Private Practice Spoilers 2.09: “Know When to Fold”

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A woman with ovarian cancer is refusing to have a surgery on the December 10 episode of ‘Private Practice’.

As can be seen through a newly-released preview, Dr. Addison Montgomery, played by , is fighting for the life of a woman who suffers from ovarian cancer on episode 2.09 of ““. The promo video also reveals how Addison insists that the woman undergoes a surgery for her own good.

On the episode, entitled “Know When to Fold”, the doctors of Oceanside Wellness are forced to compete for clients as Charlotte King’s rival practice, Pacific Wellcare, opens its doors. While Sam and Pete manage to steal one of Pacific’s clients, Addison’s favorite patient goes to Pacific for a second opinion.

The episode also shows Dell proposes the creation of an in-house adoption program. “Know When to Fold” will be aired on ABC network at 9/8c on December 10.

Private Practice: Did Cooper Get Charlotte Pregnant?

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Doth the lady protest too much? From the looks of the sneak peek above, there might be a baby Cooper or baby Charlotte on the way on Private Practice. What do you think? Maybe Violet and Cooper is a long-lost dream, and from here on out it’s Cooper-Charlotte and Pete-Violet?

Also on Private Practice tomorrow night, we get a fabulous WB reunion. Click in to find out who and to get more sneak peeks…

New Private Practice Spoilers 2.08: “Crime and Punishment”

A woman in coma is carrying her unborn baby and Addison will have to keep both condition steady with the help of Charlotte, all new in ‘Private Practice’.

In the next episode of ““, Addison will team up with Charlotte to save the lives of a pregnant woman in coma and her unborn child. “Crime and Punishment” which will air on December 3 also sees Pete’s girlfriend, Meg, having a rift with members of the Oceanside staff when she begins seeing patients there. Things also got serious when Violet seeks Kevin’s advice after a patient is suspected of murdering his wife.

Starting this week, Grant Show has begun his multi-episode arc cameo as Archer, the younger brother of Addison who creates quite a stir in the practice. He is also a surgeon, and E! said that his involvement in “Private Practice” may have something to do with the crossover between “” and “Private Practice” that was reported earlier this month. — Ace Showbiz

Private Practice Episode Recap

Chrislowell_privatepractice_240 Over the river and through the woods we go, and Addison’s brother Archer has come for a visit… and to stir up some trouble with our Oceanside doctors. Charlotte’s secret also comes out, and Pete’s friend Meg is back for a visit too. We’re reaching some storyline arcs tonight, I think.

Addison and Officer Kevin return from a night of go-kart racing to find her front door open. Officer Kevin morphs into policeman mode (with Addison following right behind, yeah, right) to find Addison’s brother Archer and Addison’s neighbor getting it on in the kitchen. Archer Montgomery, an ex-doctor and current famous author, is anti-L.A. and decidedly anti-Officer Kevin.

Archer invites Addison and the doctors to a swanky book party, and during the party, Archer works the room and all of the doctors. Officer Kevin and Archer start in on each other, and Archer says that Addison is a trust fund baby worth millions, who is only “enjoying” Kevin for now. Archer also hooks Sam up with a hottie, and hooks up with Naomi himself. The next morning, after Archer’s walk of shame, Addison asks Archer where he was, hoping that he helped Naomi home before his night of debauchery. Addison’s eyebrows realize what happened before we switch to… Continue reading »

Private Practice Spoilers 2.07: Tempting Faith

Addison’s little brother Archer will stir things up with his easy-go-lucky attitude in the new episode of ‘Private Practice’.

Addison receives a surprise visit from her brother in the new episode of ““. Archer, played by Grant Show who claimed his fame in “Melrose Place”, comes over to stir up the situation with his playboy status. The man who is also a surgeon, oozes his charm at women and sleeps with several of them.

Archer not only causes a trouble for his big sister but for Naomi and Sam as well. Meanwhile Meg returns to try to make it work with Pete, and a patient accused of a malicious crime stirs up anger and emotions, for both Violet and Dell. The episode is called “Tempting Faith” and aired November 26.

Meanwhile, schedule for “Private Practice” midseason slot has been announced. ABC will move the show to Thursdays at 10/9c, right after “” and ““. The new schedule will take effect starting January 2009. — Ace Showbiz

New Private Practice Spoilers and an interview with Grant Show!

