Private Practice

The WORST episodes of Private Practice

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Seattle fades into grey as renowned surgeon Dr. Addison Montgomery 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.

Last Updated: 6/21/2022Network: ABC (US)
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'Til Death Do Us Part
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6.98
906 votes

#1 - 'Til Death Do Us Part

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/18/2010

It's Maya's wedding day and while Violet helps Sam prepare, a furious Naomi still refuses to take part as she works with Addison and Pete to save a premature baby. Meanwhile, Cooper becomes suspicious of Charlotte's new boyfriend and thinks that he may be abusing drugs.

Directors: Kenny Leon
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Shotgun
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7.00
885 votes

#2 - Shotgun

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/4/2010

Addison and Cooper are counseling a couple who must pick a child to save with their newborn's cord blood. Meanwhile Dink wants to marry Maya.

Directors: Karen Gaviola
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Do the Right Thing
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7.04
489 votes

#3 - Do the Right Thing

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/26/2009

Cooper struggles with the mother of a patient after learning she allows the 12-year old to be sexually active. Violet is jealous after Pete begins dating a patient's mom. Meanwhile, Sam is scheduled to testify at a colleagues trial for malpractice; and Addison continues to fight her romantic feelings for Noah.

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Love Bites
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7.06
878 votes

#4 - Love Bites

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/11/2010

When Naomi refuses to help plan Maya's wedding, Sam convinces Violet to help her. Meanwhile the tension between Addison and Sam deepens when they treat a suicidal patient and Cooper and Pete treat a girl with a questionable bite mark.

Directors: Matthew Penn
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The Next Episode
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7.07
838 votes

#5 - The Next Episode

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/13/2012

A reality show centered around Sam sheds some light on issues in his colleagues' personal lives. Meanwhile, Sam's mother seeks his help after her boss falls ill; and the search continues for a girl who went missing from St. Ambros.

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Good Grief
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7.09
698 votes

#6 - Good Grief

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/9/2012

After hearing a patient's chilling confession, Violet turns to Sheldon for advice. Meanwhile, Addison tries to keep her grief a secret, Cooper and Charlotte adapt to their new reality and Sam confronts Sheldon about his denial.

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What You Do For Love
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7.12
540 votes

#7 - What You Do For Love

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/23/2009

Addison sends a pregnant woman to St. Ambrose for help from Noah after she experiences heart complications. Meanwhile, Sam begins to rethink his friendship with Naomi; Pete and Lisa's relationship becomes increasingly complex; and Sheldon takes a stand.

Directors: Tom Verica
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Fear of Flying
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7.14
987 votes

#8 - Fear of Flying

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/4/2010

Things get too close for comfort when Addison, Pete and Sam must come together on a complicated case involving a dad-to-be who comes down with tuberculosis and threatens the future of his new family. Meanwhile, with Violet still gone on her Costa Rican escape, Sheldon takes over helping one of her patients, Natasha, to get over her crippling fear of flying, and Naomi finds herself in a bit of a love triangle of her own.

Directors: Mark Tinker
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In or Out
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7.15
1236 votes

#9 - In or Out

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/21/2010

Addison butts heads with a new oncologist (Cristian de la Fuente) while treating a newborn with a malignant tumor; Pete is uncomfortable when Violet tries to help a parolee.

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Crime and Punishment
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7.15
547 votes

#10 - Crime and Punishment

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/3/2008

Addison and Charlotte fight to save the lives of a woman in a coma and her unborn child; members of the Oceanside staff clash with Meg; when a patient is suspected of murdering his wife, Violet seeks Kevin's advice.

Directors: Mark Tinker
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A Family Thing
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7.15
727 votes

#11 - A Family Thing

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/1/2008

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. Dell quits his job at Oceanside Wellness Group.

Directors: Mark Tinker
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The Parent Trap
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7.18
763 votes

#12 - The Parent Trap

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/3/2009

Addison performs a complex utero surgery, proving not only her talents to her father but giving them some common ground. Sam and Naomi deal with have a family crisis when they discover Maya is growing up way too fast. Violet does the unthinkable.

