Stephanie came down to the ER to attend to Pam Reiter, who was in labor. Pam inadvertently revealed to Stephanie that Sam had previously dated Addison. ("You Don't Know What You've Got Till It's Gone")
When Charlotte was put on bed rest after the first of her triplets was born at 26 weeks, Stephanie was Charlotte's choice to take care of her. She decided to make Stephanie her private nurse, despite Stephanie being the floor manager. Stephanie continued to care for her during her pregnancy. When Stephanie told Addison that Charlotte had adjusted her own magnesium drip, Charlotte was upset and tried to get another nurse and then tried to fire Stephanie. Stephanie pointed out all the other nurses would rather quit than take care of her. ("Georgia on My Mind")
When Charlotte went into labor, Stephanie started off attending to her, but tried to leave when her shift was ending. However, Charlotte manipulated her into staying until the delivery was completed. ("Full Release")
Jake and Addison's WeddingEdit
Stephanie attended Jake and Addison's wedding at Sam's date. However, at the wedding, he slept with Naomi, resulting in her pregnancy. Despite cheating, he continued to see Stephanie. He later broke things off with her and she knew it was because of Naomi. ("In Which We Say Goodbye")
Stephanie was upset with Sam for not sharing any information about his past relationships. He talked to her and said he liked her and didn't want to be the guy she talked about to the next guy. ("Good Grief")
Stephanie was shocked to learn that not only had Sam dated Addison, but had been friends with him for over 20 years and lived next door to him. He hadn't mentioned anything about Addison to her. Sam talked to Stephanie about Addison and assured her that he and Addison were done. When Stephanie learned it had ended because she turned down his marriage proposal, she was even more upset. She told him she thought he was one and felt stupid for thinking that so early on. She said he was fantastic, but then said goodbye. ("You Don't Know What You've Got Till It's Gone")
They ran into each other again when Sam came to visit Charlotte, whom Stephanie was taking care of. They awkwardly greeted each other. When Sam came to visit a second time, Charlotte watched them interact. Once Sam was gone, she asked Stephanie if she was still into Sam. Stephanie refused to answer, but Charlotte asked her if she'd give Sam another chance. When Charlotte later told Sam to get back with Stephanie, he said he could make his own choice, but then told Stephanie he chose her and said he wouldn't make the same mistakes again. ("Georgia on My Mind")
Despite Sam attending Jake and Addison's wedding with her, Sam slept with Naomi, resulting in her pregnancy. Despite this, she and Sam continued to see each other without her knowing he'd cheated. Three months later, Sam started to break up with Stephanie. She tried to leave before he said it because she didn't want him to see her cry, but before she left, she told him the next time he got a second chance with a woman, he should mean it. She knew he was leaving her for Naomi, whom she said she actually liked when she met her. ("In Which We Say Goodbye")
She had a past boyfriend named Josh whom she lived with. He had a habit of getting high and cheating on her, so she kicked him out and threw herself into her work. ("Good Grief")
While Charlotte was confined to bed rest during the remainder of her pregnancy after the delivery of Georgia, Stephanie quickly became the only nurse who could tolerate her. ("Georgia on My Mind") During the delivery of the remaining two triplets, Stephanie stayed past the end of her shift at Charlotte's prompting. ("Full Release")
Notes and TriviaEdit
- She worked at UCLA before coming to work at St. Ambrose.
- She was 37 years old during season six.
- Although she was Sam's love interest during at least half of the season, she does not appear in the episode that is Sam-centric.
- Her mother wouldn't let her have gum as a child, because she said it looked like a cow chewing the cud. ("Georgia on My Mind")
|Private Practice, Season 6|
|#01||"Aftershock"||#06||"Apron Strings"||#11||"Good Fries Are Hard to Come By"|
|#02||"Mourning Sickness"||#07||"The World According to Jake"||#12||"Full Release"|
|#03||"Good Grief"||#08||"Life Support"||#13||"In Which We Say Goodbye"|
|#04||"You Don't Know What You've Got Till It's Gone"||#09||"I'm Fine"|
|#05||"The Next Episode"||#10||"Georgia on My Mind"|