'Private Practice' 100th Episode: 'It's very colorful,' says Kate Walsh

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What can viewers expect from "Private Practice's" sixth season? "Brilliance and fireworks," says Brian Benben. But according to Benben, the 100th episode will contain "even more fireworks."

Zap2it caught up with the cast and creative team of the show during filming of the season's second episode -- a.k.a. the lucky 100th -- over the summer. It airs Tuesday (Oct. 2).

Mum's the word on the details, but Kate Walsh informs us, "It's very colorful, and I can predict that you will laugh and cry."

Though "colorful" could mean a number of things, creator Shonda Rhimes tells us, "I think we're going to see the characters doing things that we've never seen them do before. We're trying to do very different episodes this season, and I think this episode is very different from our usual way of telling story.

"There's a little bit that takes place at the practice, but most of it takes place outside the practice, which is very different for us."

Given the show's new storytelling style -- more character-based, less procedural -- Rhimes also teases, "What makes it out of the box is the way it's told."

Any ideas on what else could make this episode pop with color?

The 100th episode of "Private Practice" airs at 10 p.m. ET Tuesday on ABC.
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