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PRIVATE PRACTICE Season 3 Episode Guide

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PRIVATE PRACTICE Season 3 Episode Guide

Episode 1 – A Death In The Family – Original Air Date – 10/01/2009

“A Death in the Family” – After Pete discovers Violet dying on the floor of her home, having barely survived a violent attack from her patient, Katie, he rushes her to the hospital where Addison and Naomi fight to save her life. Meanwhile, the whereabouts and condition of Violet’s stolen baby are unknown, on the season premiere of “Private Practice,” THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Private Practice” stars Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery, Tim Daly as Dr. Pete Wilder, Audra McDonald as Dr. Naomi Bennett, Paul Adelstein as Dr. Cooper Freedman, KaDee Strickland as Dr. Charlotte King, Chris Lowell as William Dell Parker, with Taye Diggs as Dr. Sam Bennett and Amy Brenneman as Dr. Violet Turner.

Guest starring Brian Benben as Dr. Sheldon Wallace and Amanda Foreman (“What About Brian,” “Felicity”) as Katie Kent.

“A Death in the Family” was written by Shonda Rhimes, Jon Cowan and Robert Rovner and directed by Mark Tinker.

Episode 2 – The Way We Were – Original Air Date – 10/08/2009

“The Way We Were” – Violet is physically recovering from her violent attack at home, but the emotional trauma she suffers from isn’t going away, despite the best efforts of Pete and her other friends to help. Meanwhile, Addison and Naomi try to mend their tension-filled relationship, as Sam and Cooper treat a father, who has allegedly attacked his family, after he is stabbed by his wife, on “Private Practice,” THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Guest starring Brian Benben as Dr. Sheldon Wallace, Emily Rae as Tammy and Kellie Martin as Michelle.

“The Way We Were” was written by Patti Carr and Lara Olsen and directed by Donna Deitch.

Episode 3 – Right Here, Right Now – Original Air Date – 10/15/2009

“Right Here, Right Now” – Miranda Bailey brings a kidney transplant patient to Los Angeles, and Addison isn’t the only Oceanside Wellness doctor pleased to see her. Meanwhile the consequences of Addison’s emotional affair with Noah catch up with her, and Sheldon and Pete finally discover who the father of Violet’s baby is, on “Private Practice,” THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Guest starring Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey, Brian Benben as Sheldon; other guest cast TBA.

“Right Here, Right Now” was written by Dana Baratta and directed by Rob Corn.

Episode 4 – Pushing The Limits – Original Air Date – 10/22/2009

“Pushing the Limits” – Addison, Sam and Cooper treat the sick child of a homeless teen mother they met while volunteering. Meanwhile Violet has trouble relating to her baby when her feelings about her attack resurface during counseling of a rape victim who is now pregnant, and Cooper’s financial woes catch up with him when he’s asked to help buy out Naomi’s share of the practice, on “Private Practice,” THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Guest starring Brian Benben as Sheldon; other guest cast TBA.

“Pushing the Limits” was written by Ayanna A. Floyd and directed by Allison Liddi-Brown.

Episode 5 – Strange Bedfellows – Original Air Date – 10/29/2009

“Strange Bedfellows” – Addison must deal with the return of Naomi’s former patients, Zoe and Amelia, whose embryos were accidentally switched, and a serious complication that may end up jeopardizing both fetuses. Meanwhile the time has come for Katie’s trial, as Violet struggles with whether or not she can face her attacker in court, and Charlotte is determined to convince Addison, Sam and Cooper to let her join Oceanside Wellness Group, on “Private Practice,” THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Guest starring Amanda Foreman as Katie, Tessa Thompson as Zoe, Robin Weigert as Amelia, John Getz as Mr. Kent, Tamlyn Tomita as Katie’s lawyer and DaJuan Johnson as Martin.

“Strange Bedfellows” was written by Kathy McCormick and directed by Steve Gomer.

Episode 6 – Slip Slidin’ Away – Original Air Date – 11/05/2009

“Slip Slidin’ Away” – 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, on “Private Practice,” THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Guest starring George Newbern as Brian Reynolds; other guest cast TBA.

“Slip Slidin’ Away” was written by Fred Einesman and directed by Helen Shaver.

