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PRIVATE PRACTICE Recap: In Which Addison Finds a Showerhead

October 25, 2007 by  

It was late and I was bleary-eyed but I did catch PRIVATE PRACTICE late night last night (or should I say early this morning). But guest recapper, kwiggle did all the heavy lifting for this one – I just had to throw in my 2 cents every now and again. Share your two cents in the comments.

Title: “In Which Addison Finds a Showerhead”
Original Airdate: 10.24.07
GMMR Guest Recapper: kwiggle

Addison’s been fantasizing about Pete, and can’t seem to stop.  Naomi thinks that a professional like Violet will be able to help.  Violet suggests that Addison just needs to use her fantasies of Pete to help “scratch the itch” (and if you’re not following these metaphors then (a) you’re probably too young to be reading this and (b) too young to be watching PRIVATE PRACTICE in the first place).   Addison drops the bomb on Naomi and Violet about how she doesn’t “do that”. Yeah right.

Even though it seems that all these doctors do is stand around and talk about the sex they’re not having, they do actually have patients.  Let’s see who stopped by the practice last night.

Fantasy Pete has a female athlete who presents with cold symptoms. She ends up having bronchial spasms and needs steroids to get it under control which would ruin her chances of going to the Olympics, so she declines and leaves. Pete can’t get ahold of her coach so he goes to see him at the meet. The girl collapses and when brought to the hospital, drugs are found in her system. The coach had taken matters into his own hands and found a doctor that would help the girl out. Now, she may never run again and Pete punches the coach out. Dell has his first chance at female exams. His first attempt was an unhappy pap. His second attempt, the girl was much to willing to be touched by a young, handsome male. On his third try, an older woman didn’t want someone as young as Dell checking out her Lady Town.  Poor Dell has had enough and finally stands up for himself and his abilities. Let the boy do a Happy Pap…he’s capable. (Note from GMMR: sorry, but I’m siding with girl #2 here…a guy as hot as Dell – yeah, NO!)

Sam’s patient is a woman that was attacked by a burglar in her own home while her husband was away. She wants a drug that will allow her to forget the experience and Violet is brought in for a psych consult. Being a woman and a mother, the victim was more concerned about how her husband was going to deal with her attack.  She was being brave, but he had a hard time dealing with the overwhelming sense of guilt he had. Violet and Sam helped them realize that despite the wife being assaulted, the husband was equally victimized and they had to rely on each other to get through the ordeal.  Awww.

Meanwhile, Violet’s been paid a visit by her ex, Alan. (GMMR note: enough already with Alan. Do you not see Cooper you blind, blind woman). They go behind closed doors for a while and Cooper gets concerned. When they exit, she vows that they are only going to be friends and they have set up a time to get coffee. Cooper heads to her house after the meeting with comfort food and movies to find Alan at Violet’s house. A heartbroken Cooper tells her that he won’t be there to pick up the pieces after she gets her hopes up again. (Aw, Cooper).  Later an optimistic Violet meets up with Alan to talk, during which he tells her that he and his wife are trying to have a baby. After seeing that Violet is upset by the news, Alan goes to leave, but a frustrated Violet tells him to sit back down, because she is the one that needs to walk away this time. Once again Violet is an emotional wreck, and this time she is comforted by Sam.  But in the end,Violet shows up on Coopers doorstep wondering why HE wasn’t the one to check in to make sure she was ok.  (GMMR note: Violet, you and I need to have some words.  Aren’t YOU the pyschologist?  More like psycho.  You are playing some mad head games with Copper girl and you better stop or we are going to throw down.)

In the heaviest storyline of the night, Addison gets a call from Naomi and Sam’s thirteen year old daughter, Maya, and her friend Ruby, as Maya  she thinks she has gonorrhea. She tests negative, but Addison is concerned about Maya having sex so early in life. Addison struggles with her need to tell Naomi about Maya, and her obligation to patient confidentiality.  Later, Addison gets an emergency phone call from Maya. Maya’s friend Ruby was found laying on the ground in the late stages of an ectopic pregnancy. It’s revealed that Maya wasn’t the only sexually active, it was Ruby all along. While Addison is performing the surgery, Maya calls Naomi.  A hurt Naomi is upset with Addison for not telling her about the possibility that Maya was sexually active.  Addison encourages Naomi to have “the talk” with Maya.  Later Sam and Naomi acknowledge that they haven’t been the perfect divorced parents they thought they were, but they’ll try harder.

Oh and after a sexually charged encounter with Pete, Addison gets visions of Peter as a gladiator – a fantasy she’s going to save for her escapades with the shower head.

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8 Responses to “PRIVATE PRACTICE Recap: In Which Addison Finds a Showerhead”

  1. Patty on October 25th, 2007 10:09 am

    As a GA hater, I am glad I have stuck with this show. It just keeps getting better. I love Cooper and am always amazed at how dumb the women on this show are! “I don’t do that”? How old are you? Violet and her inability to let go of her ex? Twelve. I really DO like this show, I just wish the women were written better.

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  3. Shari on October 25th, 2007 11:13 am

    I too am from Connecticut and when Addison used that as a reason for why she doesn’t scratch the itch, I almost spit out my drink. CT might get a bit of a reputation for being a preppy, conservative state (and, with the exception of voting Blue in all major elections, we are) but itches get scratched here all the time.

    I LOVE COOPER AND VIOLET! Vooper? Cooplet? Hmm… *strokes chin* Letper? Perlet??

  4. katayla on October 25th, 2007 11:46 am

    I saw someone refer to Cooper & Violet as “Viper,” which kind of scared me, but, regardless of what you call them, I love them, too. And now that Alan seems to be gone, maybe Violet WILL start to figure things out.

    This show had improved a lot over the last couple of weeks. I’m glad I stuck with it.

  5. Kristi on October 25th, 2007 12:03 pm

    I’ve gotta say… I’m loving this show; it may be a guilty pleasure but it makes me happy! Del and his lady town speech just cracked me up… he is not allowed to go near my lady town though – good lord, that’d be awkward!

    I feel SO much for Cooper.. poor, poor thing. Violet is killing me.. I think she needs to watch “The Office” and learn about those unrequited love signals we all know about.

    Also.. WHY can’t Pete and Addy just have sex? They both want it, I want it, what’s the problem?!

  6. Patty on October 25th, 2007 12:03 pm

    I like “Vooper”.

  7. Vicki on October 25th, 2007 2:38 pm

    The show is definitely improving in my opinion, but I still miss the old Addison…she is just so whiny now. I miss the strong woman she used to be and it looks like Oceanside (or whatever its called) could use a strong woman. And I will be SO relieved if Violet ever gets over Allen. Enough already!

  8. Tippy on October 25th, 2007 8:42 pm

    The show has improved over the last 2 weeks, but I do agree with Vicki. Addison used to be so powerful and I miss that in her. Shonda – bring back GA Addison. Make her a little bitchy.