Private Practice Seasons
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The second season of Private Practice premiered on October 1, 2008 and concluded on April 30, 2009. It was broadcast on ABC on Wednesdays nights at 9 PM until the tenth episode, and moved to Thursday nights at 10 PM as of the eleventh episode. The season consists of 22 episodes.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Addison Forbes Montgomery is a renowned surgeon. Having left behind Seattle Grace Hospital, a broken marriage with Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd, and her torn relationship with Mark "McSteamy" Sloan, Addison moves to Los Angeles for sunnier weather and happier possibilities. For Addison, an old friend's invitation brings her to a new city and a new life full of promise. At Oceanside Wellness Group, the doctors are dedicated pros; it's their private lives that need a little practice.

Plots[edit | edit source]

  • Addison discovers that the practice is in financial trouble. She and Sam relieve Naomi of her administrative duties and take the lead, which angers Naomi.
  • After Addison decides to put the fourth floor of the practice for lease, Charlotte leases it and starts a rival practice, Pacific Wellcare Center.
  • Cooper tries to build a secret relationship with Charlotte, even though she prefers to keep it sex only
  • Archer Montgomery, Addison's brother, is hired at Pacific Wellcare and begins a sexual relationship with Naomi.
  • Meg Porter, an old flame of Pete, comes to Los Angeles.
  • Addison begins a relationship with a police officer, Kevin Nelson.
  • Dell is tired of being taken for granted and quits his job.

Cast[edit | edit source]

Main Cast[edit | edit source]

Special Guest Stars[edit | edit source]

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Prominent Guest Stars[edit | edit source]

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Notes and Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • ABC officially renewed Private Practice for a second season on February 11, 2008.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

