The doctors of Oceanside clash when an expectant mother and her husband, desperate to have children, come to them in order to harvest the eggs of their unborn, ill-fated baby. Meanwhile, Amelia tries to help a friend who threatens suicide if her tests for Huntington's Disease are positive, and Fife returns to tell Naomi how he feels about her.
Episode in detail.
- Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison 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
- Brian Benben as Dr. Sheldon Wallace
- Caterina Scorsone as Dr. Amelia Shepherd
- Taye Diggs as Dr. Sam Bennett
- Amy Brenneman as Dr. Violet Turner
- Michael Patrick Thornton as Dr. Gabriel Fife
- David Eigenberg as Frank
- Amy Pietz as Isabelle
- Sydney Tamiia Poitier as Michelle
- Amelia Shepherd (neurosurgeon)
- Genetic testing
Michelle's mother had died of Huntington's, but she decided not to get the test because she didn't want to know if she had it or not. Amelia encouraged her to get tested because she was already living her life as if she did have it. She agreed to have the test and Pete suggested that she have Michelle talk to Sheldon or Violet because she might learn that she was going to die. Amelia said it wasn't necessary, but while she was drawing the blood, Michelle confessed to Amelia that she was planning to kill herself if the test came back positive. The test came back positive, but Amelia lied to her and said it was negative, not wanting Michelle to kill herself. After speaking with Pete, who scolded her for lying, Amelia told Michelle the truth. She then encouraged Michelle to keep living as long as the good days outnumber the bad. She agreed to euthanize Michelle when the time came.
- C-section delivery
Isabelle was pregnant. Her baby had been diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome in utero. The baby was going to die within a few days of birth, but Isabelle asked Addison to treat the baby's ovaries with hormones to mature the eggs and extract them so she could use them to get pregnant again. After speaking to Isabelle and her husband Frank, Addison agreed to do the surgery, but not until after the baby was born. When Isabelle went into labor, the baby went into distress and Addison had to do a c-section. After she was born, Addison asked what they wanted to name her, but they just asked how soon she could do the surgery. After she forced them to meet her, they ended up just holding her until she died.
Frank and Isabelle's Baby
- Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
- Addison Forbes Montgomery (OB/GYN)
Frank and Isabelle's baby was born and they decided they didn't want to meet her. They just asked how quickly she could do the surgery to retrieve her eggs. Addison got the baby from the NICU and brought her to her parents, saying that they wanted to be parents and this is their chance. They get to hold her and love her. They ended up holding her while she died.
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Notes and Trivia
- This episode scored 5.97 million viewers.
Behind the Scenes
A complete overview of this episode's crew can be found here.
|Private Practice Season 4|
|#01||"Take Two"||#09||"Can't Find My Way Back Home"||#17||"A Step Too Far"|
|#02||"Short Cuts"||#10||"Just Lose It"||#18||"The Hardest Part"|
|#03||"Playing God"||#11||"If You Don't Know Me By Now"||#19||"What We Have Here..."|
|#04||"A Better Place to Be"||#12||"Heaven Can Wait"||#20||"Something Old, Something New"|
|#05||"In or Out"||#13||"Blind Love"||#21||"God Bless the Child"|
|#06||"All in the Family"||#14||"Home Again"||#22||"...To Change the Things I Can"|
|#07||"Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King?"||#15||"Two Steps Back"|
|#08||"What Happens Next"||#16||"Love and Lies"|
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