An office election pits Sam and Naomi against each other to lead the practice, and ends with surprising results, while Addison treats a young Afghan girl who wants to hide her past, and Cooper's objectionable personal life catches up with his professional one.
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
- Chris Lowell as Dell Parker
- Taye Diggs as Dr. Sam Bennett
- Amy Brenneman as Dr. Violet Turner
- Jayne Brook as Meg Porter
- Rebecca Lowman as Nicole Tisch
- Rome Shadanloo as Sharbat Qalzai
- David Sutcliffe as Kevin Nelson
- Landau-Kleffner Syndrome
- Acquired aphasia
Braden's mother brought him in to see Cooper because he wouldn't speak at all and she suspected he was autistic. He'd been speaking, but stopped suddenly at four. Cooper examined Braden, who then briefly made eye contact with him. Cooper ran tests and consulted with Sam, asking if he thought maybe the kid was having seizures in his sleep, which caused acquired aphasia. He went to Braden's house to share the results of his research with Braden's mom, who refused to bring Braden back into the practice because of a personal issue with Cooper. He believed Braden had Landau-Kleffner Syndrome. He handed over the research with a list of pediatricians she could go to. She brought Braden and and Cooper gave him prednisone to test his diagnosis and Braden began speaking slowly.
- Naomi Bennett (reproductive endocrinologist)
- Gamete micromanipulation
Naomi was schedule to do a gamete micromanipulation for the Coles. Dell asked to help, but Naomi said the Coles were jumpy.
- Addison Forbes Montgomery (OB/GYN)
Sharbat came into the practice to see Addison for an exam because she said she'd been experiencing some discomfort. However, once she was in the exam room, Sharbat and her mother said that she had been raped and she wanted Addison to perform a hymenoplasty because she was engaged to a man in Afghanistan and she would be examined before her marriage. When she was alone with Addison, she confessed that she had had a consensual sexual relationship and was ending it to take her parents back to Afghanistan, as she believed it would make them happy. Addison spoke to Sharbat and convinced her to talk to her mother and tell her the truth. After telling her mother the truth, Sharbat asked again for the surgery and Addison agreed to do it.
Meg had what she claimed was a sand fly bite on her back, but Pete said that's not what it looked like. Sam extracted it and found that it was a remnant of a tick.
- Doctors/Medical Personnel:
Naomi suggested that instead of assisting with the Coles, Dell help with the Hennesseys, who were coming in for a similar procedure.
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Notes and Trivia
- This episode scored 7.93 million viewers.
A complete overview of this episode's crew can be found here.
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|#01||"A Family Thing"||#09||"Know When to Fold"||#17||"Wait and See"|
|#02||"Equal and Opposite"||#10||"Worlds Apart"||#18||"Finishing"|
|#03||"Nothing to Talk About"||#11||"Contamination"||#19||"What Women Want"|
|#04||"Past Tense"||#12||"Homeward Bound"||#20||"Do the Right Thing"|
|#05||"Let It Go"||#13||"Nothing to Fear"||#21||"What You Do for Love"|
|#06||"Serving Two Masters"||#14||"Second Chances"||#22||"Yours, Mine & Ours"|
|#08||"Crime and Punishment"||#16||"Ex-Life"|
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