No. in series No. in season Title Directed by Written by Original air date
10 1 "A Family Thing" Mark Tinker Shonda Rhimes & Marti Noxon October 1, 2008
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At Oceanside Wellness, friendships are tested and secrets revealed when Addison discovers that Naomi is concealing the practice's financial problems. Meanwhile, Violet wonders what secret Cooper is keeping from her, while Cooper himself has to decide whether or not to reveal a medical secret to a patient.
11 2 "Equal and Opposite" Tom Verica Michael Ostrowski October 8, 2008
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Addison and Sam form a hostile takeover in order to bring the practice out of bankruptcy, as all of the doctors look for additional clients and new income streams, while Violet's friendship with Cooper is on the brink of extinction and a married couple fight for an unethical fertility treatment at Oceanside Wellness.
12 3 "Nothing to Talk About" Helen Shaver Ayanna A. Floyd October 22, 2008
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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.
13 4 "Past Tense" Michael Pressman Craig Turk October 29, 2008
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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.
14 5 "Let It Go" Lauren Schmidt Michael Zinberg November 5, 2008
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In trying to fix the financial troubles at Oceanside Wellness, Addison puts the practice in peril, as a good friend of Violet's places her in the terrible position of breaking the law to help her, and Maya hopes that her parents, Sam and Naomi, are rekindling their relationship for good.
15 6 "Serving Two Masters" Joanna Kerns Emily Halpern November 19, 2008
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Addison treats two pregnant women who unknowingly share the same husband, a visit from an Alzheimer's patient and her loving husband forces Sam and Naomi to look at their own relationship, Violet confronts Charlotte about her relationship with Cooper, and Dell reveals a very special woman in his life to his surprised co-workers.
16 7 "Tempting Faith" James Frawley Jon Cowan & Robert L. Rovner November 26, 2008
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Addison receives a surprise visit from her brother and fellow surgeon, Archer, and his presence not only causes trouble for her, but for Naomi and Sam as well. Meanwhile Meg returns to try to make it work with Pete, and a patient accused of a malicious crime stirs up anger and emotions, for both Violet and Dell.
17 8 "Crime and Punishment" Mark Tinker Shonda Rhimes December 3, 2008
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Addison and Charlotte work together to save the lives of a pregnant woman in a coma and her unborn child, as Pete's girlfriend, Meg, clashes with members of the Oceanside staff when she begins seeing patients there, and Violet seeks Kevin's advice when a patient is suspected of murdering his wife.
18 9 "Know When to Fold" Jeff Melman Elizabeth J.B. Klaviter December 10, 2008
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Charlotte's rival practice, Pacific Wellcare, opens its doors and the competition with Oceanside Wellness begins, as Sam and Pete steal one of their clients, a favorite patient of Addison's goes to a Pacific Wellcare doctor for a second opinion, and Dell proposes the creation of an in-house adoption program.
19 10 "Worlds Apart" Bethany Rooney Steve Blackman December 17, 2008
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Pete's girlfriend, Meg, returns to Los Angeles and notices that Pete and Violet are considerably closer. Kevin questions the direction he and Addison are headed in as a couple. Cooper treats a young diabetic boy with a mysterious past and Charlotte and her team of Pacific Wellcare doctors continue to siphon business away from Oceanside Wellness.
20 11 "Contamination" Kate Woods Fred Einesman January 8, 2009
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One of Cooper's patients contracts the measles and forces the quarantine of all those at Oceanside Wellness, while Naomi pressures Addison into working with her cocky rival, Wyatt, on a fertility case. Meanwhile, Violet and Pete wonder if their friends-with-benefits relationship should move to the next level, as Dell fights for sole custody of his daughter.
21 12 "Homeward Bound" Mark Tinker Sal Calleros January 15, 2009
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As Addison and Kevin struggle in their relationship, she finds herself attracted to Wyatt, the cocky doctor from rival Pacific Wellcare, while Violet seeks a way to carry on relationships with both Pete and Sheldon, and Cooper grows closer to Charlotte when she experiences a family emergency.
22 13 "Nothing to Fear" Allison Liddi-Brown Jon Cowan & Robert Rovner January 22, 2009
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Violet finds out she's pregnant but isn't sure who the father is, Addison struggles with her own guilty conscience after her kiss with Wyatt, as Sam and Pete clash when an old friend and colleague asks them to help him die. Meanwhile Charlotte proposes marriage to Cooper.
23 14 "Second Chances" James Frawley Craig Turk January 29, 2009
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Addison's brother, Archer, moves to LA to begin work at Pacific Wellcare, causing problems for both her and Naomi, and Cooper encourages Violet to talk to Pete and Sheldon about her pregnancy, but she's reluctant when she learns that neither of them wants children.
24 15 "Acceptance" Steve Gomer Michael Ostrowski February 5, 2009
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When Archer suffers a severe seizure, his sister, Addison and his girlfriend, Naomi, aggressively search for the cause and cure, even calling Addison's ex-husband, Derek, for counsel. Meanwhile, Violet tells Sheldon and Pete that she is pregnant, and a seven year-old patient is abandoned, left for Cooper to care for.
25 16 "Ex-Life" Mark Tinker Jon Cowan, Robert Rovner, Krista Vernoff & Debora Cahn February 12, 2009
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As Archer recoups from surgery, Derek has Addison work with his pregnant neuro patient. After Sam suffers a sudden asthma attack, Bailey and Naomi work together to find the root cause of Sam's sudden attack, and at Oceanside Wellness, Cooper, Violet and Pete work together to treat a mother suffering from postpartum depression.
Part two of a crossover that began on Grey's Anatomy's Before and After.
26 17 "Wait and See" Michael Zinberg Steve Blackman February 19, 2009
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As Naomi and Archer grow closer as a couple, Addison suspects that her brother may have returned to his old, bachelor ways. Meanwhile, Dell, Addison and Naomi heatedly debate the pros and cons of gender reassignment surgery when their patients' newborn child is born with both male and female sex organs, and Violet and Sheldon settle some of their own issues when they co-lead a couples' therapy group.
27 18 "Finishing" Donna Deitch Shonda Rhimes March 12, 2009
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Addison is attracted to a colleague at St. Ambrose Hospital who turns out to be more than she bargained for. Pete and Sheldon team up to persuade Violet to take a paternity test, but she firmly resists their efforts, and Naomi helps Sam plan romantic activities with Sonya after he accidentally calls her "Naomi" in bed.
28 19 "What Women Want" Mark Tinker Lauren Schmidt March 19, 2009
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After Addison discovers that a mentally unbalanced pregnant patient has lost her baby, Violet must convince her that the baby has died and that surgery is necessary, while Cooper must tell a longtime patient he must remove part of his jaw due to a fast-growing cancer. Meanwhile, Dell copes with the absence of his daughter after his ex moves for a new job, and Sam and Addison find themselves suppressing their feelings for two very unattainable people.
29 20 "Do the Right Thing" Eric Stoltz Craig Turk March 26, 2009
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Cooper struggles with a patient's mother, who is allowing her 12-year-old daughter to be sexually active. Meanwhile Pete begins dating his patient's fun and outgoing mom, causing a bit of jealousy in Violet. Sam has to take the stand during a malpractice trial for a colleague, and Addison continues to fight her feelings for a very persistent Noah.
30 21 "What You Do for Love" Tom Verica Ayanna A. Floyd April 23, 2009
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When a pregnant woman starts to show signs of heart complications, Addison rushes her St. Ambrose where Noah is standing by to help. Meanwhile at Oceanside Wellness, Sam notices Naomi frequently sneaking away from the clinic, and her elusiveness causes him to rethink their friendship. Pete's relationship with Lisa becomes complicated by Violet's ever-present pregnancy and Sheldon decides it's time to take a stand.
31 22 "Yours, Mine & Ours" Michael Zinberg Jon Cowan & Robert Rovner April 30, 2009
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As Violet chooses between Pete and Sheldon, a grief-stricken patient poses a danger to her. Addison faces her feelings for Noah as Morgan goes into labor. Dell has concerns for his daughter when a drugged-out Heather returns to town, and Naomi must decide if it's in her best interest to stay with Oceanside Wellness or start anew at Pacific Wellcare.

DVD Release[edit | edit source]

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The "Private Practice: The Complete Second Season" boxset was released in region 1 on September 15, 2009 by ABC Studios. On March 1, 2010 and November 2, 2009, the DVD was released in regions 2 and 4 respectively. The run time of the DVD is 946 minutes.

Set Details[edit | edit source]

The boxset contains the 22 episodes of the season, with two extended. The DVD box contains 6 discs. Other set details are:

  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround)
  • 1.78:1 aspect ratio
  • Subtitles: English, French, and Spanish

Special Features[edit | edit source]

Additional to the episodes, the season 2 DVD set also contains a couple of special features:

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