Directors: Donna Deitch
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Drifting Back
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7.20
735 votes

#13 - Drifting Back

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/8/2012

When a patient's partner and father are heatedly divided on his health care, Pete makes a decision that impacts everyone, including himself; meanwhile, Jake offers strength and experience to Amelia when he suspects she's being tempted to substance abuse, Sheldon and Violet treat a family concerned about the father's new sexual appetite, and as baby Henry draws Addison and Sam closer, they struggle to define their relationship.

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Losing Battles
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7.22
841 votes

#14 - Losing Battles

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/19/2012

Violet steps in to the middle of a dangerous situation.

Directors: Stephen Cragg
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Second Choices
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7.23
986 votes

#15 - Second Choices

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/22/2010

After her open-ended escape to Costa Rica, Violet has finally returned home and to the practice. Everyone treads a little lightly around her, especially Pete and Addison who have mixed feelings about Violet's desire to reconnect with Lucas. Meanwhile Amelia butts into Sam's personal life, pointing out that he can mend hearts in the OR but can't seem to do that for himself; and Sheldon encourages Charlotte to reconcile with Cooper, while Cooper deals with a young patient who eats everything in sight.

Directors: Jeff Bleckner
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Sins of the Father
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7.23
691 votes

#16 - Sins of the Father

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/19/2009

While Addison deals with the unwelcome arrival of her father, Cooper is arrested because he refused to cooperate in a case involving a longtime patient. Meanwhile, Pete will stop at nothing to keep a terminally ill patient alive for as long as it takes for him to meet his new daughter.

Directors: Tom Verica
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Playing God
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7.23
1041 votes

#17 - Playing God

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/7/2010

The man responsible for killing Dell and endangering Maya's life comes to the clinic with a heart condition; news of Addison's new romance is not received well.

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Love and Lies
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7.23
1024 votes

#18 - Love and Lies

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/17/2011

A couple wants to harvest eggs from their unborn child who is not going to survive, and the doctors cannot agree what the right path is; meanwhile, Amelia tries to comfort a friend while waiting for test results for Huntingtons disease.

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A Step Too Far
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7.23
1108 votes

#19 - A Step Too Far

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/24/2011

Violet's book launch party has finally arrived but Sheldon finds himself attracted to the doctor who criticized her book. A surrogate under Addison and Pete's care is caught in a complicated love triangle. Cooper and Sam must convince a family that their son's health must take a priority over his sports career.

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A Better Place to Be
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7.24
1149 votes

#20 - A Better Place to Be

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/14/2010

Emotions are stirred up at the practice when Dell's daughter arrives; a pregnant woman experiences chronic pain.

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Best Laid Plans
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7.24
773 votes

#21 - Best Laid Plans

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/21/2010

Maya shocks Sam and Naomi, while Pete and Fife disagree on patient care.

Directors: Bethany Rooney
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Slip Slidin' Away
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7.24
614 votes

#22 - Slip Slidin' Away

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/5/2009

The doctors venture into controversial territory when an unexpected new hire at Pacific Wellcare causes Naomi to struggle with the idea of genetically designing babies and Violet makes a sudden decision to try electric shock therapy on a patient. Meanwhile Addison somehow finds herself alone and with a cat.

Directors: Helen Shaver
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In Which Sam Receives an Unexpected Visitor
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7.24
639 votes

#23 - In Which Sam Receives an Unexpected Visitor

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/3/2007

Two couple are involved in an unfortunate baby switch, and the doctors must handle and solve it. Sam treats a client that may upset Naomi. A grandmother goes to extreme lengths to stop her son killing himself with alcohol, but her plan backfires.

Directors: Mark Tinker
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What Happens Next?
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7.25
1183 votes

#24 - What Happens Next?

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/11/2010

Charlotte suffers in silence after the assault; Addison tries to keep that night's events a secret.

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Andromeda
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7.26
928 votes

#25 - Andromeda

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/23/2012

Sam tries to take care of his sister, Corinne, but her mental condition makes that nearly impossible; Sheldon learns that Amelia has life-changing news; the flirtation between Addison and Jake continues, and Cooper rejects Charlotte's suggestion to seek outside help with Erica's care.

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