriend, Meg, returns to Los Angeles and notices that Pete and Violet are considerably closer. Kevin questions the direction he and Addison are headed in as a couple Cooper treats a young diabetic boy with a mysterious past. Charlotte and her team of Pacific Wellcare doctors continue to siphon business away from Oceanside Wellness.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Addison tries to help a girl who has become a hooker, Pete and Violet struggle to work together, Naomi gets an offer to work with the opposing practice

    7.8
    The problem with Private Practice is not coming up with interesting and innovative medical problems, they have that part down, although I have to question how realistic it is that Oceanside Wellness is solving the mysteries of the medical world, but the problem is with everything else, including this run-on sentence.



    The Pete and Violet scenes were awkward, but not in a good way. I've vehemently expressed my disdain for the Addison/Kevin relationship and hopefully that is over after this installment. I did like Sam's two monologues about Naomi selling out and then in the elevator about protecting her. Taye Diggs is one of the few bright spots in this less than spectacular second season and his scenes are always the most entertaining.



    Overall this was a fine episode but the relationship "dilemmas" need to stop plaguing this show.moreless
  • Oceanside tries to balance medicine and legal implications

    9.5
    As I have mentioned in a good number of my reviews, one of the classic ingredients that make a drama great is its ability to force the viewer to read between the lines.



    Here we see Addison and Cooper face legal dilemmas when their patients are acting against the law to pursue something that is circumstantially the best for them. Cooper treats a boy whose actual father had kidnapped him from his separated wife and child abusing boyfriend. When Charlotte learns that the duo are on the run, she tips off the cops. Cooper violates the law by letting them escape when he finds out about Charlotte's actions. Addison on the other hand treats a call girl without attaching any moral significance to the profession. While she appears to be cool at the fact, she is put in a tough spot when the call girl gets beaten up by her John. As what i can term only as a 'moving you to the core' scene, Addison finally confronts her real feelings and refuses to treat her in the future.



    We also see a lot of anger vented out in this episode. Kevin breaks up with Addison when he gets a feeling that she is treating him like her doll. Meg finds out that Pete is sleeping with Violet and storms out of the building. I honestly am starting to hate this storyline. This is not the Pete whom we saw in the first season. We also see Naomi considering to do some consulting the rival practice. Sam is furious about this and gives a shabbily acted monologue. I felt the script was good, but Taye Diggs couldn't really pull it off as an angry man. I loved this episode. There so much drama that you actually feel like you are witnessing all these from the waiting lounge of the practice.moreless
  • Seems a bit dull this week, apart from Pete and Violet's relationship.

    7.0
    This episode seemed less interesting regarding both the medical stories and the personal ones. The story about the little boy and his father was fine, you felt a certain sympathy for the pair of them. The story about the call girl college student made me feel sick. Health care should be available to people according to their need and not their profession. I did not feel Addison had the right to be so judgemental. On the personal stories, I felt glad that Kevin left and I liked that Pete and Violet still have feelings for each other beyond the fling in the previous episode. All in all, an OK episode but not as good as some of the earlier ones have been.moreless
  • Shabby and moralistic treatment of a subject that deserves more than a moralist, cursory bent. But, seeing as the show isn't exactly Emmy material (but, I do like it), I'll give it a bit of leeway.moreless

    6.5
    1. Am really liking the Violet/Peter thing.

    2. What made me dislike this particular episode was the "morality" lesson:If you're a prostitute/call girl, you are scum and do not deserve decent health care like the rest of us. I think it was particularly horrid making Addison quit being the girl's doctor. She should have just called the parents. Instead of judging the girl morally unfit to receive medical care from a good doctor, because she's in this particular line of work. I don't agree with the girl's choice, either, but I think this episode treated this subject rather shabbily.moreless
Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald

