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Jacob Miguel Reilly
Biographical information
Status

Alive

Alias

Jake

Title(s)

M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Family information
Marital
Children
Professional Information
Profession
Workplace

Seaside Health and Wellness

Character information
First appearance

...To Change the Things I Can

Last appearance

In Which We Say Goodbye

Seasons

PP: 4, 5, and 6

Portrayed By

Benjamin Bratt

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Jake Reilly is the reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist at Seaside Health and Wellness and the husband of Addison Forbes Montgomery. Like his wife, Jake also has a double-specialty, practicing general surgery.

HistoryEdit

Early LifeEdit

Before coming Los Angeles, Jake was married to Lily Reilly, a drug addict, who had a 8 year old daughter, Angela. After he met her, he soon adopted her daughter.

One evening, Lily's drug dealer came to their home. Jake couldn't get rid of him, so he severely beat up the dealer. As a result, the police stepped in and Jake was arrested. His prints were taken and put into the system.

Jake frequently spent long hours at his office in order to unconsciously avoid Lily's drug addiction. Working was his way of escaping.

Lily died of an overdose and Jake was left alone to take care of Angela.

PersonalityEdit

Jake is a doctor who is incredibly devoted to his patients. He's willing to spend his personal time with patients if that's what they require.

He describes himself as patient and understanding. There is however, a limit to his patience, as demonstrated when Addison wouldn't open up to him about Mark Sloan.

RelationshipsEdit

RomanticEdit

Lily ReillyEdit

At some point in his life, Jake met Lily Reilly. They married and he adopted her 8 year old daughter. However, Lily was a drug addict. Even so, Jake loved her and always hoped that she would choose him over drugs. He once found her on the floor of the bathroom, where she had overdosed on drugs. He performed CPR on her until the paramedics arrived. She died of an overdose.

Before Jake married Addison, he occasionally talked to Lily, who had already died, asking for advice about Angela. Eventually, her spirit left him, saying he no longer needed her because Addison loves him and makes him happy. (The World According to Jake)

Addison Forbes MontgomeryEdit

When Addison's therapist told her to make a change in her life, she met Jake and they flirted over pineapples at the grocery store. They started seeing each other at a coffee shop. However, they both agreed to keep their identities in secret. Jake was going on vacation to Fiji and he asked Addison to come with him. She eventually accepted, but when at the airport, she realized it wasn't right to try to avoid Sam and the problems the practice was suffering.

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Jake and Addison at their wedding.

Later on, Addison started her fertility treatment only to find out that her doctor was Jake. He admitted he never left for Fiji. Flustered and embarrassed, she left his office.

Addison was extremely startled when she saw that Jake had applied for the fertility specialist opening at Oceanside Wellness. She insisted that there was something wrong with him as a doctor, but he was the perfect candidate, so he was hired.

Later, Addison decided to start fertility treatments again, and Jake was her doctor. He conducted two rounds of IVF on her. When both rounds failed, he helped her attempt to find a suitable surogate.

After Addison broke up with Sam for good, Jake told Addison that she wasn't ready for what he had to offer. He could love her, marry her, and make a baby with her, but she had to get ready. He couldn't have her pining after another man. Addison replied she could get ready.

After Addison adopted Henry, Jake moved in with her to be Henry's loving father. A few weeks after, Addison proposed that they get married, startling him and prompting her to lock herself in the bathroom. He insisted he never said no. A few weeks later, Mildred interviewed Jake (a standard procedure when adopting a child) where she found out about Jake's criminal history. Addison wasn't upset about this because she said that her, Jake, and Henry were all supposed to be together, and the judge would see that.

When Addison proposed to him one evening, he was stunned. He replied that marriage was a big step, and he wanted the two of them to be ready. Addison was humiliated, and locked herself in the bathroom. Their relationship was tested when Addison accused him of spending too much time with his patients. He shot back that everything was always about her. Fortunately, they got through it after Addison defended Jake to one of his former patients, Megan Stewart.

Jake proposed to Addison and they married after Henry's adoption was finalized. He stated to Addison that he knew she was "the one" when he invited her to Fiji and again when he saw her sitting on his exam table for the first time.

CareerEdit

Dr. Reilly graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and completed residencies in surgery and OB/GYN at Johns Hopkins, as well as completing a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He is also double-board certified in general surgery and obstetrics and gynecology. He started to work at Seaside Health and Wellness after Naomi Bennett left the practice.

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • He and Addison met while flirting over pineapples, which he hates pineapples.
  • When Jake is formally introduced, his lab coat shows, "Jake Reilly, M.D., F.A.C.O.G." with "Reproductive Endocrinology" on the second line, embroidered in script font.
  • He and Sam played intramural basketball in college.
  • Jake is the best fertility doctor in the country, second only to Naomi.
  • During his interview at Seaside Health and Wellness, Addison specifically mentions he is board certified in general surgery and OB/GYN; despite having completed a fellowship in REI, subsequent episodes and promotional material for Private Practice has not stated him being board certified in REI: this cannot be assumed as there is an insufficient evidence by the show to support a board certification in REI.

GalleryEdit

A more complete gallery with pictures of Jake Reilly can be found here.

Notable EpisodesEdit

These episodes are Jake-centric or otherwise very informative about his life.

Memorable QuotesEdit

  • Jake (to Addison): You're not ready for what I have to offer.
  • Addison: I can get ready.
  • Jake: That would be nice.

AppearancesEdit

Private Practice, Season 4

...To Change the Things I Can

Private Practice, Season 5

God Laughs · Breaking the Rules · Deal With It · Remember Me · Step One · If I Hadn't Forgotten... · Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough · Who We Are · The Breaking Point · Are You My Mother? · The Standing Eight Count · Losing Battles · The Time Has Come · Too Much · You Break My Heart · Andromeda · The Letting Go · It Was Inevitable · And Then There Was One · True Colors · Drifting Back · Gone, Baby, Gone

Private Practice, Season 6

Aftershock · Mourning Sickness · Good Grief · You Don't Know What You've Got Till It's Gone · The Next Episode · Apron Strings · The World According to Jake · Life Support · I'm Fine · Georgia on My Mind · Good Fries Are Hard to Come By · Full Release · In Which We Say Goodbye

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