Serving Two Masters is the sixth episode of the second season and the 15th overall episode of Private Practice.

Short SummaryEdit

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.

Full SummaryEdit

Addison treats two pregnant women who share a husband. It is only due to finding that Laura's baby has DiGeorge syndrome that Daniel brings his other wife to be examined by Addison.

While out with Peter and Sam, Cooper shows his relationship with Charlotte. The next morning, the whole office has learned of his relationship.

During a night with Kevin, Addison becomes turned on. It is then in the heat of the moment that he whispers to her that he loves her. It causes her to revert to when she cheated on Derek, as she later tells him when she is sitting in the back of a police car after following him to work.

Violet is fed up with the construction going on below them, so she goes to investigate. She learns that it is Charlotte building a competitive practice. She refuses to mention it to Cooper.

Addison and Naomi learn that Dell has a daughter when they find that he has converted the storage room into his office. His daughter, Betsey, was born when he was 17 and her mother is a drug addict who has relapsed.

The two wives who hate each other realize that they can trust each other and not their husband.

At the bar, Sam and Pete are hanging out. However, Sam is out of practice.


  • Addison Montgomery
  • Pete Wilder
  • Naomi Bennett
  • Cooper Freedman
  • Charlotte King
  • Dell Parker
  • Sam Bennett
  • Violet Turner
  • Daniel Larson
  • Laura Larson
  • Amy Larson
  • Frances
  • Henry
  • Kevin Nelson
  • Burly Cop
  • Sam's Girl
  • Betsey

Main CastEdit

Guest StarsEdit


Medical NotesEdit

Laura LarsonEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Pregnancy
  • Treatment:
    • Pre-natal care

Laura came to see Addison during her pregnancy. She had a holistic birth plan, which Pete assisted her with. When she found out that the baby had DiGeorge Syndrome, she had a difficult decision to make about her pregnancy. She ultimately decided to continue the pregnancy.

Daisy LarsonEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • DiGeorge Syndrome
  • Treatment:

Baby Daisy was diagnosed in utero with DiGeorge Syndrome.


  • Diagnosis:
    • Anemia
    • High blood pressure
  • Treatment:
    • Oral medication

Henry came into the practice to see Sam. He had lost weight and was anemic. He also had high blood pressure. He'd been taking medication for that, but the stress of caring for his wife was getting to him.


  • Diagnosis:
    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Head injury
    • Normal-Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Treatment:
    • Spinal tap
    • Residential care

Frances had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. When her husband was helping her out of the tub, she fell and hit her head. Naomi and Sam met her at the hospital and Naomi asked if her doctor had done a CT before diagnosing her with Alzheimer's, which the doctor hadn't. Naomi suspected she didn't have Alzheimer's, but instead had normal-pressure hydrocephalus. She was too frail for neurosurgery, but Naomi suggested that they could do a spinal tap, which would remove enough fluid for her to be lucid temporarily. They did the tap and she was lucid and convinced Henry to put her in a residential facility.

Amy LarsonEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Pregnancy
  • Treatment:
    • Ultrasound
    • Vaginal delivery

Amy came into the practice for an ultrasound and testing after Daniel's other wife's baby was suspected of having DiGeorge Syndrome, which is genetic. Addison did the ultrasound and pronounced her baby perfectly healthy. She later went into labor at the practice. She delivered her baby with Laura holding her hand.


Song Performer Scene
"Give It to Me Baby" Rick James
  • Addison drinks wine while she waits for Kevin.
  • Kevin tells her about his day.
  • They start kissing, but Addison is turned off when hen he tells her he loves her.
  • Sam, Cooper, and Pete try to pick up women at a bar.
  • Cooper goes over to Charlotte and leads her out, impressing Sam and Pete.
"TKO" Le Tigre
  • Addison talks to Naomi on the phone as she follows Kevin.
  • Her car is suddenly surrounded by cops and she is arrested.
  • Kevin is shocked to see her.
"Robin in the Snow" Sonya Kitchell
  • Violet tells Charlotte she's going to tell Cooper the truth.
  • Henry waits for Frances to wake up and tells her about their last happy memory.
  • Frances wakes up and asks Henry where she is. She's lucid.
  • Frances convinces Henry to put her in a home. He promises he will.
  • Amy starts pushing. Laura comes in and holds Amy's hand as she pushes.
"Mad About You" Belinda Carlisle
  • Pete and Sam are at a bar when a woman comes up beside them. After she's gone, Sam tells Pete he's ready to date.
  • Cooper tells Charlotte he told the others about them dating. He says even Violet is happy for them.
  • Kevin comes to Addison's door. He asks for an explanation.
  • Addison tells Kevin what happened with Derek and Mark.
  • They start kissing.

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • This episode scored 7.14 million viewers.


Episode StillsEdit


See AlsoEdit

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