Private Practice Episodes

2007, TV Show

Private Practice Episode: "In Which Sam Gets Taken for a Ride"

Season 1, Episode 7
Episode Synopsis: While Sam is off on a dangerous house call, love---or at least sex---is in the air at Oceanside Wellness Center: Pete and Addison decide to take their relationship to the next level, and Violet enters into a friends-with-benefits pact with Cooper.
Original Air Date: Nov 15, 2007
Guest Cast Sprague Grayden: Susan Rusty Schwimmer: Ashley Sara Gilbert: Kelly Elden Henson
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Season 1, Episode 7
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Length: 43:03
Aired: 11/14/2007
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"In Which Sam Gets Taken for a Ride" Season 1, Episode 7

If there's one thing I can say about this show, it's that they get some fantastic guest stars. Christopher from Gilmore Girls and, my personal fave, Darlene Connor. With a gun. In the convenience store. But I'll get to that. My first priority is to cover the sex that went on and the sex that didn't. Cooper and Violet - did anyone think that was really going to happen? I'll be honest and say I thought it was going to be Violet who chickened out, but I like how it worked out. I thought Cooper was going to confess his love for her right there in his Skivvies! The dynamic between these two is more intriguing to me than Pete and Addison. There is a lot going on there and I hope it continues to unfold in these awkward ways. Pete and Addison - I was glad that didn't happen. It was way too soon for them to take it to that level. Early in the show, I wondered where their relationship would go if they did the deed at this point. I couldn't figure it out, but I knew it didn't make me happy. After that emotional birth they went through with the widow, who could think about sex anyway? I felt bad for the widow and it was great of Addison to step up and comfort her, but did she really need to get into the birthing pool with her? With all the amniotic fluid, blood and fecal matter? And then she walked around with the baby in her soaking wet poopy pants! What in the hell got into her? Not Pete, that's for sure. He bailed on her - I didn't see that coming. He's obviously more damaged than I thought. Maybe it will be a long, hard road for those two after all. Sam and Naomi had some "I almost lost you" sex. That was hot! There is still some major chemistry between those two. Obviously, being held at gunpoint by a pregnant Sara Gilbert makes you frisky. I thought the whole hostage situation was a bit flimsy though. Sara and the convenience-store clerk/babydaddy didn't look like two broke people to me. There wasn't enough detail for me to believe she needed money badly enough to rob his store because he left her. I sensed her despair over being abandoned, but his willingness to help the baby was so evident I can't believe that was the first time he told her that. I love to overanalyze, as you can tell. Side note: Someone get Sara Gilbert a sitcom/drama of her own. I mean other than The Big Bang Theory. She's been in the background of shows for too long (ahem, ER). Sara Gilbert is a great actress. The woman with the four boys definitely has her hands full, but they wrapped that storyline up way too quickly. Do they honestly expect me to believe her immature husband miraculously grew up because his wife said so? He'll be burping and playing Xbox in no time. That subplot really fell flat. All in all it was a good episode, lots of personal drama. I hope we haven't seen the last of the cop who asked Addison out - David Sutcliffe is supercute and one of the reasons I loved Gilmore Girls so much. I can't believe she said no! What a fool! I'll end this recap with one very important question: What else do you think is in the Dell vault? Ah, possibilities! See you next week. For more Private Practice , check out our Online Video Guide . show less
If there's one thing I can say about this show, it's that they get some fantastic guest stars. Christopher from Gilmore Girls and, my personal fave, Darlene Connor. With a gun. In the convenience store.But I'll get to that. My first priority is to cover the sex that went on and the sex that didn't. Cooper and Violet — did anyone think that was really going to happen? I'll be honest and say I thought it was going to be Violet who chickened out, but I like how it worked out. I thought Cooper was going to confess his love for her right there in his Skivvies! The dynamic between these two is more intriguing to me than Pete and Addison. There is a lot going on there and I hope it continues to unfold in these awkward ways.Pete and Addison — I was glad that didn't happen. It was way too soon for them to take it to that level. Early in the show, I wondered where their relationship would go if they did the deed at this point. I couldn't figure it out, but I knew it didn't make me h... 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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