Grant Show begins his six-episode guest arc this Wednesday, and I just chatted him up, so check back that morning for exclusive scoop from Mr. Archer Montgomery Forbes himself. (Informed speculation: I think Grant Show’s character, Archer, is part of the big spring crossover between Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice, and more significantly, I think he may be the reason for the big spring crossover…We’ll see!) In other news, that be-yotch Charlotte King starts a competing practice in the upstairs space and starts stealing patients from Oceanside—I was just starting to like her, but I’m totally taking that back now. — Source: Kristin on E!Online

It’s Grant Showtime on Private Practice … and Melrose 2.0?

by Matt Mitovich, TV Guide

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This week on ABC’s Private Practice (Wednesdays at 9 pm/ET), Addison feels the brotherly love when Grant Show begins a stint as her studly sib. In this TVGuide.com Q&A, Show previews Archer Montgomery’s first Oceanside Wellness hook-up, ponders why Swingtown couldn’t keep it up, and reveals whether Jake Hanson might turn up on the CW’s “new” Melrose Place.

TVGuide.com: What brings about this surprise visit from Archer?
Grant Show: I come into town because I miss Addison. When she was living in New York we were real tight, so I try to get her to come back to New York with me. In the meantime, I start a little somethin’-somethin’ with Naomi — just to piss off my sister, I think! [Laughs]

TVGuide.com: What is the dynamic between Addison and Archer?
Show: I don’t know if you’ve ever hung out with rich siblings, but they have very strange relationships. Almost incestuous. “No one is good enough for my sister” and that kind of thing. I think I’m very jealous of her and the time that other people have with her, and I want her all for myself. It’s not sexual, but…. We push each other around, we’re very physical with each other, and there’s bickering, but we love each other very, very much.

TVGuide.com: Does he have an opinion on the SWAT guy she’s dating?
Show: [Scoffs] He’s a cop! C’mon…. [Laughs] He thinks it’s kind of funny and kind of pathetic.

TVGuide.com: Do any of the other ladies take a shine to Archer?
Show: I do quite a few episodes — I have this one, I go away for a while, and then I’m back midseason — so yeah, I think so. I get kind of serious with Naomi, but there might be some more women after that.

TVGuide.com: Is Archer safeguarding any secrets?
Show: Absolutely. There’s a whole reason that brought this all about right now, and it’s pretty big, pretty dynamic.

TVGuide.com: You’re making me think that he’s dying.
Show: I don’t know, I can’t tell ya!

TVGuide.com: Was it liberating to shave your Swingtown mustache?
Show: I did that right away, man. Once we wrapped the 13th episode, I went into the makeup trailer and shaved it off. It was fun and all, but a year-and-a-half of that thing was a little much.

TVGuide.com: Is it safe to say that Swingtown is all swung out?
Show: Yeah, unfortunately. I mean, they haven’t released me and they haven’t made any official statements yet, but our contracts are all up in December. They’d have to have us back working before then, and I don’t think it’s possible to do that.

TVGuide.com: At the end of the day, was the show too racy or not racy enough?
Show: Yes to both of those. Our numbers were not that bad, especially for the summertime. We dipped in the middle, but then we were moving up, until they changed us to Friday night. I think someone in programming got scared. I think CBS wanted to bring in a younger, different kind of audience.

TVGuide.com: Or at least they thought they wanted to.
Show: Yeah, and I think they realized that by doing that they might alienate some of their regular audience. So they got cold feet.

TVGuide.com: When you and I did that Swingtown video Q&A months ago, I joked — joked — about the CW pulling a 90210 and “rebooting” Melrose Place….
Show: [Laughs] And here it is! It all makes sense, though, doesn’t it?

TVGuide.com: I even suggested Jake as “the sage pool cleaner.” Have any exploratory phone calls come your way yet?
Show: No. I play golf with one of the executives at the CW, and I was on the 18th green and he was on the 9th. He goes, “Hey! Do you want to come on Melrose Place?” I said, “Hey, do you have $150,000 an episode?” He said no, so I go, “There’s your answer!”

TVGuide.com: The original 90210 cast seemed to be of two minds: “Count me in!” or, “Not on a bet.” Where do you fall with the new Melrose?
Show: Kind of neither. I don’t think I want to do it. I don’t think they need me. I’d just be “the old guy” on the show, and that’s not the kind of thing I want to do. If it was something other than that, maybe I would.

