Private Practice

10 Best Episodes of Private Practice

Having left behind Seattle Grace Hospital, renowned surgeon Addison Forbes Montgomery moves to Los Angeles for sunnier weather and happier possibilities. She reunites with her friends from medical school, joining them at their chic, co-op, Oceanside Wellness Center in Santa Monica.

Written by Sophie and last updated on dec 06, 2022.

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Private Practice - S4E10

#15 - Just Lose It (Season 4 - Episode 10)

Cooper is outraged when he gets bad news about Charlotte's sexual assault case.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 117 votes.

Private Practice - S5E17

#14 - The Letting Go (Season 5 - Episode 17)


Sheldon warns Sam that he may be in over his head when he insists on releasing Corinne from the hospital and caring for her at home; a badly beaten Scott arrives at the ER and is placed under the care of Pete; Amelia is encouraged to make a decision about her unborn child; and Jake's daughter grills him on his love life when he visits her at college. Meanwhile, Erica's health takes a turn for the worse.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 124 votes.

Private Practice - S6E6

#13 - Apron Strings (Season 6 - Episode 6)

In this Addison-centric episode, her role as a parent is challenged when Henry's biological mother reappears and asks to be more involved in her young son's life. Meanwhile Addison reconnects with her mentor, who shares a very painful secret.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 144 votes.

Private Practice - S2E22

#12 - Yours, Mine and Ours (Season 2 - Episode 22)


As Violoet chooses between Pete and Sheldon, she must also deal wtih a grief-stricken patient. Meanwhile, Dell worries about his daughter when Heather returns to town and Naomi debates moving to Pacific Wellcare.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 139 votes.

Private Practice - S6E9

#11 - I'm Fine (Season 6 - Episode 9)

During a dark moment in his life, Sheldon finds happiness with a new woman. Meanwhile, he becomes increasingly suspicious about his patient Nick's involvement in Sarah's disappearance.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 152 votes.

Private Practice - S6E7

#10 - The World According to Jake (Season 6 - Episode 7)


Upon hearing that he must meet with Henry's social worker during a home visit, Jake fears that an incident in his past will come to light. Meanwhile, Addison becomes skeptical of Jake's needy patient and James continues to pursue Amelia.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 140 votes.

Private Practice - S5E1

#9 - God Laughs (Season 5 - Episode 1)

Cooper, Sam, Amelia and Charlotte try to save Pete's life after his heart attack; Addison's desire to have a child leads to a surprising encounter; Sheldon hopes to help Amelia with her alcohol addiction.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 149 votes.

Private Practice - S6E10

#8 - Georgia on My Mind (Season 6 - Episode 10)


Charlotte stresses the doctors out when she continues to run Saint Ambrose Hospital from her doctor-ordered bed rest. Meanwhile, scared that Charlotte might never leave the hospital, Mason begins acting out in school.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 144 votes.

Private Practice - S5E8

#7 - Who We Are (Season 5 - Episode 8)

The Seaside Wellness group stages an intervention for a defensive and volatile Amelia, who has resurfaced after disappearing on a 12-day drug binge with her boyfriend, Ryan. During the intervention, Amelia mercilessly attacks her friends one-by-one, and Addison, in particular, has trouble seeing her sister-in-law in her present condition.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 133 votes.

Private Practice - S5E9

#6 - The Breaking Point (Season 5 - Episode 9)


Amelia makes the hard decision to enter a rehab facility, and finds strength through an 18 year-old girl, as they both go through the painful detox process. Meanwhile, Cooper’s strengthening bond with his son is tested by his allegiance to a patient in need, Pete and Violet’s marriage reaches a tipping point, and Addison collapses from her rigorous fertility treatments.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 100 votes.

Private Practice - S3E1

#5 - A Death in the Family (Season 3 - Episode 1)

When Pete discovers Violet clinging to live following a violent attack from a patient, he rushes her to the hospital where Addison and Naomi work together to save her life. Meanwhile, the location of Violet's baby are still unknown.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 127 votes.

Private Practice - S3E23

#4 - The End of a Beautiful Friendship (Season 3 - Episode 23)


Maya and her unborn baby are fighting for their lives on the operating table, and Addison, Amelia and Fife try everything humanly possible to save them. Meanwhile, Sam operates on an incoming crash victim and later makes a grim discovery; Cooper makes an ill-timed but valiant effort with Charlotte, and the staff’s world gets rocked by an unexpected death.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 120 votes.

Private Practice - S4E7

#3 - Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King? (Season 4 - Episode 7)

Pete finds Charlotte bloodied and bruised in the halls of the hospital, but only Addison learns the full extent of her injuries.

The episode was rated 8.15 from 124 votes.

Private Practice - S5E22

#2 - Gone Baby Gone (Season 5 - Episode 22)


When Amelia goes into labor, the Seaside doctors - even those she pushed away -- come to her side as she faces the hardest decision of her life. Meanwhile, after Pete finds himself in life-changing trouble, he and Violet realize what they mean to one another, and Addison is faced with a choice.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 138 votes.

Private Practice - S6E13

#1 - In Which We Say Goodbye (Season 6 - Episode 13)

Naomi returns to stand by Addison’s side on her wedding day, Cooper struggles with the hardships of being a stay-at-home father, and Violet begins a new project close to her heart, on the Series Finale of "Private Practice."

The episode was rated 8.26 from 166 votes.

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