Private Practice

10 Worst 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.

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Private Practice - S2E3

#1 - Nothing to Talk About (Season 2 - Episode 3)

Charlotte tries to tempt Addison to come to St. Ambrose Hospital by promising her surgeries; Sam doubts his ability to save Oceanside Wellness from financial ruin; Pete's firefighter patient suffers an unusual form of post-traumatic stress disorder.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 134 votes.

Private Practice - S3E17

#2 - Triangles (Season 3 - Episode 17)


When Addison's patient and the life of the three unborn babies she is carrying as a surrogate hang in the balance, Sam's new girlfriend, Vanessa, and Addison are sharply divided on the course of treatment. Meanwhile Cooper seeks Sheldon's help with a young patient, but their personal quarrels over Charlotte get in the way, and Naomi has a dilemma of her own between William and an unexpectedly charming Dr. Fife.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 104 votes.

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#3 - The Next Episode (Season 6 - Episode 5)

A reality show centered around Sam sheds some light on issues in his colleagues' personal lives. Meanwhile, Sam's mother seeks his help after her boss falls ill; and the search continues for a girl who went missing from St. Ambros.

The episode was rated 7.44 from 148 votes.

Private Practice - S1E3

#4 - In Which Addison Finds the Magic (Season 1 - Episode 3)


Addison and Pete treat a recently married couple who are having sexual problems. Cooper is trying to figure out why four siblings are all suffering from the same mysterious illness. Maya tells Naomi she's been hoping her and Sam would divorce since she was in the third grade. Meanwhile, Violet is trying to convince a patient to leave her husband, even though, she is having trouble letting go of her ex-boyfriend who is now married.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 159 votes.

Private Practice - S3E8

#5 - Sins of the Father (Season 3 - Episode 8)

While Addison deals with the unwelcome arrival of her father, Cooper is arrested because he refused to cooperate in a case involving a longtime patient. Meanwhile, Pete will stop at nothing to keep a terminally ill patient alive for as long as it takes for him to meet his new daughter.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 109 votes.

Private Practice - S4E11

#6 - If You Don't Know Me By Now (Season 4 - Episode 11)


Addison's mother, Bizzy, aggressively demands her daughter do whatever it takes to save her partner from dying - including working with Dr. Rodriguez once again. Meanwhile Amelia and Pete's medical consultation is complicated when a patient's wife and his mistress disagree on the course of treatment, Charlotte and Cooper try to be intimate with each other again, and Violet considers publishing a personally-revealing book she's written.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 125 votes.

Private Practice - S3E14

#7 - Love Bites (Season 3 - Episode 14)

When Naomi refuses to help plan Maya's wedding, Sam convinces Violet to help her. Meanwhile the tension between Addison and Sam deepens when they treat a suicidal patient and Cooper and Pete treat a girl with a questionable bite mark.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 103 votes.

Private Practice - S2E14

#8 - Second Chances (Season 2 - Episode 14)


Addison's brother, Archer, moves to Los Angeles to work at Pacific Wellcare; Cooper encourages Violet to discuss her pregnancy with Pete and Sheldon.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 114 votes.

Private Practice - S4E3

#9 - Playing God (Season 4 - Episode 3)

The man responsible for killing Dell and endangering Maya's life comes to the clinic with a heart condition; news of Addison's new romance is not received well.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 106 votes.

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#10 - Slip Slidin' Away (Season 3 - Episode 6)


The doctors venture into controversial territory when an unexpected new hire at Pacific Wellcare causes Naomi to struggle with the idea of genetically designing babies and Violet makes a sudden decision to try electric shock therapy on a patient. Meanwhile Addison somehow finds herself alone and with a cat.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 111 votes.

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