Homeward Bound is the twelfth episode of the second season and the 21st overall episode of Private Practice.

Short SummaryEdit

Addison, Pete, and Dell work with Wyatt to try to save a dying girl; Cooper follows Charlotte to Alabama after receiving the news that Big Daddy is dying; Violet and Sam treat an elderly woman who refuses to move out and live with her son but can't tell him why.

Full SummaryEdit

Episode in detail.


  • Addison Montgomery
  • Pete Wilder
  • Naomi Bennett
  • Cooper Freedman
  • Charlotte King
  • Dell Parker
  • Sam Bennett
  • Violet Turner
  • Sheldon Wallace
  • Sonya Nichols
  • Cynthia
  • Seth
  • Daron Rousakis
  • Annette
  • Maya Bennett
  • Wyatt Lockhart
  • Kevin Nelson
  • Gracie Rousakis
  • Landry (left) and Duke King

Main CastEdit

Guest StarsEdit


Medical NotesEdit

Julian RousakisEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Cystic fibrosis
  • Doctors:
  • Treatment:
    • CF Meds

Julian, 2, along with his father and sister, had cystic fibrosis.

Daron RousakisEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Cystic fibrosis
  • Doctors:
  • Treatment:
    • CF Meds

Daron, along with both of his children, had cystic fibrosis. He was having trouble, but his test results came back fine. However, because his daughter had burkholderia cepacia, they had to be separated. He was told that if he had contact with her, he would get it and they would both die. Despite this, when she was informed she was dying, she cried for him and he was unable to leave her to die alone. He handed off Julian to the doctors and comforted Gracie, exposing himself to the bacteria.

Gracie RousakisEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Cystic fibrosis
    • Burkholderia cepacia
  • Treatment:
    • CF Meds

Gracie, 9, had cystic fibrosis, along with her brother and father. They ran tests and it turned out she had burkholderia cepacia, a very dangerous bacteria common among patients with CF. Because of that, she had to be put in isolation away from her father and brother. When Wyatt heard about her case, he offered his help, saying he might have a way to save her. She was sedated and a piece of the infected tissue was extracted to test the antibiotics on. The antibiotics didn't work and Pete had to tell Gracie she was going to die. Unable to watch his daughter die alone, Daron broke isolation and left Julian with the doctors.


  • Diagnosis:
    • Transient ischemic attack
  • Treatment:
    • Evluation

Cynthia, 70, was in to be examined by Sam. She'd had a stroke and was at risk for another one. His son wanted her to relocate to Florida to live with him. Sam asked her to speak with Violet before making a decision. She told Violet she couldn't move, but her son wouldn't take no for an answer. While talking to her son, explaining that she didn't want to move, she had a transient ischemic attack, a warning sign for a stroke.

Big Daddy KingEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Lung cancer
    • Respiratory failure
  • Doctors:
  • Treatment:
    • Mechanical ventilation

Charlotte's father was in respiratory failure at the end of a fight with lung cancer. Charlotte had to go to Alabama to turn off the machines.

Violet TurnerEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Honeymoon cystitis
  • Treatment:
    • Antibiotics
    • Pain killer

Violet got honeymoon cystitis from having too much sex. Addison examined her and then prescribed an antibiotic and something for the pain.


Song Performer Scene
"Don't" Rachael Yamagata
  • Sam goes to comfort Seth.
  • Kevin and Addison have a spat over Addison's work. He's upset that she has to do research instead of going out.
  • Violet talks to Cynthia about Seth and Cynthia tells Violet about Annette.
"Don't Give Up" Clare Reynolds
  • Naomi tells Sonya she's nice.
  • Charlotte talks about her dad and Cooper turns of his machines.
"Love Is All We Have" Jesca Hoop
  • Addison has to tell Daron the treatment won't work.
  • Pete goes in to tell Gracie, who then screams for her dad.
  • Daron decides he can't let Gracie die alone and hands Julian over to the doctors to go be with Gracie.
  • Cynthia packs her bag. They don't think Seth will come.
  • Seth comes in and tells his mom he's trying to understand.
"Devil's Thunder" Rachael Cantu
  • Sheldon says he wants to get to know Violet better.
  • Sam says he wants Maya to know him, good and bad. Naomi's concerned that Maya likes Sonya more than her.
  • Charlotte starts to cry on the plane and Cooper holds her.
  • Addison goes to Wyatt and kisses him.

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • This episode scored 8.49 million viewers.
  • The title of the episode refers to Charlotte going home to Alabama.


Episode StillsEdit


See AlsoEdit

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

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