In Which Dell Finds His Fight is the season one finale and the 9th overall episode of Private Practice.

Short SummaryEdit

The Oceanside Wellness Center takes on the fertility of one of their previous couples and starts a "Dads-to-be" class, much to Charlotte's displeasure. Sam and Naomi struggle to figure out where their relationship is going. Addison is conflicted about her status in the dating world, and Cooper begins a secret affair with one of his colleagues.

Full SummaryEdit

Episode in detail.


  • Addison Montgomery
  • Pete Wilder
  • Naomi Bennett
  • Cooper Freedman
  • Charlotte King
  • Dell Parker
  • Sam Bennett
  • Violet Turner
  • Wendell Parker
  • Kathleen
  • Jeffrey
  • Jack Grossman
  • Adam
  • Kevin Nelson
  • Nervous Dad #1
  • Frat Dad #2
  • Mark
  • Nate
  • Old Lady
  • Desk Officer
  • Front Desk Clerk
  • New Front Desk Clerk (left)

Main CastEdit

Guest StarsEdit


Medical NotesEdit

Wendell ParkerEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Bruises
  • Treatment:

Wendell came into the practice after his grandson, Dell, suspected he was being abused by his nursing home. Sam examined him and he denied all the claims. Sam investigated further and then found that he had a history of minor injuries. He went to the nursing home to investigate and found that the residents of the nursing home were running a fight club, which caused the injuries.


  • Diagnosis:
    • Liver spots
    • Bruises
    • Heart attack
  • Treatment:
    • Pacemaker

Nate came into the practice after Dell suspected he and Wendell were being abused by their nursing home. They both denied the claims. Sam investigated further and saw that they had a history of minor injuries. He went to the nursing home and found that the residents had started a fight club, which is how they got injured. Nate collapsed during a fight with Wendell and Sam called an ambulance to take him to the hospital. He'd had a heart attack and they worked to open his blocked vessels. They then placed a pacemaker. Despite this, Nate's condition continued to decline and he ultimately died.

Kathleen and JeffreyEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Wanting a baby
    • Kathleen:
      • Fibroids
      • Pregnancy
    • Jeffrey:
      • Sterility
  • Treatment:
    • Testicular sperm extraction

Kathleen and Jeffrey came into the practice after being unable to conceive. Kathleen was ovulating. She had some fibroids, which they decided to monitor, but their difficulty conceiving came from Jeffrey, who was sterile. They the discussed other options for them to have a baby. Jeffrey asked his brother to donate sperm and Kathleen reluctantly agreed. However, right before the insemination, they both stopped the procedure, realizing that that's not what they really wanted. They then talked about ways to give them a baby. They found a procedure called testicular sperm extraction, which involved going into Jeffrey's testicles and looking for even one viable sperm, which they'd then use to fertilize one of Kathleen's eggs. The procedure was successful and the embryo was then implanted.

Kevin NelsonEdit

  • Diagnosis:
  • Treatment:

Kevin came into the practice to see Sam.


Song Performer Scene
"Ride Your Pony" The Meters
  • Sam, Pete, and Cooper can't get the volcano to erupt.
  • They realize Sam's trying to get back with Naomi.
  • Cooper says casual sex is the way to go and he leaves to go have some.
  • Pete and Sam think Cooper might be smarter than them.
  • Cooper tells Charlotte he wants to be the bad cop next time.
  • She says she has a busy day. She asks if he wants her back tonight.
  • He says he wants to be bad cop, but she says he's not the type and he admits he wants her back again.
  • Once she does to shower, he looks through papers on her nightstand.
"The Sun Will Rise" Brendan James
  • Naomi and Addison find a viable sperm.
  • Sam and Dell assure Wendell Nate's death wasn't his fault.
  • Wendell tells them they fight because it's something other than the death march and it felt good.
  • Naomi transfers the sperm and they make an embryo.
"Can't Get You Out of My Mind" Sonya Kitchell
  • Cooper leaves after telling Pete it'd be weird if he punched Kevin now.
  • Charlotte says sex is best when you feel like you want to kill the other person.
  • Cooper says he's a bad, dirty cop guy for stealing her dads.
  • He asks if they're dating. She says yes, if dirty sex on a regular basis is dating. She still won't let him be on top.
  • Dell comes in Naomi's office and kisses her. He says he's not a kid. He's a man who loves her and will fight for her.
  • Naomi asks Sam if he's seen Addison, but Sam kisses her as well as Dell and Pete watch.
  • Sam says he doesn't care if everybody knows.
  • Dell tells Pete Sam's fighting for Naomi because she's worth it.
  • Addison goes to the precinct to see Kevin.
  • Pete goes to Addison's door, but she's not home.

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • Like all other episodes from the first season, this episode's title originated from the original Winnie the Pooh series.
  • This episode scored 10.36 million viewers.
  • This is the last episode of the series of which the title starts with "In Which" until the series finale, In Which We Say Goodbye.


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See AlsoEdit

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

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