Episode 7 – The Hard Part – Original Air Date – 11/12/2009

“The Hard Part” – Addison and Sam go for a hike in Malibu, and must perform urgent field care when they stumble upon an expecting couple, trapped in their car after an accident. Meanwhile at Oceanside Wellness, Charlotte, Cooper and Violet treat a newlywed who, out of nervousness for his wedding night, has taken too much Viagra, and Pete and Sheldon hit the bar scene together but fall for the same girl, on “Private Practice,” THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Guest cast tba.

“The Hard Part” was written by Steve Blackman and directed by Mark Tinker.

Episode 8 – Sins Of The Father – Original Air Date – 11/19/2009

“Sins of the Father” — Addison is shaken by the unwelcome arrival of her father to Los Angeles, Cooper is arrested when he refuses to cooperate in a case involving a longtime patient, and Pete fights to keep a terminally ill patient alive long enough for him to meet his new daughter, on “Private Practice,” THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Guest cast TBA.

“Sins of the Father” was written by Elizabeth J.B. Klaviter and directed by Tom Verica.

Episode 9+10 – The Parent Trap / Blowups – Original Air Date – 12/03/2009

Two back-to-back episodes of “Private Practice” on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3 start with
“The Parent Trap” (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), in which Addison performs a complex in ute
ro surgery, proving not only her talents to her father but also finally giving them some common ground. Meanwhile Sam and Naomi deal with their own family crisis when they discover their daughter is growing up way too fast, and Violet does the unthinkable.

In the second episode, “Blowups” (10:00-11:00 p.m.), a terrible explosion at Dell’s house lands Betsey and Heather in the hospital, and everyone is pushed to the limit trying to save their lives. Tensions rise even higher between Addison and The Captain when her mother, Bizzy, shows up and a shocking family secret is revealed.

Guest cast TBA.

“The Parent Trap” was written by Craig Turk and directed by Donna Deitch.

“Blowups” was written by Sonay Washington and directed by Mark Tinker.

Episode 11 – Another Second Chance – Original Air Date – 01/14/2010

“Another Second Chance” – Desperate to help his pregnant daughter, Mark follows Addison back to Oceanside Wellness, Dell and Naomi struggle to raise their children under the same roof, and Violet and Cooper heatedly disagree on how to treat a patient on, “Private Practice,” THURSDAY, JANUARY 14 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Guest cast tba.

“Another Second Chance” was written by Krista Vernoff & Kathy McCormick and directed by Michael Zinberg.

Episode 12 – Best Laid Plans  – Original Air Date – 01/21/2010

“Best Laid Plans” – Sam and Naomi are stunned by Maya’s shocking announcement, and Naomi’s irrational response leaves Sam to pick up the pieces, as Pete challenges Fife on a patient with a cutting edge bionic arm, on “Private Practice,” THURSDAY, JANUARY 21 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Guest cast include Melissa McCarthy as Lynn McDonald, Michael Patrick Thornton as Gabriel Fife, Geffri Maya as Maya, Andy Comeau as Nathan, Chris McKenna as Colin Bowman and Stephen Lunsford as Dink.

“Best Laid Plans” was written by Patti Carr and Lara Olsen, and directed by Bethany Rooney.

Episode 13 – Shotgun  – Original Air Date – 02/04/2010

“Shotgun” – Addison and Cooper counsel a couple who must make an unthinkable choice, to decide which one of their ailing daughters to save with their newborn’s core blood. Sam is dealt another blow when he finds out Dink’s intent to marry Maya, and the rest of the gang runs an intervention on a still distant Naomi, on “Private Practice,” THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Guest cast include Rosanna Arquette as Corinne, Brian Benben as Sheldon, Geffri Maya as Maya, and Stephen Lunsford as Dink.

“Shotgun” was written by Jon Cowan and Robert Rovner, and directed by Karen Gaviola.

Episode 14 – Love Bites  – Original Air Date – 02/11/2010

“Love Bites” – Sam convinces Violet to help plan Maya’s wedding when Naomi refuses to take part, tensions between Addison and Sam rise even as they work together to treat a suicidal patient, and Cooper and Pete treat a teenage girl with a mysterious bite mark on her neck, on “Private Practice,” THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Love Bites” was written by Dana Baratta and directed by Matthew Penn.

