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Eyes Wide Open is the nineteenth episode of the third season and the 50th overall episode of Private Practice.

Short SummaryEdit

When famed neurosurgeon Dr. Ginsberg and her team pay a visit to St. Ambrose to save the life of Kayla, Addison is shocked to see Amelia Shepherd - Derek's younger sister on the team. But Amelia's presence causes strife between Addison, Sam and Pete when she claims she can save Kayla's life after Dr. Ginsberg declares nothing can be done. Meanwhile, Charlotte seeks from Cooper's with a sex education seminar for the elderly that only leads to more tension between the two, as they try to figure out how to work together.

Full SummaryEdit

Episode in detail.


  • Addison Montgomery
  • Pete Wilder
  • Cooper Freedman
  • Charlotte King
  • Sam Bennett
  • Violet Turner
  • Sheldon Wallace
  • Geraldine Ginsberg
  • Gabriel Fife
  • Amelia Shepherd
  • Vanessa Hoyt
  • Eddie Lindy
  • Angie McConnell
  • Simon McConnell
  • Kayla Lindy (with Amelia Shepherd)
  • Oscar Schmitt
  • Nora (right, with Oscar)

Main CastEdit

Also StarringEdit

Guest StarsEdit


Medical NotesEdit

Kayla LindyEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Pregnancy
    • Coma
  • Treatment:
    • Surgery
    • C-section

Kayla, 32, was still in a coma after six weeks. Her husband called in Geraldine Ginsberg, a neurosurgeon, to try to wake her up. Ginsberg examined her and ordered tests. The tests revealed signs of a permanent vegetative state. Ginsberg didn't believe she could help, but Amelia suggested a possible solution. Ginsberg said it wouldn't work and fired her, so Amelia stayed behind and agreed to do the surgery herself. The McConnells asked her not to operate because the fetuses were close to viability. In surgery, Kayla started throwing clots, so Addison did a c-section and delivered all three babies. After Sam finished busting the clots, Amelia finished her procedure. After the surgery, Kayla's reflexes started to improve as she woke up.

Sheldon's PatientEdit

  • Diagnosis:
  • Treatment:
    • Intervention

Sheldon had to attend an intervention for a patient of his.

Oscar SchmittEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Arthritis
    • Prostate cancer
  • Treatment:
    • Radiation

Oscar, 80, said he'd been having sex and had pain in his pelvis, which limited his ability to get in the mood. He wanted meds to help his libido. Cooper suggested he make an appointment to see Charlotte to get an exam. She diagnosed prostate cancer. She suggested radiation. He was concerned about erectile dysfunction occurring as a result of the radiation. She said he'd have four or five years without the treatment. Cooper went and spoke to him to try to convince him to go through treatment. He was able to convince Oscar that treatment was the best option for him.


  • Diagnosis:
    • Prematurity
  • Treatment:
    • Intubation
    • Bypass
    • NICU Care

One of the babies wasn't breathing. Addison intubated, but she still had no pulse. She tried again and got a pulse. They then took her to the NICU for bypass.

Babies Two and ThreeEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Prematurity
  • Treatment:
    • NICU care

The other two babies were also taken to the NICU for supportive care.


Song Performer Scene
"Ca Plane Pour Moi" Nouvelle Vague
"I'm a Realist" The Cribs
"Wait a Minute Here" The Robotanist
"Follow Me Back Into the Sun" The Rescues

Notes and TriviaEdit

Private Practice Promo 3x19 Eyes Wide Open00:31

Private Practice Promo 3x19 Eyes Wide Open


Episode StillsEdit


See AlsoEdit

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

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