This was a very stressful episode for Addison. She had to deal with Henry’s birth mother getting in touch, a patient suing her and her mentor dying. I don’t think it gets much worse than that.
The writers of Private Practice know how to pull at your heart strings a little to well.
At the beginning of the episode it seemed like things were going to end horribly for Addison, but things weren’t too bad in the end.
Addison was able to find a way to keep Henry’s mom in his life and she got through to the patient. Her mentor did die in the end, but there wasn’t anything she could do to prevent that. Addison was able to grant her her last wish though.
There was a lot of talk about adoption and what that actually means.
There’s Cooper who was adopted and has no interest in finding his birth mom and Addison’s mentor who was forced to give up her baby. Before her mentor passed away she was able to part one more thing of wisdom to Addison, that Henry has two mothers.
Usually Private Practice would go to the extreme and take Henry away from Addison, but this episode was more subtle. Shonda did warn us that this season would be very different. Every episode has been different just like she promised. I look forward to see what the next episode will be.
What did you think of the episode? Leave me a comment.