Episode 15 – Til Death Do Us Part  – Original Air Date – 02/18/2010

“‘Til Death Do Us Part” – As Violet continues to help Sam with Maya’s wedding, Naomi refuses to take part as she works with Addison and Pete to save the life of a 25-week-old premature baby. Meanwhile, Cooper suspects that Charlotte’s new boyfriend is abusing pills, on “Private Practice,” THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“‘Til Death Do Us Part” was written by Craig Turk and directed by Kenny Leon.

Episode 16 – Fear Of Flying  – Original Air Date – 03/04/2010

“Fear of Flying” – Things get too close for comfort when Addison, Pete and Sam must come together on a complicated case involving a dad-to-be who comes down with tuberculosis and threatens the future of his new family. Meanwhile, with Violet still gone on her Costa Rican escape, Sheldon takes over helping one of her patients, Natasha, to get over her crippling fear of flying, and Naomi finds herself in a bit of a love triangle of her own, on “Private Practice,” THURSDAY, MARCH 4 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Guest starring Clea Duvall as Natasha. Full guest cast TBA.

“Fear of Flying” was written by Ayanna A. Floyd and directed by Mark Tinker.

Episode 17 – Triangles  – Original Air Date – 03/11/2010

“Triangles” – 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, on “Private Practice,” THURSDAY, MARCH 11 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Guest cast: Brian Benben as Sheldon, James Morrison as William, Michael Patrick Thorton as Gabriel Fife, Christina Chang as Vanessa, Monica Keena as Kayla, Derek Phillips as Eddie, Judith Hoag as Angie, Michael Reilly Burke as Simon, Madeline Carroll as Maggie, Lauren Bowles as Cyndy and Todd Babcock as Joe.

“Triangles” was written by Steve Blackman and directed by Tom Verica.

Episode 18 – Pulling The Plug  – Original Air Date – 03/25/2010

“Pulling the Plug” – A husband’s decision to pull the plug on his pregnant wife is overruled by a judge, forcing the hospital to keep her on life support until the fetuses she is carrying as a surrogate are able to survive. Meanwhile, Naomi feels betrayed after learning of Sam and Addison’s feelings for one another, and she turns to Dr. Fife for support while William is away on business. And unable to cope with the tension, Addison takes the day off with Pete and Lucas, on “Private Practice,” THURSDAY, MARCH 25 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Guest cast Brian Benben as Sheldon, Michael Patrick Thornton as Gabriel Fife, Christina Chang as Vanessa, Monica Keena as Kayla, Derek Phillips as Eddie, Judith Hoag as Angie, Michael Reilly Burke as Simon, Ryan Michelle Bathe as Robin and Freda Foh Shen as Judge.

“Pulling the Plug” was writte
n by Kathy McCormick and directed by Ann Kindberg.

Episode 19 – Eyes Wide Open  – Original Air Date – 04/01/2010

“Eyes Wide Open” – When famed neurosurgeon Dr. Ginsberg and her team pay a visit to St. Ambrose to save the life of Kayla, Addison is shocked to see Amelia Shepherd – Derek’s younger sister on the team. But Amelia’s presence causes strife between Addison, Sam and Pete when she claims she can save Kayla’s life after Dr. Ginsberg declares nothing can be done. Meanwhile Charlotte seeks from Cooper’s with a sex education seminar for the elderly that only leads to more tension between the two, as they try to figure out how to work together, on “Private Practice,” THURSDAY, APRIL 1 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Guest cast Brian Benben as Sheldon, Michael Patrick Thornton as Gabriel Fife, Christina Chang as Vanessa, Monica Keena as Kayla, Derek Phillips as Eddie, Judith Hoag as Angie, Michael Reilly Burke as Simon, Caterina Scorsone as Amelia Shepherd, Nora Dunn as Dr. Ginsberg and Jack Axelrod as Oscar.

“Eyes Wide Open” was written by Jesse Zigelstein and directed by Eric Stoltz.

Episode 20 – Eyes Wide Open  – Original Air Date – 04/01/2010


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