Blind Love is the thirteenth episode of the fourth season and the 67th overall episode of Private Practice.

Short SummaryEdit

Charlotte's attacker, Lee McHenry, arrives at St. Ambrose Hospital, injured by his girlfriend and in need of urgent care, and Sam and Charlotte must decide whether or not to save his life. Meanwhile, Susan's health takes a turn for the worse, and Addison's mother, Bizzy, begs her daughter to do everything in her power to help.

Full SummaryEdit

Episode in detail.


  • Addison Montgomery
  • Pete Wilder
  • Naomi Bennett
  • Cooper Freedman
  • Charlotte King
  • Sheldon Wallace
  • Amelia Shepherd
  • Sam Bennett
  • Bizzy Forbes
  • Susan Grant
  • Janet
  • Eric Rodriguez
  • Lee McHenry
  • Lizzie Hagan
  • Nancy
  • Susan's Nurse
  • Nancy and Police Officer
  • Trauma Nurse
  • ICU Nurse
  • E.R. Nurse

Main CastEdit

Guest StarsEdit


Medical NotesEdit

Susan GrantEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Sepsis
  • Treatment:
    • Central line
    • Dopamine
    • Antibiotics

Susan was brought into the ER. They suspected sepsis and treated her. She was stabilized and they started antibiotics. She responded to antibiotics. She later had trouble breathing. Addison suspected she'd thrown a clot, but since Susan had signed a DNR, she couldn't use extraordinary measures to save her and Susan died in the hospital.

Lizzie HaganEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Shrapnel
  • Treatment:
    • Surgery

Lizzie was a veteran who had lost one eye in the war and had diminished vision in the other because of shrapnel. Pete called Amelia in for a consult. They hoped she'd be able to remove the shrapnel to restore full vision to Lizzie's functional eye. Amelia ran some scans and said that the shrapnel was pressing up against the optic nerve. Amelia said the surgery was risky, but Lizzie decided she wanted it. After surgery, she was completely blind.

Natasha HaganEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Asphyxiation
  • Treatment:
    • Resuscitation

While breastfeeding, Natasha started turning blue. Her mother was accidentally smothering her. Sam and Amelia resuscitated her.

Lee McHenryEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Stab wound
  • Treatment:
    • Surgery

Lee came into the ER with a knife in his chest after being stabbed. The blade went through lung tissue and punctured his heart. They had to wait until his blood started clotting better before they could operate. Lee later started crashing and coughing up blood. Once he stabilized, Sam took him into surgery to remove the knife. After surgery, he was stable in the ICU.


Song Performer Scene
"Things Fall Apart" The Sweet Hurt
  • Naomi comforts Addison and tells her she did the right thing.
  • Sam comes in and Naomi leaves. Sam also comforts Addison.
  • Sheldon finds Charlotte sleeping on a couch.
"This is Not the Answer" Jon Black
  • Addison helps Bizzy pack.
  • Bizzy says Susan was her life. Addison offers to be there for her.
  • Bizzy sends Addison home for the night and says Sam's a good guy.
"Hour of Need" David J. Roch
  • Janet offers to stay and help Lizzie with Natasha.
  • Charlotte tells Cooper she's okay and her office is just her office. She feels like she'll be all right finally.

Notes and TriviaEdit

Private Practice 4x13 - PROMO - Blind Love

Private Practice 4x13 - PROMO - Blind Love

  • This episode scored 7.26 million viewers.


Episode StillsEdit

Behind the ScenesEdit


See AlsoEdit

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

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