TVGuide.com: See, I don’t think the CW thought they’d ever need the “old” 90210 people. But once they saw that’s what got the buzz, they had to realize, “This is our bread-and-butter, not the kids.”
Show: As far as selling the show, yeah, it would help to have some of the original cast. But as far as work on a day-to-day basis, I wouldn’t want my character to be there to support a bunch of kids. That said, if there was no contract and I could go off and do anything else I wanted to do….

TVGuide.com: And maybe if Heather Locklear also came back….
Show: Yeah. [Laughs] It’s a possibility, but right now I’d have to say no. I absolutely love working with the Private Practice cast — they’re all really good actors, the writing’s fun, and I get to play this rakish cad — so I’m looking forward to doing more of that.

Private Practice Episode Recap

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Lots of love going around Private Practice this week. Not just sex, even. And with lots of sweet, sweet love comes lots of gigantic, throbbing trust issues.

Addison is looking to get it on with Officer Kevin, but he ruins the mood by saying those three little dangerous words, “I love you.” And while out with the boys at a bar, Cooper pulls the ultimate pickup score by taking Charlotte home… which both scared and impressed Sam and Pete mightily since they still didn’t know C & C are an item.

The next morning, Addison approaches Naomi (who finally says they’re back to normal – that was anti-climactic) to talk over the three-little-words moment. Naomi points out that she’s freaking out because Addison has trust issues, and Addison says it’s something wrong with Kevin… who would say the three-little-words so soon?  Pete and Sam bust in with news of Cooper’s hookup, leaving the rest of the practice freaking out, except for Violet who gets rushed by Naomi. In a kind of crazy Password gameshow stream of consciousness moment, Naomi realizes that Cooper is actually dating Charlotte. At that moment, Cooper walks in. Good morning Coop! Cooper gets weirded out that everyone knows, because that makes it “real.” Violet tells him that “real” is a good thing….

Private Practice Episode Recap

Katewalsh_privatepractice_240Addison discovers she needs $487,000 to keep the practice floating. To earn the money, they’ll open one hour earlier and one hour later plus weekend hours. they’ll also be asking everyone to take on extra duties to help generate much needed cash.

Meanwhile, it’s Jenna Day. Who’s Jenna? Why a 17-year-old married, dying girl who’s last wish is to have a baby. Jenna, her teenage husband Nick, and her parents are in a room as Naomi performs egg retrieval with Pete in the room as backup. When Addison finds out what’s happening, she isn’t behind the idea at all, arguing with Naomi and Pete that they’re creating an orphan.

Addison runs into Nick after he donates his half of the baby-making materials and they talk. She asks what he wants and what his plans are, how he’ll be involved. She asks what he wants and he pauses to think. I’m telling ya’ll it’s sabotage……Continue reading »

New Spoilers: Grey’s Anatomy/Private Practice Crossover

Exclusive: Multi-Episode Grey’s Anatomy/Private Practice Crossover Is in the Works

by Matt Mitovich, TV Guide

Private Practice‘s Kate Walsh

Talk about a delicate operation.

Sources tell TVGuide.com exclusively that ABC powerhouse Grey’s Anatomy and its spin-off, Private Practice, will be embarking on a multi-episode crossover story come February sweeps.

Though at this very early stage the number of episodes and the sum total of actors involved has yet to be nailed down, it can at least be confirmed that Kate Walsh’s Dr. Addison Montgomery will again be walking the halls of Seattle Grace, as she did for one episode last spring (several months after Private Practice made its debut).

Grey’s Anatomy is currently in its fifth season on ABC. The concept for Private Practice first emerged in the form of a back-door pilot/May 2007 episode of Grey’s in which Addison ventured to Los Angeles to catch up with gal pal Naomi (originally played by Alias‘ Merrin Dungey, but quickly recast with Audra McDonald).

Who from Seattle Grace might show their pretty face at Oceanside Wellness? When I interviewed Walsh just a few weeks ago, she cast her vote for Eric Dane’s Mark Sloan, saying, “It’d be fun to have him cause some trouble!” That said, the actual laundry list of crossing over cast members from each show, outside of Walsh, has yet to be confirmed.

