All in the Family is the sixth episode of the fourth season and the 60th overall episode of Private Practice.

Short SummaryEdit

Addison and Sam's relationship is strained when they disagree over the treatment and safety of a comatose patient who has become pregnant, while Pete and Charlotte are faced with the ethical dilemma of revealing the HIV status of a patient who has been in a serious auto accident. Violet crosses some boundaries with Pete's family as she gets caught up in the fray of Lucas's first Halloween.

Full SummaryEdit

Episode in detail.


  • Addison Montgomery
  • Pete Wilder
  • Cooper Freedman
  • Charlotte King
  • Sheldon Wallace
  • Amelia Shepherd
  • Sam Bennett
  • Violet Turner
  • Jacob Deever
  • Bob Schwartz
  • Lee McHenry (in blue shirt, from behind)
  • Angela Deever
  • Grant Murphy
  • Evan Arnold
  • Nurse (right, with Pete Wilder)
  • Officer Hanson
  • Nurse Corsey (right, with Charlotte King)
  • Paramedic

Main CastEdit

Guest StarsEdit


Medical NotesEdit

Georgie SchwartzEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Persistant vegetative state
    • Iron-deficient anemia
    • Pregnancy
  • Treatment:
    • Residential care

Georgie, 33, was in a ski accident two years ago and never regained consciousness. However, her husband, Bob, refused to give up hope. He perceived the remaining reflexes as signs of life. When Amelia was brought in to consult on her case, her husband insisted that Amelia run tests to see if anything could be done for Georgie. The results of the labs showed that Georgie was pregnant. They immediately assumed that she had been raped by a staff member at her care facility. However, when her husband found out, he admitted that he had gotten her pregnant and was excited about it. Georgie later started bleeding and had to be taken to the hospital. Addison operated, but her cervix had dilated and her placenta had detached, so she hadn't been able to save the pregnancy.

Jacob DeeverEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Facial lacerations
    • Bruised arm
    • HIV
  • Treatment:

Jacob, 43, was in a car accident. He had some facial lacerations and a bruised arm. He tried to leave the hospital, but was told he'd need to give a statement first. After finding out that the other man in the car had been a male prostitute, Charlotte tested Jacob for HIV. He came back positive. Pete told him about it and he spoke to Violet, who tried to convince him not to live a lie. He later confessed to his wife, who knew all along and was okay with it, but became upset at hearing that he had potentially exposed her to HIV.

Evan ArnoldEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Closed head trauma
    • Fractured tibia
    • HIV
  • Treatment:
    • Casting

Evan, 22, was in a car accident. He had a closed head trauma and a possible fractured tibia. Because of his contact with Jacob, they asked if he always used condoms with his tricks. He said he did, but Jacob wasn't one of his tricks. Jacob's his boyfriend.

Angela DeeverEdit

  • Diagnosis:
  • Treatment:
    • Bladder reconstruction

Angela had had a bladder reconstruction. Charlotte said she was completely healed and was okay to start trying for a baby. However, when her husband tested positive for HIV, Charlotte wanted to tell her. They convinced Jacob to tell her himself, but she already knew he was gay. She was okay with that, but only became upset when she found out he had HIV and could have exposed her to it.

Bob SchwartzEdit

  • Diagnosis:
  • Treatment:
    • Talk therapy

Bob talked to Sheldon during Georgie's surgery, trying to get him to understand that Georgie wasn't coming back. He didn't and after she lost the pregnancy, he talked to her about "trying again," leading Addison to call the police on him.


Song Performer Scene
"She Said" Plan B
  • Violet makes Lucas's Halloween costume, saying her mother always made hers when she was a kid.
  • Pete says he and his brother used to egg trick-or-treaters.
  • Cooper and Charlotte are in bed and Charlotte thinks Cooper's picturing her pregnant, so she leaves.
"All in a Day" The Open Sea
  • Pete asks Charlotte to give him time to convince Jacob to tell his wife the truth.
  • Violet believes she's found Pete's brother and has composed an e-mail to him.
  • Cooper tells her not to send it.
  • Addison is reading when Sam comes in and they argue about Bob and Georgie.
  • Addison offers for her to lie still and he can do what he wants to her, like Georgie.
"Shed Their Fear" Yael Meyer
  • Charlotte and Cooper make up and kiss.
  • Pete and Violet take Lucas trick-or-treating. Pete admits it's fun.
  • Violet tells Pete about Adam and says she wants to feel like she knows Pete.
  • Pete tells Violet how her mother killed the only good father-figure he had.
  • Pete asks to leave trick-or-treating to start early in the ER.
  • Charlotte shuts things down and leaves her office.

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • This episode scored 7.68 million viewers.
  • This episode's title is possibly a reference to the American sitcom All in the Family.


Episode StillsEdit


Violet: My mother made these really great Halloween costumes. My fourth-grade sunflower won first prize. No, and then one year, I was Raggedy Ann, and she made these authentic pantaloons with a wig made out of red yard. And well, she actually sewed me into the pantaloons, and then she told me that I couldn't get out of them. So, um, I peed my pants trick-or-treating and was humiliated because she's a sadistic narcissist with serious intimacy issues. But she made really great costumes. Did you dress up? You ever go out trick-or-treating with your brother?
Pete: Uh, Adam and I used to egg trick-or-treaters.

See AlsoEdit

A complete overview of this episode's crew can be found here.

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