The BEST Episodes of Private Practice

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 6, 2019

Network: ABC (US)

From the Golden Globe-winning creator of GREY'S ANATOMY comes an ABC drama Private Practice. Seattle fades into grey as renowned surgeon Dr. Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh) aims to reinvent herself. The promise of a simpler golden state of mind has her working alongside medical school friends at California's Oceanside Wellness Center. But is the new life prescription her cure? Join Addison newly-divorced-but-professionally-bound Naomi and Sam Bennet the kissable Pete Wilder and Violet Turner -- a psychiatrist with her own issues -- as affairs of the heart bring on symptoms of love lust and high drama in a journey worth taking.

In Which We Say Goodbye

#1 - In Which We Say Goodbye

Season 6 - Episode 13

Naomi returns to stand by Addison’s side on her wedding day, Cooper struggles with the hardships of being a stay-at-home father, and Violet begins a new project close to her heart, on the Series Finale of "Private Practice."

star 8.18
177 votes
Gone Baby Gone

#2 - Gone Baby Gone

Season 5 - Episode 22

When Amelia goes into labor, the Seaside doctors - even those she pushed away -- come to her side as she faces the hardest decision of her life. Meanwhile, after Pete finds himself in life-changing trouble, he and Violet realize what they mean to one another, and Addison is faced with a choice.

star 8.15
162 votes
The End of a Beautiful Friendship

#3 - The End of a Beautiful Friendship

Season 3 - Episode 23

Maya and her unborn baby are fighting for their lives on the operating table, and Addison, Amelia and Fife try everything humanly possible to save them. Meanwhile, Sam operates on an incoming crash victim and later makes a grim discovery; Cooper makes an ill-timed but valiant effort with Charlotte, and the staff’s world gets rocked by an unexpected death.

star 8.06
156 votes
A Death in the Family

#4 - A Death in the Family

Season 3 - Episode 1

When Pete discovers Violet clinging to live following a violent attack from a patient, he rushes her to the hospital where Addison and Naomi work together to save her life. Meanwhile, the location of Violet's baby are still unknown.

star 8.04
147 votes
Directors: Mark Tinker
Writers: Shonda Rhimes, Jon Cowan, Robert Rovner
Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King?

#5 - Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King?

Season 4 - Episode 7

Pete finds Charlotte bloodied and bruised in the halls of the hospital, but only Addison learns the full extent of her injuries.

star 8.01
163 votes
I'm Fine

#6 - I'm Fine

Season 6 - Episode 9

During a dark moment in his life, Sheldon finds happiness with a new woman. Meanwhile, he becomes increasingly suspicious about his patient Nick's involvement in Sarah's disappearance.

star 7.93
168 votes
Who We Are

#7 - Who We Are

Season 5 - Episode 8

The Seaside Wellness group stages an intervention for a defensive and volatile Amelia, who has resurfaced after disappearing on a 12-day drug binge with her boyfriend, Ryan. During the intervention, Amelia mercilessly attacks her friends one-by-one, and Addison, in particular, has trouble seeing her sister-in-law in her present condition.

star 7.93
160 votes
Directors: Mark Tinker
Writers: Shonda Rhimes
Georgia on My Mind

#8 - Georgia on My Mind

Season 6 - Episode 10

Charlotte stresses the doctors out when she continues to run Saint Ambrose Hospital from her doctor-ordered bed rest. Meanwhile, scared that Charlotte might never leave the hospital, Mason begins acting out in school.

star 7.93
165 votes
Yours, Mine and Ours

#9 - Yours, Mine and Ours

Season 2 - Episode 22

As Violoet chooses between Pete and Sheldon, she must also deal wtih a grief-stricken patient. Meanwhile, Dell worries about his daughter when Heather returns to town and Naomi debates moving to Pacific Wellcare.

star 7.93
153 votes
Directors: Michael Zinberg
God Laughs

#10 - God Laughs

Season 5 - Episode 1

Cooper, Sam, Amelia and Charlotte try to save Pete's life after his heart attack; Addison's desire to have a child leads to a surprising encounter; Sheldon hopes to help Amelia with her alcohol addiction.

star 7.91
178 votes
Directors: Mark Tinker
Writers: Craig Turk
Apron Strings

#11 - Apron Strings

Season 6 - Episode 6

In this Addison-centric episode, her role as a parent is challenged when Henry's biological mother reappears and asks to be more involved in her young son's life. Meanwhile Addison reconnects with her mentor, who shares a very painful secret.

star 7.91
168 votes
The Way We Were

#12 - The Way We Were

Season 3 - Episode 2

Violet is physically recovering from her violent attack at home, but the emotional trauma she suffers from isn't going away, despite the best efforts of Pete and her other friends to help. Meanwhile, Addison and Naomi try to mend their tension-filled relationship, as Sam and Cooper treat a father, who has allegedly attacked his family, after he is stabbed by his wife.

