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      Season 5 – Private Practice

      2011 Drama List
      Reviews 75% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score Neonatal surgeon Addison Montgomery escapes from a dysfunctional love triangle, leaving her friends and foes at Seattle Grace Hospital behind for a fresh start in Los Angeles, where she joins a trendy public clinic run by her recently divorced friends, Sam and Naomi Bennett. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Jul 18 Buy Now

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      Episode 1 Aired Sep 29, 2011 God Laughs 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. Details Episode 2 Aired Oct 6, 2011 Breaking the Rules While interviewing potential replacements for Naomi, the doctors at Oceanside Wellness don't understand Addison's resistance to hiring Jake Reilly; Cooper disregards the law as he tries to help a young, sick patient. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 13, 2011 Deal With It A woman without a uterus asks Jake and Addison to help her have a baby; Amelia treats a woman with Parkinson's disease who is habitually unfaithful; Violet struggles with her life as a stay-at-home mom. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 20, 2011 Remember Me A woman from Cooper's past visits the practice; a pregnant woman experiences severe memory loss after a car accident; Violet and Sheldon argue. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 27, 2011 Step One Addison begins treatments for in-vitro fertilization; a sick friend asks Amelia to help her commit suicide; Sam and Violet face a patient who refuses to take his medication. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 3, 2011 If I Hadn't Forgotten ... Charlotte faces painful memories of a horrible tragedy; Amelia continues to spin out of control; Addison takes a step closer to motherhood. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 10, 2011 Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough Amelia's drug addiction accelerates as she begins writing herself prescriptions and skipping work; Jake and Addison face an impossible choice; Violet returns to work; Erica is irritated when Charlotte and Cooper bond with Mason. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 17, 2011 Who We Are The doctors stage an intervention for Amelia after she returns from a 12-day drug binge with her boyfriend. Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 17, 2011 The Breaking Point Amelia bonds with an 18-year-old woman as they endure painful drug detox in rehab; a patient in need tests Cooper's bond with his son; Addison collapses after rigorous fertility treatments. Details Episode 10 Aired Jan 5, 2012 Are You My Mother? Cooper must decide whether or not to punish Mason after he is caught stealing; Pete and Violet struggle to split time with Lucas; Addison prepares for a new baby; Violet and Jake work with polyamorists. Details Episode 11 Aired Jan 12, 2012 The Standing Eight Count Pete, Violet, Sam and Addison adjust to their new lives; Addison second-guesses her desire for a baby; Violet thinks about dating a paramedic; Sam and Pete have a guys' night out; Amelia learns a secret about Mason's mom. Details Episode 12 Aired Jan 19, 2012 Losing Battles A pregnant woman needs help after being badly beaten; Cooper, Charlotte and Amelia counsel Erica on a tough decision; Addison and Jake meet with potential surrogates. Details Episode 13 Aired Feb 2, 2012 The Time Has Come Sheldon counsels an Army veteran suffering from PTSD; Cooper and Charlotte are forced to deal with their future when Erica and Mason get in an accident; Violet and Pete struggle with post-married life; Addison and Jack go to a medical conference. Details Episode 14 Aired Feb 9, 2012 Too Much Sam finds his estranged sister in jail, heavily medicated and in a nearly catatonic state; Erica begins secret cancer treatments and refuses to let Cooper and Charlotte tell Mason; Cooper, Pete and Addison treat a drug addict's baby. Details Episode 15 Aired Feb 16, 2012 You Break My Heart Charlotte and Cooper bring Erica to Seattle Grace to speak with Amelia, Derek and Lexie about a risky surgery; Scott wants to take his relationship with Violet to the next level; Addison is caught in the middle of a dispute about a patient. Details Episode 16 Aired Feb 23, 2012 Andromeda Sam struggles to take care of his sister; Sheldon finds out that Amelia has life-altering news; Addison and Jake continue to flirt. Details Episode 17 Aired Mar 15, 2012 The Letting Go Sam insists on caring for Corinne at home; Scott arrives at the ER after being beaten; Amelia must make a decision about her child; Jake visits his daughter at college; Erica's health takes a turn for the worse. Details Episode 18 Aired Apr 17, 2012 It Was Inevitable Charlotte and Cooper try to help Mason come to terms with Erica's rapidly deteriorating condition; Pete and Violet discover they still have feelings for each other; Addison tries to help Amelia embrace motherhood. Details Episode 19 Aired Apr 24, 2012 And Then There Was One Pete and Violet go to a marriage counselor; Amelia gets some devastating news; Mason refuses to speak to Charlotte and Cooper; Violet suspects the sister of one of her patients. Details Episode 20 Aired May 1, 2012 True Colors An illegal immigrant facing deportation tries to induce her pregnancy by herself so her child will be a U.S. citizen; Violet and Cooper work with a child who has gender identity disorder; Violet wants to keep going to therapy with Pete. Details Episode 21 Aired May 8, 2012 Drifting Back When a patient's father and partner can't agree on his health care, Pete makes a decision; Jake suspects Amelia is being tempted to substance abuse; Addison and Sam have difficulty defining their relationship. Details Episode 22 Aired May 15, 2012 Gone, Baby, Gone The Seaside doctors go to Amelia's side as she begins labor; Pete and Violet realize how they feel about each other; Addison must make a decision. Details

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      Matt Webb Mitovich TV Line Longtime viewers... were promised that a payoff five years in the making was coming, that "major news... happy news" was on the way. And boom, at the close of the show's spring premiere... debut, there it was, thank Judi. Mar 22, 2018 Full Review Christina Tran TV Fanatic Overall, I thought that "God Laughs" was a great way to kick off what appears to be an exciting year for our favorite doctors. I'm ecstatic about the developments for this season and especially for our girl, Addie. Rated: 4.5/5 Mar 22, 2018 Full Review Molly Horan TV Equals Grey's Anatomy is good at the shocking, jaw dropping season finales, and Private Practice can really dish out the sad, gut wrenching deaths. Mar 22, 2018 Full Review

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      Season Info

      Mark Tinker, Tom Verica, Ann Kindberg, Jeff Bleckner, Stephen Cragg
      Executive Producer
      Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, Mark Gordon, Mark Tinker, Craig Turk, Steve Blackman
      Craig Turk, Jennifer Cecil, Steve Blackman, Zahir McGhee, Christopher Fife, Shonda Rhimes, Elizabeth Klaviter, Adele Lim, Gabriel Llanas
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      Sep 29, 2011