Private Practice Spoilers: Tim Daly Does Not Prescribe Desk Sex

Will Pete being taking charge of Oceanside Wellness on Private Practice?
Tim Daly said “No.” “The thing about Pete is he’s very unflappable. He really does just kind of see both sides of things unless he’s taken by surprise—like he was by Addison, and by Meg to a certain extent. I think he believes that everything is going to be OK and he does his part.”  — Kristin at E!Online

Private Practice‘s Tim Daly Does Not Prescribe Desk Sex

by Matt Mitovich, TV Guide

On ABC’s Private Practice last week, new light was shed on Oceanside Wellness’ alternative-medicine man when former flame Meg popped back into his life. (They quickly picked up where they left off… right there, in his office.) What other surprises does Pete have for us? Tim Daly teases what’s to come, as well as shares a cautionary tale about the perils of desk sex. (Private Practice airs Wednesdays at 9 pm/ET.)

TVGuide.com: I have to say, it’s good to see Pete doing something with another woman these days, instead of working the Addison thing so intently.
Tim Daly:
The Addison thing, it just seemed unrealistic to me. They’re adults, so if they’re not going to get it on, move on. When you reach a certain age and two people are attracted to one another, it’s like, “This ain’t high school, so what’s the impediment? Let’s … read more

Private Practice Spoilers: “Serving Two Masters”

In the episode airing November 5, “” will see Addison trying to fix the financial troubles at Oceanside Wellness but puts the practice in jeopardy instead. A good friend of Violet’s places her in the terrible position of breaking the law to help her.

Meanwhile, Maya hopes that her parents, Sam and Naomi, are rekindling their relationship for good. A dying teenager is desperate to get pregnant through artificial insemination and the doctors are in dilemma due to the fact that they are creating an orphan.

The episode will be called “Let It Go” and aired on November 5.

Meanwhile, it has been reported that the show which has been ordered for a full second season will bring in ‘s husband, Alexis Denisof for an episode. He will play a character named Rudy who is expecting two children from two different mothers in “Serving Two Masters”, airing November 19. — Ace Showbiz

Private Practice Episode Recap

Addison and the other doctors stage an intervention to get Naomi and Sam back together as leaders of Oceanside…  and Addison is the ringleader because a happy Naomi is a Addison-friendly Naomi. Very sneaky, sis. They all round Naomi and Sam up and make them sit in the conference room until they can agree to be partners again. We also learn that Addison and Officer Kevin haven’t had sex yet. No wonder Addison is so tense lately…. Continue reading »

Private Practice Spoilers: KaDee Strickland Shares Her Sexy Secrets

Private Practice‘s KaDee Strickland Shares Her Sexy Secrets

To put it simply, Private Practice‘s KaDee Strickland never saw it coming. Yet here her stern Charlotte is, falling into something ever-so-slightly resembling (gulp) love with Paul Adelstein’s Cooper. What’s beneath the good doc’s steely exterior? (Other than naughty lingerie, if that?) Strickland shared a peek at Charlotte’s inner demons, then teases an emotional medical story to come. (ABC’s Private Practice airs Wednesdays at 9 pm/ET/)

TVGuide.com: First things first: Can you set the record straight on the Private Practice publicity stills? You’re standing in front a wall of rocks, right? And not a wall of potatoes?
KaDee Strickland:
That is true. [Laughs] But that’s hilarious, it does look like a bunch of potatoes. You’re not a liar.

TVGuide.com: It never dawned on me until we ran Chris Lowell’s photo the other day and one of our readers pointed it out. “Why is he standing in front of potatoes?”
Strickland:
Because we’re in hard times over there at Oceanside Wellness…. It was actually pretty beautiful, the set-up. Our pictures came out great, but I want you to know that you just ruined it for me. I’ll never be the same again.

TVGuide.com: Charlotte seems a wee less shrill this season.
Strickland:
Well, one can hope! After all, she’s got somebody trying to steal her heart. And it’s kinda looking like it’s working some!

TVGuide.com: She originally came across as a character simply designed to be the thorn in everyone else’s side. But I think they’ve worked her in better this season.
Strickland:
I completely agree. I think that’s what [Private Practice creator] Shonda [Rhimes] and the writers always sought for her, without even telling me where it was going. I clearly never saw the Cooper thing coming. I knew from what I had learned of Shonda’s writing for Grey’s that I would eventually get some justification for why I’m a kick in the pants. It’s wonderful to have layers get peeled off. She’s a Southern girl, and us Southern folks tend to have a lot of Southern gothic strangeness behind us. [Laughs]

TVGuide.com: Has it been spelled out why Charlotte is the way she is?
Strickland:
It will be revealed in due time. The writers really took it home on that one. For me to act, it was quite wonderful.