Dr. Naomi Bennett

Taye Diggs

Taye Diggs

Dr. Sam Bennett

Timothy Daly

Timothy Daly

Dr. Pete Wilder

Paul Adelstein

Paul Adelstein

Dr. Cooper Freedman

Chris Lowell

Chris Lowell

William "Dell" Parker

Amy Brenneman

Amy Brenneman

Dr. Violet Turner

Joey Wagner Luthman

Joey Wagner Luthman

Porter

Guest Star

Ginny Weirick

Ginny Weirick

Carley

Guest Star

Sean Bridgers

Sean Bridgers

Frank

Guest Star

David Sutcliffe

David Sutcliffe

Officer Kevin Nelson

Recurring Role

Joey Wagner Luthman

Joey Wagner Luthman

Porter

Recurring Role

Jayne Brook

Jayne Brook

Dr. Meg Porter

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Violet: I slept with Pete! (she pauses) There, I told you.
      Cooper: You know, I expected better from you.
      Violet: I'm sorry. It just happened -
      Cooper: You know what? If that's how you want to play it, fine.
      Violet: What are you talking about?
      Cooper: When you're ready to be mature and tell me who you really slept with I'll be around for you, Violet.
      Violet: I'm not lying to you. I really slept with Pete.
      Cooper: Okay. (he steps out the door)
      Violet: Where are you going?
      Cooper: I don't want to be late for my date with Angelina Jolie.

    • Cooper: Hey Pete have you ever paid for sex?
      Pete: Don't have to.

    • Sam: (to Naomi) You talked about this practice. The way it's supposed to run. The way we're supposed to treat our patients. You talked about not wanting to give up and then you're going to go downstairs to that place to work with that woman who is doing everything possible to undermine us. To work for that man who's more concerned about getting recognised for his work than which patient lives or dies. How is that not selling out?

    • Naomi: I want to do something bad. Oh no, no, no, it's not bad, actually I think it's going to make me feel good, only Sam and Addison are going to hate me. Wyatt Lockhart.
      Violet: You're going to sleep with Wyatt Lockhart?
      Naomi: No, no, no, no. I'm considering consulting with him on a case. But sleeping with him-
      Violet: I'm sorry. You said that it was something bad but it was going to make you feel good, so I ...
      Naomi: So you went straight to sex?
      Violet: I did. I did. I went to sex.

    • (Addison and Kevin are in bed together)
      Addison: Wow!
      Kevin: Better.
      Addison: Better? What, than me?
      Kevin: No. Better. My wounds. I'm healed. I'm good.

  • NOTES (9)

    • For this first 10 episodes, the show was nominated for the 2009 NAMIC Vision Award in the Drama category. Plus, Audra Mcdonald (Naomi) was nominated for the 2009 Image Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series", and Taye Diggs (Sam) won the same award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series".

    • Joey Luthman (Porter) won the 2009 Young Artist Award for "Best Performance In A TV Series-Guest Starring Young Actor", (he tied with Carlos Knight for the season 15 episode "The Book Of Abby" of ER).

    • Siena Goines (Claudia) also worked with Amy Brenneman (Violet) in several episodes of Judging Amy.

    • Siena Goines (Claudia) also worked with Jayne Brook (Meg) in the season 4 episode "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" of Chicago Hope.

    • Sean Bridgers (Frank) also worked with Amy Brenneman (Violet) in the 1999 TV movie ATF.

    • Jay Harrington (Dr. Lockhart) recieved the "With" credit.

    • David Sutcliffe (Kevin) recieved the "And" credit.

    • Music Featured in this episode:
      "Goodbye Girl" by Squeeze
      "Swing Gently" by Leona Naess

    • International Airdates:
      Finland: January 20, 2009 on MTV3
      Latin America: March 30, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (aka Canal Sony)
      Norway: April 7, 2009 on TV2
      Australia: April 16, 2009 on Channel 7
      Germany: May 27, 2009 on ProSieben
      The Netherlands: August 10, 2009 on Net5

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • The title alludes the 2002 song by Bruce Springsteen.

    • Wyatt Lockhart: This really is a nice office. The wooden beams? Very Swiss Family Robinson.

      Wyatt is referring to the book written in 1812 by Johann David Wyss about a Swiss family who are shipwrecked in the East Indies en route to Port Jackson, Australia. The story has been adapted into a film many times between 1940 and 1998 as well as several TV adaptations.

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