Love Bites is the fourteenth episode of the third season and the 45th overall episode of Private Practice.

Short SummaryEdit

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.

Full SummaryEdit

Episode in detail.


  • Addison Montgomery
  • Pete Wilder
  • Naomi Bennett
  • Cooper Freedman
  • Charlotte King
  • Dell Parker
  • Sam Bennett
  • Violet Turner
  • William White
  • Gabriel Fife
  • Lauren Woods
  • Michael Woods
  • Paige
  • Seth
  • Angie
  • Stephanie
  • Paramedic #1
  • Anesthesiologist

Main CastEdit

Guest StarsEdit


Medical NotesEdit

Lauren WoodsEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Pregnancy
    • Apnea
    • Hypothermia
    • Ventricular septal defect
  • Treatment:
    • Surgery
    • C-section
    • Talk therapy
    • Anti-depressants

Lauren, 22, was 33 weeks pregnant. She nearly drowned and was pulled out of the water and brought to the hospital. She had to be rushed into surgery to repair a VSD and deliver the baby. Scans afterward showed persistent VSD, meaning she'd need another surgery. She later revealed she had jumped in the water to try to kill herself after her husband left her, so they called in Violet to talk to her. Because she wanted to die, she refused the second surgery. Violet put her on anti-depressants and hoped that would change her mind. When she reached a point where she needed the surgery emergently, Addison convinced her to have it.

Baby WoodsEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Prematurity
  • Treatment:

Baby Woods was delivered prematurely. Her lungs weren't fully developed, so she was having trouble breathing, but her condition started to improve.


  • Diagnosis:
    • Fever
    • Hepatitis B
  • Treatment:

Paige, 13, had had a fever for a few days, so she came in to see Cooper. He saw that she looked a little yellow, so he checked her glands and found a bite mark on her neck. She denied knowing anything about it. Cooper consulted with Pete, who said it's an unusual way to transmit hepatitis B, but they needed to figure out who bit her because that person is also sick. They found the boy who bit her and the other girls he bit.


  • Diagnosis:
    • Hepatitis B
  • Treatment:

Seth is the kid who bit Paige, so Cooper brought him in to test him for hep B and asked the names of the other girls he bit. He refused to give the names, but Paige later told them.


Song Performer Scene
"Burned to the Ground" Tingsek
  • Addison talks to Sam and Violet about Lauren.
  • Addison asks Violet to leave so she can talk to Sam. Addison says she'd feel like she was cheating if she hooked up with Sam, but Sam doesn't agree.
  • They fight and Sam storms out.
"Crazy He Calls Me" Billie Holiday
  • Naomi sits down and talks to Fife about William. William comes by and tells Naomi she gave a great speech.
  • William is worried about her because he heard about Maya.
  • Naomi starts ranting about it and says she believes William is flirting with her.
  • William invites Naomi to dance.
  • Charlotte tries to saborague Cooper's date.
"Let's Get Lost" Chet Baker
  • Pete watches Violet walk away.
  • Violet and Dell talks about why things are screwed up.
  • He debates taking his wedding ring off, but Violet tells him moving on isn't simple.
  • Addison watches Sam dance with another woman.
  • Pete and Addison confide in each other.
  • Pete and Addison have sex.
"(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons" King Cole Trio
  • William invites Naomi to get a drink. She questions his motives, but eventually leaves with him.
  • Fife watches them kiss in the elevator.
  • Addison asks Pete if he thinks they'll ever not be in love with other people. He doesn't know, but maybe that's okay.

Notes and TriviaEdit

Grey's Anatomy 6x14 & Private Practice 3x14 Promo

Grey's Anatomy 6x14 & Private Practice 3x14 Promo

  • This episode scored 9.04 million viewers.


Episode StillsEdit


See AlsoEdit

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

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