Addison (played by Kate Walsh) inserting a needle into a beaten-up Carley (played by Ginny Weirick) while Sam (played by Taye Diggs) holds her down on the hotel bed

Rewatching ‘Private Practice’: “Worlds Apart”

As a new segment on WhatSamWatches, I will now be doing more informal reviews/commentaries on what I’m watching. And it’ll include shows I’ll be rewatching just because I feel like it. I did a review on Private Practice not that long ago but I’m binging the show from the beginning all over again anyway. So since I rewatched the ninth episode of season two last time, we’re now onto the tenth episode of season two of Private Practice.

Worlds Apart

Addison (played by Kate Walsh) leaning against the reception desk wearing a dark green sleeveless blouse
  • Kevin and Addison both seem happy at the beginning of the episode. But this is definitely the episode where things change.
  • Addison’s outfit really brings out her eyes. And I think this might be the first episode of Kate with her shorter haircut.
  • Even Cooper can tell Violet had sex.

Wyatt and Naomi

Naomi (played by Audra McDonald) in a seat looking at a file
  • Wyatt working with Naomi is really like the start of the domino effect of her going to work for Pacific Wellcare later.
  • It’s nice that Claudia (Wyatt’s patient) came to Naomi like she wanted her to. And that Wyatt left after introducing them.
  • I actually really admire Claudia’s reasoning as to why she wants to get pregnant even though her body’s already been through cancer.
  • At least Wyatt’s honest about wanting to win.
  • Every time they mention that Naomi’s supposedly the best fertility specialist in LA, I always think of Jake. In the last few seasons, he’s known as the best. Granted, this was after Naomi leaves to go to New York with Maya, Betsey, Dink, Olivia, and Fife. But still. And I know they didn’t write Jake in until much later but it’s odd that the two characters have never met. The two best fertility specialists in LA and Jake sees his patients at St. Ambrose. There had to have been some overlap somewhere.
  • I feel like Sam and Addison’s reaction to Naomi deciding to consult with Wyatt was overly dramatic. Especially Sam. Both practices should’ve just found a way to work together from the start.


Porter (AKA Evan) (played by Joey Luthman) talking to Cooper (played by Paul Adelstein) during his appointment
  • It’s hard to forget this kid. I like that they brought him back and I found his overall storyline interesting to watch.
  • That can’t be easy for Cooper to hear that his new 12-year-old patient’s living in his car.
  • I don’t usually say this, but I actually agree with Sam. They should’ve just called the police after finding out that this kid was kidnapped. Yes, Porter seemed fine but looks can be deceiving. It just happened to be sheer luck that the situation wasn’t worse.
  • Evan (as we later learn his real name) is visibly sick when he comes back to the office. But I guess with everything he tells Cooper, it’s easy to misinterpret it as nerves.
  • When they all get to St. Ambrose, it’s pretty clear that Cooper knows who “Porter” really is. I mean, he calls him Evan to his father’s face.
  • Evan’s dad should’ve stayed and fought legally if he really wanted to protect his son. Having them be on the run and living in their car is obviously not working.
  • Charlotte did the right thing. I said what I said. But it’s still sweet that she covered for Cooper anyway.

The Call Girl

Carley (played Ginny Weirick) talking to Addison (played by Kate Walsh) during her appointment
  • The call storyline is interesting. Especially Addison’s take on it.
  • I do agree that Carley and her friends still deserve access to healthcare without feeling judged or ostracized. So it’s nice that Addison gives her her card.
  • It’s funny that Cooper starts sucking in his gut when he finds out about all the call girls in the lobby.
  • Of course, Kevin immediately knows they’re all call girls. It’s part of the job. Side note, it’s cute that he came to visit.
  • I agree with Kevin. He still should’ve followed her or something when she went to go help Carley. Even Sam agrees with him. I find it weird that I’m agreeing with Sam throughout this episode because it’s definitely a rarity.
  • Overall, I’m glad that Addison decided she couldn’t keep doing this for Carley. But I am glad that she still told her how to get treated at the hospital without having to use her parent’s insurance or giving them her name. At least then, she’d still be treated.
  • The short scene between Cooper and Addison was actually really sweet. They didn’t get enough scenes together on the show, in my opinion.

Pete, Violet, and Meg

Meg (played by Jayne Brook) talking to Pete (played by Tim Daly)
  • It’s definitely awkward between Pete and Violet after they slept together.
  • Pete’s terrible at lying and keeping secrets. Meg can tell something’s wrong.
  • Violet answering every question with another question is a therapy thing. But it’s not a Violet thing.
  • I wonder if that’s Violet’s actual stance on cheating or if she just said that because she’s catching feelings for him.
  • Pete really did a number on Violet. She can’t even give Naomi advice.
  • If Pete and Violet really wanted to sleep together again, they could’ve at least been more careful. They didn’t have to hook up in the office again.
  • Meg deserved better.
  • It’s kinda funny that Cooper just doesn’t believe Violet when she tells him she slept with Pete.

Kevin and Addison

Kevin (played by David Sutcliffe) standing at the bottom of the stairs while talking to Addison (played by Kate Walsh)
  • If it were anyone else, they’d be appreciative of their partner sending a housekeeper to clean up their place. I think Kevin just took it the wrong way.
  • Kevin should’ve said something sooner if staying at Addison’s place bothered him so much. I know Kevin and Addison are very different and come from very different backgrounds, but Addison likes that about him. But Addison has no idea it bothered him at all.
  • Addison never thought of Kevin or his place as garbage. The fact that he just kind of assumes that she does is a little too insecure on his part. And again, he should’ve told her if stuff like that bothered him so much.
  • If Addison’s never been to Kevin’s house, he could just ask her to come sometime. I don’t think it was intentional. And as far as I know, she’s never made fun of where he lives. She sent her cleaning lady to his place because he was talking about how he dreaded having to clean up when he got home. It was supposed to be a nice thing and he made it seem like an insult.
  • I wonder if Kevin leaving Addison the money made her feel like a call girl. It’s hard not to draw that parallel, to be honest.

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