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Private Practice Episode: "In Which Charlotte Goes Down the Rabbit Hole"

Season 1, Episode 6
Episode Synopsis: Charlotte asks Pete to treat her insomnia; Naomi goes on her first date since college; Cooper suspects that his patient's injuries aren't accidental; and a patient asks Addison and Naomi to conceal her fertility from her husband.
Original Air Date: Nov 1, 2007
Guest Cast Corey Reynolds: Ray Holliston Coleman: Tess Kimberly Elise: Angie Sheila Shaw: Social Worker Valerie Mahaffey: Marilyn Elizabeth Payne: Judge Bellamy Young: Kathy
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Season 1, Episode 6
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Length: 43:08
Aired: 10/31/2007
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"In Which Charlotte Goes Down the Rabbit Hole" Season 1, Episode 6

Guest blogger Matt Mitovich here, and this is your Private Practice recap! I know, some of you are like, "But Matt disses PP on the weekly podcast. Infidel!" But those who truly listen to the podcast know that I give the show props where they are due - and this week's episode was one of the best yet. Really. I heart Paul Adelstein as much as a guy with a wife and kids can. I'm about 90 percent there in forgetting what a louse he played on Prison Break, and it's all due to his great work here. Such layers and pathos. Having been an ER fan since Day 1 (and also a Grey's enthusiast), I have seen more than my share of "Is the child being abused?" mysteries, but this one still rang fresh (and threw in a hint of dimension to Chris Lowell's character, to boot). I wasn't wild about the young girl actress at first, but damn if she didn't sell me on the "Why can't Mom's pain be mine?" thinking. In the end, Coop did what was right, and then washed away any guilt by getting "very drunk" at Addison's. Coop's storyline also pushed along his "thing" with Violet, which can only be good in my book. Oh, how I am 'shipping them. (Do they have a couple name yet? "Coopet"?) I actually just got done editing TVGuide.com's November Sweeps Preview special, and there is goooood stuff ahead for... Vooper. From where I sit, they are PP's big root-for couple. OK, here's a PP weakness: shoe-horning Charlotte into the Oceanside orbit by any means possible. If she loathes this group of quacks so much, no matter how bad her insomnia is, would she seek treatment there? Methinks the end game here is to make her the obstacle for Addison-Pete. Pete wants fun, Addison wants A Ring and Children, but Charlotte could use a bedmate - and she did like Pete's hands on her. I could be wrong, but that Paddison kiss last night seemed too much too soon to not get waylaid by an interloper. The other case-of-the-week, with the wife lying to her husband about her motherhood plans, took some interesting turns - and was a great excuse to see The Closer's Corey Reynolds and Close to Home's Kimberly Elise - though I was suspecting, when the wife revealed her disease to Naomi and Addison, that she was snowing 'em to get them on board the big lie. That would have been a nice, dark twist. But I suspect the show feels it's too early on to get too cynical with its stories. I also fear that every single week will present a "want to be pregnant" case that will further wind Addison's biological clock. Not that I begrudge her want, but realistically, will the show make her a mom anytime soon in its existence? Maybe three seasons in, when it needs the boost. But to keep hinting at it and playing that card and having Ad' yammer on about it to every passing acquaintance... just seems a bit odd. show less
Guest blogger Matt Mitovich here, and this is your Private Practice recap!I know, some of you are like, "But Matt disses PP on the weekly podcast. Infidel!" But those who truly listen to the podcast know that I give the show props where they are due — and this week's episode was one of the best yet. Really.I heart Paul Adelstein as much as a guy with a wife and kids can. I'm about 90 percent there in forgetting what a louse he played on Prison Break, and it's all due to his great work here. Such layers and pathos. Having been an ER fan since Day 1 (and also a Grey's enthusiast), I have seen more than my share of "Is the child being abused?" mysteries, but this one still rang fresh (and threw in a hint of dimension to Chris Lowell's character, to boot). I wasn't wild about the young girl actress at first, but damn if she didn't sell me on the "Why can't Mom's pain be mine?" thinking. In the end, Coop did what was right, and then washed away any guilt by getting "very drunk" at A... 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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