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Equal and Opposite is the second episode of the second season and the 11th overall episode of Private Practice.

Short SummaryEdit

Patients include a 17 year old teenager who wants to die against his father's wishes and a couple whose genetic secret reveals itself to Addison and Naomi. Pete does his share to generate business for the Practice and Violet wonders why her friendship with Cooper is falling apart.

Full SummaryEdit

Episode in detail.

CastEdit

  • Addison Montgomery
  • Pete Wilder
  • Naomi Bennett
  • Cooper Freedman
  • Charlotte King
  • Sam Bennett
  • Violet Turner
  • Charlie Jensen
  • Brian
  • Lisa
  • Jodie
  • Kirk Jensen
  • Ellen
  • Nurse

Main CastEdit

Guest StarsEdit

Co-StarringEdit

Medical NotesEdit

Brian and LisaEdit

  • Diagnosis:
  • Treatment:

Brian and Lisa, 23, came into the practice wanting to have a baby together. They'd been married for five years and had not been able to conceive. Addison and Naomi started running tests and found out that Brian and Lisa are brother and sister as their parents had used the same anonymous sperm donor to conceive them. They consulted with Violet before going to tell Brian and Lisa the news. After getting the news, Brian and Lisa said they still wanted to proceed with having a baby. Addison and Naomi said they wouldn't and no other option was valid for them. Lisa then requested that Addison tie her tubes. Addison declined and Lisa appealed to her to change her mind. When Lisa found out that Brian had known for a while, she rescinded her request and they set her up to talk to Violet.

Kirk JensenEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Bronchiolitis obliterans
  • Treatment:
    • Oral medication
    • Intubation
    • Mechanical ventilation

Kirk, 17, had bronchiolitis obliterans. Sam had been treating him for years. He came into the practice with his father for an appointment. They entered the room to find him not breathing, so Sam intubated him and they moved him to the hospital. At the hospital, he removed the tube from his throat and said he wanted to die. Under pressure from Kirk's father, Sam reinserted the tube and sedated Kirk. Later, Sam talked to Charlie and convinced him that he needed to let Kirk die. Sam extubated him and his father sat with him as he took his final breaths and died.

Cooper FreedmanEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Lice
  • Treatment:
    • De-lousing

Cooper got lice from one of his patients and Violet treated him with a lice-killing formula.

MusicEdit

Song Performer Scene
"Shake it Up" The Cars
"Home" Foo Fighters
"Flicker" Kathryn Williams
"Here's Where the Story Ends" The Sundays

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • This episode scored 7.40 million viewers.

GalleryEdit

Episode StillsEdit

QuotesEdit

Cooper: I'm sleeping with Charlotte King. And I didn't tell you because she said I couldn't, but also because- more because- I was scared of what you'd think. I'm scared of what I think because I like her. I really like her. I might almost kind of love her. And she's mean and she won't let me tell you about her, and she's bossy and rude and all southern twangy. And now I got lice, which I got because I don't have any patients, which sam never fails to point out. And do you think Charlotte would pick lice out of my head? Charlotte would burn me alive if I came near her with lice. And I want to dump her so hard. I want to dump her on her ass and walk away, but the idea of dumping her gives me this pain in my stomach that makes me feel like I want to vomit, so I can't dump her because of the maybe loving her. And it is killing me not telling you, so I'm telling you. I'm sleeping with Charlotte King.

Cooper: Yeah, I hate you, too, but you do matter. I wouldn't have told Violet if you didn't matter.

See AlsoEdit

A complete overview of this episode's crew can be found here.

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