Nothing to Talk About is the third episode of the second season and the 12th overall episode of Private Practice.

Short Summary Edit

Charlotte tries to woo Addison to St. Ambrose Hospital with promises of surgeries, as Addison and Kevin's relationship heats up. Meanwhile Sam questions his ability to save Oceanside Wellness from financial ruin, Pete's firefighter patient suffers an unusual form of post-traumatic stress disorder, and Violet is threatened by a patient's son.

Full SummaryEdit

Episode in detail.


  • Addison Montgomery
  • Pete Wilder
  • Naomi Bennett
  • Cooper Freedman
  • Charlotte King
  • Dell Parker
  • Sam Bennett
  • Violet Turner
  • Captain Frank Kimble
  • Linda
  • Janet
  • Greg
  • Kevin Nelson
  • Jesse
  • Jerry
  • Nurse (right)
  • ER Nurse

Main CastEdit

Guest StarsEdit


Medical NotesEdit

Addison Forbes MontgomeryEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Knee injury
  • Treatment:
    • Bandaging

Addison injured her knee while running on a treadmill. Dell gave her an ace bandage in the ER, which she wrapped around her own knee.

Addison's PatientEdit

  • Diagnosis:
  • Treatment:
    • Myomectomy

Addison did a myomectomy at the hospital when a surgeon called off at the last minute.

Frank KimbleEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Panic attacks
    • Blackouts
    • Post-truamatic stress disorder
    • Partial-thickness burns
  • Doctors:
  • Treatment:
    • Herbs
    • Exercises
    • Acupuncture
    • Burn cream

Frank had been seeing Pete for panic attacks and blackouts due to stress from fires. Pete had given him herbs and he'd done acupuncture and exercises. He said that what really helped was wearing bras. He was worried about how his crew would react if they found out, so he asked Pete to help him stop. Frank was later burned in a fire on the job and taken to the ER, where he wouldn't let anyone touch him except Pete because he'd been wearing a bra under his uniform. Pete told him he'd be okay, but when his crew saw his bra, he said he was quitting. Pete convinced him not to, saying his crew would understand.


  • Diagnosis:
    • Insomnia
  • Treatment:
    • Talk therapy

Linda had a consult with Violet for sleeping pills. She'd been having trouble sleeping since her husband died, but it had recently gotten worse. When pressed, she told Violet that she wasn't sleeping because she was scared of her teenage son, whom she suspected was a sociopath. Violet later figured out that that wasn't true.

Addison's Second PatientEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Treatment:
    • Surgery
    • NICU Care

Addison operated on a newborn with a diaphragmatic hernia. The baby was later unstable in the NICU, so Addison checked on her.


  • Diagnosis:
  • Treatment:

Cooper treated a one year old named Miles whose mother was concerned that his head was too large. After seeing his head, Cooper agreed to run some tests. The tests revealed no cause.


  • Diagnosis:
  • Treatment:
    • Psychiatric testing

Jesse was brought in to see Violet by his mother after she was concerned that he was a sociopath. She gave him a psychiatric diagnostic test, which was inconclusive. He later confessed to her that he'd snapped his dog's neck because they didn't have the money to put him down and his mom was going to pay the thousands of dollars to try to treat his cancer.


  • Diagnosis:
    • Ovarian torsion
    • Post-op bleeding
  • Treatment:
    • Surgery

Addison operated on a pregnant woman with ovarian torsion. After the surgery, she told his husband that she and the baby were both fine. However, she later started bleeding out and her baby was in distress. Addison operated again and told her husband again that she'd be fine.


Song Performer Scene
"What'd I Say" Elvis Presley
  • Sam and Naomi have sex.
  • He tells her his idea to generate business for the practice.
  • She walks away as he keeps talking.
  • Addison jogs on a treadmill. Pete gets on the treadmill next to her.
  • Addison turns up the speed.
  • They talk about the practice.
  • Pete asks Addison if she thinks he's old.
  • Addison turns up her speed again and tells Pete about Kevin.
  • Addison gets distracted and falls off the treadmill.
"Walk Away" Sonya Kitchell
  • Naomi tries to talk to Dell at the hospital, but he brushes her off.
  • Addison tells Naomi she thinks Dell's happy at the hospital.
  • Naomi leaves, upset.
"Little Tornado" Aimee Mann
  • Violet watches Tyler and his mom hug and then watches Naomi and Addison ignore each other.
  • Violet confronts Naomi about the lack of communication. She says she used to be Naomi's confidante until Addison arrived and that hurt her feelings. Violet can't be her Addison anymore.
"Good Times Roll" The Cars
  • Charlotte lets Cooper in. He asks her what's wrong.
  • She doesn't want to talk, but Cooper gets her to talk about what's bothering her.
  • They start kissing.
  • Addison is at the gun range with Kevin. She picks up a gun and starts firing.
  • They start kissing.

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • This episode scored 7.98 million viewers.


Episode StillsEdit


See AlsoEdit

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