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2007, TV Show

Private Practice Episode: "In Which Addison Finds a Showerhead"

Season 1, Episode 5
Episode Synopsis: Addison can't stop thinking of Pete, despite being encouraged to channel her energies elsewhere; Allan, Violet's ex, visits the clinic, and Cooper is not happy to see him; and Naomi and Sam's daughter Maya seeks Addison's medical advice without telling her parents.
Original Air Date: Oct 24, 2007
Guest Cast Hannah Marks: Ruby Gordon Clapp: Coach Mike Amy Stewart: Beth Burton David Newsom: John Burton Bellamy Young: Kathy Brett Cullen: Allen
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Season 1, Episode 5
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Length: 43:00
Aired: 10/24/2007
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"In Which Addison Finds a Showerhead" Season 1, Episode 5

News flash: Women in Connecticut don't pleasure themselves! OK, maybe just Addison. But since she's just a character on a television show, I guess I should take back the above generalization. How funny was Violet's William Jefferson Clinton fantasy? Of all people! It just goes to show you, all women have something or someone that gets their motor going. I'm a Milo Ventimiglia kind of gal myself and his Heroes superpowers definitely add a fun element to my daydreams. Who is your fantasy man? Post below and share with us all! It was kind of nice that Addison and Pete were open about their mutual attraction to one another and we almost saw a kiss. Addison was good - for now - and walked out with a nice mental image to take home to her showerhead: cowboy/gladiator Tim Daly. I liked that thought! We even got to see a glimpse when he socked the runner's coach in the face! Well deserved. Now I was not blessed with a remarkable physical talent like running or walking briskly but I understood Nicole's desperation to achieve her dream. If I were her, maybe I would have taken that "snake oil," too. Sadly, the coach she trusted was just as desperate as she was to succeed and jeopardized her health so she could compete. Now she can never compete again. Cooper actually showed signs of maturity tonight. In the first few episodes he came off as a player with no common sense, but the character has grown. I thought he handled the Violet/Alan situation very well. He voiced his concerns and gave some tough love to Violet when she needed it. He was right to tell her he was done being there for her if she was just going to keep setting herself up for failure with Alan. I was glad it didn't take her long to see that she was back in the same old cycle and patched things up with Cooper. He so loves her. Awww! Up until tonight, I didn't realize there was a drug used with Katrina victims that helped lessen the fear of their traumatic experiences. I find that scary. Obviously the victims need all the help they can get to cope but I hope they aren't used unless it is an extreme circumstance. Messing with the mind can be a dangerous thing. On the other hand, if something traumatic happened to me, I'm not sure if I'd be able to deal with it. It's very sad that there is a need for those kinds of drugs. Did anyone else think Sam's patient was a victim of spousal abuse up until the end? I don't know why but something didn't feel right about that situation. At the end when I realized she really was attacked by a stranger, I couldn't help but think the storyline fell flat. It was certainly a terrible ordeal but her desperation to use drugs to help her forget so her husband could feel better about leaving her alone felt unreal to me. But I've never been in a situation like that so what do I know? I just thought they could have found a better storyline to go along with the use for those drugs. I hope I'm not the only one who was fooled by Maya and her friend, Ruby. Bravo, writers. I must be getting old but when Maya said she wasn't a kid anymore, I wanted to scream! I remember what it's like to feel that at 13. Now I know how wrong I really was. It's a shame that their immaturity hindered them from recognizing a dangerous situation. Addison said Ruby's gonorrhea was advanced so she must have been sick for a long time. It probably even contributed to her ectopic pregnancy. Why is it still so hard for children to go to their parents about sex? Why is it hard for parents to talk to their kids about sex? I think this storyline is an example of why we need to, no matter what your moral standpoint is on the issue. It is possible to arm kids with the knowledge they need to make sure they don't end up in a situation like this and still advocate abstinence if that is your personal belief. If it's on TV, I'm sure there is a parent out there who has had to deal with a problem like Ruby's. Let's not let it be you! If you were Naomi, what would you have said to Addison? Part of me understood why Naomi was furious that Addison didn't come to her when she thought it was Maya who was having sex. Then I remembered what Cooper said about confidentiality laws. That's a tough call. I think I would have kept the secret and tried to help her get back on track. As a former teenager, I know I listened to licensed professionals more than my own mother (sorry Mom!). Still, Addison was right to suggest that Naomi talk to Maya about sex. It also made a good topic for a Sam/Naomi scene in which they realized they were neglecting the sex talk. I'm sure many great parents find themselves in similar situations. Wow, this show is bringing up some great topics! Teen sex, homosexuality, self love, happy paps... how great was that? I'd hate to burst Dell's bubble, but since he's not a woman, he could never know that there is no such thing as a happy pap. I look forward to seeing more of his "gynergy" in the future. Now there is a made-up word worthy to stand next to vajajay! Watch clips of Private Practice in our Online Video Guide. show less
News flash: Women in Connecticut don't pleasure themselves! OK, maybe just Addison. But since she's just a character on a television show, I guess I should take back the above generalization.How funny was Violet's William Jefferson Clinton fantasy? Of all people! It just goes to show you, all women have something or someone that gets their motor going. I'm a Milo Ventimiglia kind of gal myself and his Heroes superpowers definitely add a fun element to my daydreams. Who is your fantasy man? Post below and share with us all! It was kind of nice that Addison and Pete were open about their mutual attraction to one another and we almost saw a kiss. Addison was good — for now — and walked out with a nice mental image to take home to her showerhead: cowboy/gladiator Tim Daly. I liked that thought! We even got to see a glimpse when he socked the runner's coach in the face! Well deserved. Now I was not blessed with a remarkable physical talent like running or walking briskly but I ... 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 sexologist 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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