star 7.91
136 votes
Directors: Donna Deitch
Writers: Patti Carr (1)
The Breaking Point

#13 - The Breaking Point

Season 5 - Episode 9

Amelia makes the hard decision to enter a rehab facility, and finds strength through an 18 year-old girl, as they both go through the painful detox process. Meanwhile, Cooper’s strengthening bond with his son is tested by his allegiance to a patient in need, Pete and Violet’s marriage reaches a tipping point, and Addison collapses from her rigorous fertility treatments.

star 7.91
111 votes
Directors: Jeff Bleckner
Writers: Christopher Fife
The World According to Jake

#14 - The World According to Jake

Season 6 - Episode 7

Upon hearing that he must meet with Henry's social worker during a home visit, Jake fears that an incident in his past will come to light. Meanwhile, Addison becomes skeptical of Jake's needy patient and James continues to pursue Amelia.

star 7.90
162 votes
Wait and See

#15 - Wait and See

Season 2 - Episode 17

Addison suspects that Archer is up to his old tricks; a patient's child is born with male and female reproductive organs; Violet and Sheldon co-lead a therapy group for couples.

star 7.86
118 votes
Directors: Michael Zinberg
Writers: Steve Blackman
The Hard Part

#16 - The Hard Part

Season 3 - Episode 7

Addison and Sam go for a hike in Malibu, they come across an expecting couple trapped in their car after an accident, they then perform urgent field care. Charlotte, Cooper and Violet treat a newlywed who, on his wedding night has taken too much Viagra. Pete and Sheldon go out to a bar together and end up falling for the same girl.

star 7.85
125 votes
Directors: Mark Tinker
Writers: Steve Blackman

#17 - Acceptance

Season 2 - Episode 15

When Archer has a severe seizure, Addison and Naomi use every resource possible to determine the cause and a cure; Violet tells Pete and Sheldon that she is pregnant; Cooper cares for an abandoned patient.

star 7.85
120 votes
Directors: Steve Gomer
Writers: Mike Ostrowski
Full Release

#18 - Full Release

Season 6 - Episode 12

Addison attends Henry’s court date and realizes that the judge still has some concerns about Jake’s past, Sheldon introduces Miranda to his friends, and Cooper’s efforts to secure a dream house are put on hold when Charlotte goes into labor.

star 7.85
178 votes
The Letting Go

#19 - The Letting Go

Season 5 - Episode 17

Sheldon warns Sam that he may be in over his head when he insists on releasing Corinne from the hospital and caring for her at home; a badly beaten Scott arrives at the ER and is placed under the care of Pete; Amelia is encouraged to make a decision about her unborn child; and Jake's daughter grills him on his love life when he visits her at college. Meanwhile, Erica's health takes a turn for the worse.

star 7.85
148 votes
Pushing the Limits

#20 - Pushing the Limits

Season 3 - Episode 4

Addison, Sam and Cooper treat the sick child of a homeless teen mother they met while volunteering. Meanwhile Violet has trouble relating to her baby when her feelings about her attack resurface during counseling of a rape victim who is now pregnant, and Cooper's financial woes catch up with him when he's asked to help buy out Naomi's share of the practice.

star 7.82
128 votes
Writers: Ayanna A. Floyd
Just Lose It

#21 - Just Lose It

Season 4 - Episode 10

Cooper is outraged when he gets bad news about Charlotte's sexual assault case.

star 7.81
152 votes
Homeward Bound

#22 - Homeward Bound

Season 2 - Episode 12

With her relationship with Kevin on the rocks, Addison finds herself attracted to Wyatt. Violet looks for a way to have a relationship with both Pete and Sheldon. Meanwhile, Cooper and Charlotte become closer after a family emergency.

star 7.81
136 votes
Life Support

#23 - Life Support

Season 6 - Episode 8

In an episode told from Cooper's point of view, we follow him from the moment of conception through a nasty fight with Charlotte, which inadvertently threatens the lives of their triplets. Meanwhile, Violet comforts a friend who is being advised to take her partner off life-support.

star 7.80
174 votes
It Was Inevitable

#24 - It Was Inevitable

Season 5 - Episode 18

As Erica's condition worsens, Cooper and Charlotte try to prepare Mason, who's in denial, for the worst; Violet and Pete find that they still have feelings for each other; Addison encourages Amelia to embrace her impending motherhood; and Sheldon and Jake treat a pregnant woman who was jailed for killing her other two children.

star 7.80
146 votes

#25 - Aftershock

Season 6 - Episode 1

Addison settles into her new life after making a decision between Jake and Sam; Violet fears the worst when Pete doesn't show up to his preliminary court hearing; and Charlotte swears Cooper to secrecy when she receives shocking news. Meanwhile, Amelia celebrates one year of sobriety and Sheldon rekindles a romance with his ex-wife.

star 7.79
173 votes