TVGuide.com: Did you ever have any idea that Charlotte possessed such a voracious sexual appetite?
Strickland:
Oh, honey, when you sign on to play a chief of staff, you have no idea this is going to be in her back pocket. Then again, this is Shondaland, where you should anticipate anything to be possible.

TVGuide.com: Paul Adelstein told me you’ve been a pretty good sport about the assorted get-ups Charlotte has had to wear in the name of… lust.
Strickland:
Let me tell you something – it’s definitely not my comfort zone, and yet it’s such a kick. There’s always good humor attached, especially when the other person on the other end of the screen is Paul. But beyond that, there’s a sheer ridiculousness when you first read the script and have that moment where you might perhaps blush, because your mother and father are going to be watching…. I’m in bondage in the next episode, and my mother is like, “I don’t understand why they put you in that!” She gets very affected.

TVGuide.com: Kate Walsh is getting fitted for DVF while you’re trying on vinyl.
Strickland:
Let me tell you something. In “that” whole world, I don’t know how anybody can even get to business. There’s lube and latex…. I literally didn’t have circulation in my arms. It was bizarre. But hey, that’s part of the fun of being an actor – you get to learn new things all the time.

TVGuide.com: Can you tease any cool medical cases to watch out for in upcoming episodes?
Strickland:
Honey, there are so many, but one in particular was so incredibly touching to me. There’s a young boy who’s life is at stake, and this kid that we worked with was so extraordinary. Bless him, he had to have the trach tube put in his mouth, and you could not find a more graceful, well-behaved child. At the end of the day, we got him an In-N-Out burger, because that’s what he loves!

TVGuide.com: I’ll play a sick kid if it gets me free In-N-Out burgers!
Strickland:
You could get it with everything on it, if you so chose! But that case for me was particularly moving. I’m always fascinated by what we come up with in terms of fertility and allowing people to make choices about that. There’s a lot of stuff going on this season. It gets bloody, it gets funny, it gets juicy….

TVGuide.com: And then Cooper and Charlotte walk down the aisle in the season finale.
Strickland:
Well, we’ll see. Stranger things have happened in Shondaland, certainly!

Private Practice Spoilers: Kate Walsh Interviews!

Private Practice: Kate Walsh Dishes on What’s Ahead

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Don’t look now but the Addy and Pete love triangle just became a bona fide square on Private Practice. (Which was just picked up for a full second season, FYI).

Sources tell me Pete (Tim Daly) has a new love interest who’s coming on board.

TV Guide: Kate Walsh: Aggressive and Fabulous Addison Is Back!

Is ABC’s Private Practice — which just had its back nine episodes picked up, for a full second season — more robust with romance and drama than ever? Kate Walsh sure thinks so. TVGuide.com invited the actress to diagnose the show as it enters its second season, take a temperature reading on Addison’s latest romance, and reveal the Grey’s Anatomy character she’d love to see stop by and “cause some trouble.” Also, check out our new video Q&A with Chris Lowell (Dell).

TVGuide.com: Did [Private Practice creator] Shonda Rhimes have any discussion with you at the end of Season 1 about what was working and what could be better?Kate Walsh: The great thing about Shonda is she has many, many gifts, and one of them is that even if she has a storyline arced out for the whole season for every character, she also watches the episodes and she’ll see organically what comes about. She’ll take note of things she might not have anticipated with characters or story, and start writing toward those things. Or, she’ll have epiphanies in the middle of the night and go, “A-ha, this is where we’re going to go!” In that sense, we never really know as actors where we’re going, but it keeps things very fresh.

TVGuide.com: I, for one, definitely welcome the return of Addison, Headstrong Surgeon Extraordinaire.
Walsh: Yes! It’s funny because when I went back to Grey’s last year for that [crossover] episode, it was really fun to go back and be Addison — the archetype of a strong female attending surgeon. I was more easily identifiable on Grey’s because you have all these interns running around, like kids, and then you have the few attendings, the “parents.” It was a totally different dynamic on Private Practice when we first started. We were veering a little more toward comedy, because that’s one of my strengths and Shonda wanted to write toward that. But it was a conscious decision to bring Addison’s strength back. This season that vulnerability and fallibility will contrast with the professional, alpha, aggressive, hipper and fabulous Addison. [Laughs]

TVGuide.com: To that end, I understand Charlotte will try to woo Addison to work at St. Ambrose, with the promise of more surgeries?
Walsh: Yeah. I kind of pitched that last year: Wouldn’t it be fun if Addison went on a surgery binge? So they wrote this great episode where Charlotte tries to woo her.

