Private Practice Season 3

Its fate looked uncertain when it was on Wednesday, but Private Practice showed improvement when it moved after Grey’s Anatomy. ABC has picked it up for season 3.

“Private Practice” stars Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery, Tim Daly as Dr. Pete Wilder, Audra McDonald as Dr. Naomi Bennett, Paul Adelstein as Dr. Cooper Freedman, KaDee Strickland as Dr. Charlotte King, Chris Lowell as William Dell Parker, with Taye Diggs as Dr. Sam Bennett and Amy Brenneman as Dr. Violet Turner.

“Private Practice” was created and is executive-produced by Shonda Rhimes. Betsy Beers, Mark Gordon, Mark Tinker, Jon Cowan and Robert Rovner are executive producers. “Private Practice” is an ABC Studios Production.

Private Practice Season 1, Episode 8: “In Which Cooper Finds a Port in his Storm”

On last week’s episode, Pete stood up Addison on a date, Cooper turned down Violet, then Sam and Naomi got it on. This week’s episode continues the story. It’s the next morning and obviously, everyone’s acting a bit weird. Of course, except Dell who has no idea of what’s going on.

As low as her self esteem may be right now, Addison gets a well-deserved ego boost from a cute guy when he flirts with her in a coffee shop. She then informs Pete that her relationship with him has been downgraded to simply “acquaintance”. In the meantime, Naomi and Sam are still giddy from their experience last night, but they both agreed that it was just a mistake.

The priest, Father Mark summons Naomi and Sam to the convent, wherein a mysterious illness is keeping nuns in bed. As it turns out, the place is infected with typhoid. The question is, who brought the disease into the convent?

Back at the clinic, Violet is treating Addison’s admirer, Carl, who nervously refrains from any comments as Addison agrees and goes on a date with him. Although Pete becomes jealous, he did not refrain from commenting about Carl, but Addy just blows him off. Unfortunately, Carl has a weird and yucky compulsion wherein he literally sticks things up his butt (as seen when Violet gets called into the ER and Addison loses one of her shoes).

Charlotte King gets all of the crew involved with “Safe Surrender”, a program that rescues newborn babies from their birth moms that want to give them up. As Addison and Pete works on the hot line together, they picked up a newborn baby girl from a teen mom. Of course, knowing that Addison wants to have a baby of her own, she gets very attached to the baby, even naming the baby as “Batgirl”.Unfortunately, the mother comes back for Batgirl eventually. To make things worst, Addison and Pete gets a call and rushes to a park where they are faced with an abandoned baby that they cannot resuscitate. Addy gives up thinking it’s not just her day.

Cooper tries to reestablish his relationship with Violet, but fails again and again. He then turns to online dating and sets up a “rendezvous” with Charlotte. However, when Charlotte finds out that Cooper is her date, she is deeply horrified and hurriedly runs off. At the Oceanside office the next day, the two see each other and Coop asks Charlotte out for a drink, promising to her that “no sex” involved. Having said this, the two had the urge to immediately fall into bed.

In the meantime, Naomi and Sam figured out who infected the nuns at the convent. As it turns out, Father Mark is a typhoid carrier and was a really close friend of the sick Sister Virginia.  The two finds Father Mark’s friendship with Sister Virginia touching and takes the experience back to Sam’s house.

Addison, having a not-so-lucky day, drops by Sam’s place, looking for someone to talk to. She tells him that she tried calling Naomi, but got no answer. As soon as Naomi walks out wearing Sam’s robe, Addy immediately burst into tears and Naomi stayed with her to talk about their day.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another recap of Private Practice episode 9, which airs Wednesday at 9pm on ABC.

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