Nothing to Fear is the thirteenth episode of the second season and the 22nd overall episode of Private Practice.

Short SummaryEdit

Kevin becomes suspicious of Addison while she evaluates their relationship after kissing Wyatt Lockhart, Sam and Pete help a patient to die, Charlotte asks Cooper to marry her, Violet tells a patient some shocking news about herself and Naomi, Dell, and Addison help a woman decide whether to give her child up for adoption after complications from the birth.

Full SummaryEdit

Episode in detail.


  • Addison Montgomery
  • Pete Wilder
  • Naomi Bennett
  • Cooper Freedman
  • Charlotte King
  • Dell Parker
  • Sam Bennett
  • Violet Turner
  • Sheldon Wallace
  • Alexander Ball
  • Archer Montgomery
  • Nora
  • Judy
  • Kevin Nelson
  • Carrie Sinclair
  • Matt Sinclair
  • Tina
  • Andrew
  • Nurse
  • Wyatt Lockhart

Main CastEdit

Guest StarsEdit



Medical NotesEdit


  • Diagnosis:
    • Pregnancy
  • Treatment:
    • C-section delivery

Judy was in labor and giving birth. While she was pushing, the baby's shoulder pressed against her pelvis, so Addison had to push the baby back into the uterus manually and send Judy to the hospital so she could do a c-section. When the baby was born, he had a diaphragmatic hernia and Violet came in to counsel Judy as she made a decision after the Sinclairs left when told they'd need to make a choice.


  • Diagnosis:
    • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Treatment:
    • Surgery

When Judy gave birth, the baby was diagnosed with a diaphragmatic hernia. Addison said the baby needed surgery, but Judy was adamant that the Sinclairs make the decision as the baby was theirs now. When they walked away, Judy decided to have Addison do the more aggressive surgery. It was successful and he was stable after his surgery.

Alexander BallEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Stage IV-B pancreatic cancer
  • Treatment:
    • Chemotherapy
    • Acupuncture
    • Euthanasia

Alexander was in the practice getting acupuncture to treat the pain that was coming with his cancer treatment. Knowing that he was going to die soon and painfully, he asked Sam and Pete to help him die quickly. Pete was okay with it, but Sam opposed and since it's illegal, Pete told Alexander they couldn't help him. However, Alexander took matters into his own hands and took a combination of drugs to kill himself. Pete and later Sam stayed with him as he slowly started to die. When he saw that Alexander was still in a lot of pain, Pete went back to the practice to get a syringe of morphine to end his life. Not wanting Pete to do it himself, Sam gave Alexander the syringe and said that he and Pete would sit and not pay attention to what he was doing. He asked Pete it if was enough and when he confirmed that it was, Alexander pulled up his sleeve and prepared to inject the morphine. After he injected it, Sam and Pete stayed with him as he died.


  • Diagnosis:
    • Agoraphobia
  • Treatment:
    • Talk therapy

Nora, who was severely agoraphobic, came to the practice because her daughter was getting married and wanted her to be able to come to the wedding. Violet was paged away for an emergency before seeing her, but asked her to wait. When she came back, she found Nora hiding in the closet in her office. On the day of the wedding, Nora was unable to leave the car. Violet went there to counsel her. With Violet's help, she was able to go to her daughter's wedding.

Violet TurnerEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Pregnancy
  • Doctors:
  • Treatment:

Violet found out she was pregnant and didn't know who the father was.


Song Performer Scene
"Bizarre Love Triangle" Frente
  • Charlotte and Cooper finish having sex.
  • Charlotte proposes and Cooper thinks it's a fantasy scenario, but she's serious.
  • Violet is laughing in the bathroom as Sheldon proposes they take a day off.
"Orchids" Maria Taylor
  • Pete sits with Alexander.
  • Violet talks to Nora through the door.
  • Violet confesses to Nora that she's pregnant.
  • Nora leaves the closet.
  • The Sinclairs come back.
"Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" J.S. Bach
  • Violet walks down the aisle with Nora.
"Canon in D" Pachelbel
  • Tina walks down the aisle.
  • Nora tells Violet she'll be a good mother.
"Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground" Beth Rowley
  • Nora and Tina hug.
  • Tina and Andrew get married.
  • Cooper finds Violet in the closet and goes in there with her.
  • He tells her he's getting married and she laughs.
  • Violet tells him she's pregnant and doesn't know who the father is.
  • Violet tells Cooper that Charlotte's hurting.
"Fljótavík" Sigur Rós
  • Pete holds Alexander and promises to remember him as he dies.
  • Pete starts to cry.
  • Judy gives the baby to the Sinclairs.
  • Kevin says he's let it go, but Addison confesses that she kissed someone else.
  • Kevin leaves.
  • Cooper tells Charlotte he wants to marry her, but with their friends and family. She says she can't walk down an aisle without her father.
  • Addison goes to Wyatt's office.

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • This episode scored 9.49 million viewers.


Episode StillsEdit


See AlsoEdit

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

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