TVGuide.com: And next week, Addison takes a stab at fixing the practice’s financial problem. Um, how does that go?
Walsh: Well, you’ll see! [Laughs] It takes a definite twist and some turns. The great thing about Shonda and her writers is she’s not afraid to move through story and pack a lot in each episode. It’s fun to see how that turns out.

TVGuide.com: But it’s safe to say she’s a better surgeon than bookkeeper?
Walsh: Maybe! Although who knows? She is, after all, “double-board certified in neonatal” and she excels in other numerous areas, she bakes a mean soufflé….

TVGuide.com: How excited are you to flesh out Addison’s family with the casting of Grant Show (as her brother)?
Walsh: It’s thrilling. I love Grant, and we found a great dynamic between brother and sister. I look forward to seeing where that goes. [Thus far, Show is slated for two episodes, starting in late November.] It was just fun to play with someone whose work you’ve seen but you’ve never gotten to work with them. It’s always been a strength of Shonda’s that just when you think you know Bailey or Addison or Derek, some other little thing erupts and you’re like, “Oh!” This gives me a whole other side to play.

TVGuide.com: Do Naomi, Violet or Charlotte take a particular shine to Grant’s character?
Walsh: Oh, I think everybody does — how can you not? He’s handsome and charming! [Laughs]

TVGuide.com: Is what Addison has brewing with SWAT guy Kevin the “real deal,” or does she simply think it might be?
Walsh: That’s what were going to explore. It’s always hard to know if something is the real deal or just something you want badly. It’s a journey.

TVGuide.com: Which character from Grey’s would you like to see pay a visit? Who would it be fun to play with in the new sandbox?
Walsh: Anybody. But I’d love to see [Eric Dane’s] Mark Sloan. I mean, he’s a plastic surgeon after all. Shouldn’t he be in L.A. for a little bit? [Laughs] It’d be fun to have him cause some trouble!

Private Practice Spoilers: Dell to Woo a Baby Mama? Everwood Alum Sarah Drew!

Chris Lowell recently previewed to TV Guide what’s ahead for Private Practice‘s William “Dell” Parker. For one thing, look for Oceanside Wellness’ soon-to-return office manager/nurse to strike a spark with a mom-to-be played by Everwood alumna Sarah Drew.

Lowell also shares with us Dell’s latest take on the not-gonna-be-with-Naomi situation, and teases the big adventures in “midwifery” to come. Check it out at this link.

read more at TV Guide

Private Practive Episode Recap

Katewalsh_privatepractice_240We open this episode with all sorts of lovin’. Sam and Naomi are getting it on, followed in short order by Sam talking business with Naomi before she’s even cooled down. Sam needs to work on his après-sex chit chat. Pete and Addison are at the gym working out their own frustrations – Addison’s with Officer Kevin and the embarrassing voicemail as well as missing Naomi, and Pete’s feeling old after sleeping with Jody the Temp. Cooper and Charlotte (with the on-again/off-again Southern accent decidedly on) are in the bath, and Cooper is discussing how he feels he’s a marginalized drag on the practice. Well, isn’t everyone in their own special way?….READ FULL RECAP

New Private Practice Spoilers & Scoop!

24 fans should be glad to “spy” Leslie Hope in the Oct. 22 episode.

Is Dell gone for good?: Depends on what you mean by “gone.” Gone from Oceanside Wellness? I now shall emulate a certain governor and ignore your question to instead tease my upcoming video of Chris Lowell talking all about Dell’s possible (and pregnant!) new love interest. — TV Guide

Paul Adelstein: Private Practice Prescribes Juicier Drama

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With its Season 2 premiere, ABC’s Private Practice “grew up” a bit, eschewing flighty romances for bigger drama punctuated by ethical dilemmas. Paul Adelstein promises more of the same, while also previewing what’s ahead for Cooper and his strange romance. Plus: Is Prison Break‘s Kellerman alive?

TVGuide.com: It’s so good to see the show back….
Paul Adelstein:
It’s nice to have it back.

