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Private Practice Episode: "In Which We Meet Addison, a Nice Girl From Somewhere Else"

Season 1, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: In the series opener, Addison begins work at L.A.'s Oceanside Wellness Clinic. Trouble is, her old friend Naomi Bennett (Audra McDonald), a fertility specialist, hired her without telling the other Oceanside doctors. And they aren't happy about it. Meanwhile, a teen develops complications during labor; and a wife and a girlfriend both want a donor's sperm after his sudden death.
Original Air Date: Sep 26, 2007
Guest Cast Stacy Edwards: Maria Bruce Nozick: Bill Moon Zappa: Jenny Marcella Lentz-Pope: Lucy James Pickens Jr.: Richard Webber Rebecca Mader: Leslie
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Season 1, Episode 1
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Length: 43:06
Aired: 9/26/2007
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"In Which We Meet Addison, a Nice Girl from Somewhere Else" Season 1, Episode 1

Thank God my anticipation for this show didn't ruin the first episode for me. I was afraid I put a hex on the show by hyping it so much in my head. Sure, at first I wanted Addison to stay in Seattle and in Karev's arms, but I think I'm going to like her "one-man gyne show" in L.A.! I didn't think I was going to laugh when Sam saw Addison naked because it had been all over the commercials, but I did. She did the robot! Anyone doing the robot is hilarious, at least in my book. Overall, I felt this show had a different vibe than Grey's Anatomy. I liked that it was not set in a hospital and the conversations and issues were more grown-up and less petty. Don't get me wrong, I love my Grey's, but this new dynamic was refreshing. But, of course, it did mimic the wacky medical situations that seem to come out of nowhere. Addison will be delivering a three-headed baby in no time! I enjoyed the intense relationships that already exist between the characters and look forward to the new ones that are developing. Naomi and Sam still love one another, and their work relationship will make for some great drama throughout the course of the show. No matter what, they seem to have each other's backs. I also found the friendship between Addison and Naomi interesting. I sympathized with Naomi when she confessed to Addison that she needed a "someone." I wondered if the fact that they hadn't spoken for so long would play a part in the show at all. Could they really pick up where they left off when so much has changed in their lives? Well, so far, so good on that front. So did Pete really think Addison moved to L.A. because he kissed her? Or was he just being flirty with her? I'd move to L.A. if Tim Daly kissed me. I'd move to L.A. to dance a naked robot for Taye Diggs, too. OK, maybe not. The point is that Addison seemed to have good chemistry with both of these guys. Could a Sam/Addison pairing ever happen? Despite the almost unreal medical situations, the mini-stories in tonight's episode weren't completely ridiculous. I liked how Violet and Cooper teamed up to help Crazy Counter get to the bottom of her problem. Addison and Pete kicked butt and took names with the teenage mom, and Naomi and Sam managed to get a dead guy's widow to give permission to take his sperm so the dead guy's mistress could have his baby. Phew! Well I'm happy, but how about you? Do you think this spin-off will go the way of Melrose Place or Joey? And how do you feel about the new Naomi, played by Audra McDonald? Just a few things to chat about during the long week ahead until the next episode. See you then! For more Private Practice, check out our Online Video Guide. show less
Thank God my anticipation for this show didn't ruin the first episode for me. I was afraid I put a hex on the show by hyping it so much in my head. Sure, at first I wanted Addison to stay in Seattle and in Karev's arms, but I think I'm going to like her "one-man gyne show" in L.A.!I didn't think I was going to laugh when Sam saw Addison naked because it had been all over the commercials, but I did. She did the robot! Anyone doing the robot is hilarious, at least in my book.Overall, I felt this show had a different vibe than Grey's Anatomy. I liked that it was not set in a hospital and the conversations and issues were more grown-up and less petty. Don't get me wrong, I love my Grey's, but this new dynamic was refreshing. But, of course, it did mimic the wacky medical situations that seem to come out of nowhere. Addison will be delivering a three-headed baby in no time!I enjoyed the intense relationships that already exist between the characters and look forward to the new ones that ... read more

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Premiered: September 26, 2007, on ABC
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: A 'Grey's Anatomy' spin-off focusing on neonatal surgeon Addison Forbes Montgomery, who left Seattle Grace and moved to L.A., where she practices at (and owns) the upscale Oceanside Wellness Center. Colleagues include her boyfriend, Dr. Sam Bennett; pediatrician Cooper Freedman and sexlogist Charlotte King, who are married to each other, as are psychiatrist Violet Turner and alternative-medicine specialist Pete Wilder; and Amelia Shepherd, the sister of Addison's former Seattle colleague Derek.

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