'Private Practice' covets in a crazy way
It's the season finale of "Private Practice" and we end this season with mixed-up embryos, crazy on drugs, crazy off drugs, two very pregnant women, no babies, a firing and a hiring, and lots of coveting.
Violet and Pete and Sheldon
Pete decides to follow Sheldon's lead and tells Violet that he should have fought for her, and that he wants her, and the baby, and in a very touching moment, that he loves her. Violet pushes him away. As Pete and Sheldon point out later, together, Violet is pretty much unable to realize happy when presented with it. But pregger hormones win the day out for Violet, and she realizes that she could indeed learn how to be happy, and with Pete.
Team Sheldon slinks away to the background. Sigh.
Naomi and Charlotte and Sam and Cooper
Naomi's medical license took a short walk off a long pier this evening when she realized she'd switched some embryos and implanted them in the wrong moms, and to make matters worse, one of the moms, Amelia, used the last of her dead husband's sperm to get, technically, Zoe pregnant. "No do-over" indeed. But Zoe wants to terminate and start over, and Amelia threatens to carry Zoe's child through to term and then keep it. The doctors bring in Duncan the lawyer, who recommends paying them off. The moms agree in the end to carry the babies to term and then switch them off. No harm, no foul.
The mess-up doesn't effect William's offer of Charlotte's job, however. He doesn't care about the mistake, and he still wants Naomi. Not Charlotte.
Charlotte is fighting for her job, but she's done fighting for Cooper. Cooper tells her Violet is getting together with Pete, and so he's finally free to focus on Charlotte, but she shows him the door. I thought she was over all that jealousy? Wasn't there girlfriend bonding and toenail painting? William, however, tells her that he needs someone with a heart to run his practice, and shows her the same door.
Sam, meanwhile, FINALLY admits his love for Naomi. But, she doesn't reciprocate, and takes William's offer to leave Oceanside. So both Sam and William want Naomi. Charlotte cuts Cooper off, deservedly, but is cut off herself. Naomi 2, Charlotte 0.
Dell is the fall guy for Naomi's mistake, whether or not he was the reason for the mix-up. He's benched from practicing and as he's dealing with that, Heather comes back, high as a kite, and offering Betsy back for $10k. Sam gives Dell the money, and when Heather returns with Betsy, he threatens to call the cops. He doesn't give the money to Heather, and she bolts.
And finally, Addison
Noah's wife Morgan is back, ready to deliver the baby, and boy, can she read some body language. The chemistry between Addison and Noah is coming off of them in waves. So Noah decides to tell Morgan of the feelings he has for Addison so that they can be together, but Addison blocks him from doing it at the last minute. However, she doesn't block him from almost consummating their cheating relationship. Morgan's going into labor does that. Addison is unable to deliver the baby though... the world-famous OBGYN is so distressed over her personal life that she, too, bolts, and makes Dell deliver Noah and Morgan's baby.
In the scary meantime, Katie, the delusional patient who lost her baby in utero a few episodes ago, is back, and off the meds. Moments after Violet basks in her future happiness with Pete, Katie shows up at her door with a syringe full of some paralyzing agent and a medical kit. She's rescuing her baby from Violet's body! She knows she's not crazy, and that her baby is talking to her through Violet's stomach! AAAIIIIIEEEEE! Pregnant women everywhere will now stop answering their doors. Cooper almost walks in to stop the C-section homebirth, but is called away by Charlotte, crying that she lost her job.
And so the cliffhanger of Season Two is watching Katie put the scalpel to Violet's pregnant belly, Morgan about to deliver, Naomi leaving Oceanside, Dell getting Betsy back, and Charlotte calling Cooper back after setting him free.
See you next fall. And I really loved the Birdhouse in Your Soul lead-in. Nice.