TVGuide.com: The gang was a little rough there on Naomi, at the end of the premiere.
Adelstein:
Hey, man, she left us all high and dry! Although in her defense, we probably should have been paying a little more attention. [Laughs]

TVGuide.com: Apparently one and only one partner had their eye on the ledger.
Adelstein:
And the rest of us were in the kitchen snacking when we should have been seeing patients.

TVGuide.com: Is that one of the themes this season, that we’ll get a bit more into the business of the practice, versus pretty people just flitting around and flirting?
Adelstein:
That’s a major thing, that the practice itself is in trouble. We have a high-concept idea of what the practice should do, but that butts heads with the financial realities of keeping a business afloat. So there are some splits in the ranks about how we should proceed. On top of that, [series and Grey’s Anatomy creator] Shonda [Rhimes] has added a lot of issues of medical ethics that aren’t so black-and-white.

TVGuide.com: In that one case from last week, is that the real deal, that an underage kid’s parents can keep him from knowing he has HIV?
Adelstein:
That was based on a real case that a doctor brought to the writers. That is a case in which you would have doctor-patient confidentiality on both sides. There are more cases along those lines coming up. There’s an episode that deals with a lot of issues surrounding abortion, there’s euthanasia…. a lot of medical decisions that aren’t cut-and-dry, but are very important.

TVGuide.com: On the lighter side, Cooper and Charlotte have been going to some very amorous places. Who has more trouble “going there” for those scenes, you or KaDee Strickland?
Adelstein:
Well… I wouldn’t say either one of us has “trouble,” but you will see this week that KaDee has to don some rather… “interesting” outfits. She has to be a better sport than I, let’s put it that way. [Laughs] I’m in my jeans and T-shirt and she has to… well, you’ll see.

TVGuide.com: Dare I say that things between the two of them might get more real?
Adelstein:
Yes. Cooper has decided that he wants to give it a go and have an adult relationship for the first time in his life.

TVGuide.com: But at what expense to his friendship with Violet?
Adelstein:
That’s a good question. Again, him not having been in an adult relationship before, I don’t think he knows how to handle that exactly – and that comes to a head pretty quickly.

TVGuide.com: Has Violet put two and two together to deduce that he’s seeing Charlotte?
Adelstein:
She knows that he’s involved with somebody, given the changes in his behavior. But Cooper is unwilling to fess up to that.

Private Practice: Episode Recap

Tayediggs_privatepractice_240_3 Out with the old, and in with the new. With Addison’s help, Sam is now large and in charge of Oceanside on Private Practice. He’s taken over, running it more like a business, and less like a touchy-feely practice, much to Violet’s dismay. And Naomi is letting them do it their way, but she’s cut them out of her life. This isn’t going to go well.

Our dear Addison, who can’t have it both ways, is missing her best friend and sounding board. She constantly tries to get Naomi to talk, mostly about Officer Kevin, who hasn’t called, but Naomi is remaining “professional and courteous.”….READ FULL RECAP

New Private Practice Spoilers!

Addison’s (Kate Walsh) rejection does not go over so well—Pete’s (Tim Daly) reaction involves grabbin’ Violet’s (Amy Brenneman) booty in the next episode. Also, the docs are stressing that they can’t find new clients to come into the Wellness Center. — Kristin at E!Online

Private Practice Spoilers & Preview

Preview for “Equal and Opposite”

Season 2 Episode Listing

Episode 2.02 : Equal and Opposite Episode Premiere : October 08, 2008

Episode 2.03 : Episode 3 Episode Premiere : October 22, 2008

Episode 2.04 : Past Tense Episode Premiere : October 29, 2008

Episode 2.05 : Let It Go Episode Premiere : November 05, 2008

Episode 2.06 : Serving Two Masters Episode Premiere : November 19, 2008

Private Practice Episode Recap

Katewalsh_privatepractice_240The opening montage reaquaints us with our players, shooting scenes for a talky feel-good commercial for Oceanside (slogan: “Our family takes care of your family”) interspersed with their own weaknesses and foibles – Naomi and candy, Addison and purses (Officer Kevin hasn’t called recently, it seems), Violet being avoided by Cooper, who is still all about Charlotte, and Pete and Sam both trying to talk themselves into doing something other than watching Sportscenter. The commercial looks pricey, and the doctors wonder if they’re still going to be getting their yearly bonus checks…. READ FULL RECAP

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