Addison performs a complex in utero surgery, proving not only her talents to her father but also finally giving them some common ground. Meanwhile, Sam and Naomi deal with their own family crisis when they discover their daughter is growing up way too fast, and Violet does the unthinkable.
Episode in detail.
- Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Montgomery
- Tim Daly as Dr. Pete Wilder
- Audra McDonald as Dr. Naomi Bennett
- Paul Adelstein as Dr. Cooper Freedman
- KaDee Strickland as Dr. Charlotte King
- Chris Lowell as Dell Parker (credit only)
- Taye Diggs as Dr. Sam Bennett
- Amy Brenneman as Dr. Violet Turner
- Mimi Kennedy as Eleanor Bergin
- Devon Gummersall as Ronald Bergin
- Rebecca Field as Rachel Gold
- Jonathan Goldstein as Rabbi
- Geffri Maya as Maya Bennett
- Stephen Lunsford as Fillmore Davis
- Stephen Collins as "The Captain" Montgomery
- Fetal hydrocephalus
- In-utero intracranial septostomy
Eleanor, 60, was 23 weeks pregnant and the OB noticed an abnormality in the baby. The baby had a build of cerebrospinal fluid. Addison looked at her scans and suggested that she could do fetal surgery. Because of her advanced age, Pete was concerned about the risks of the surgery. The baby's heart rate slowed down and Addison said they either had to operate or end the pregnancy. They decided to have the surgery. The surgery went well, but because of her age, the sutures didn't hold and she was leaking fluid. The second surgery went well and they were both stable afterward.
- Cooper Freedman (pediatrician)
- Well-baby exam
Ruthie, two months, was examined by Cooper and proclaimed to be healthy.
Shimmon's wife mentioned that after their most recent child was born, her husband wasn't interested in sex. Cooper referred her to Violet. Charlotte also sat in on their session, thinking it was a physical issue. Charlotte quickly diagnosed couvade, mimicking her pregnancy symptoms. Rachel wanted the condition to persist because she loves her husband, but doesn't want any more kids. Because of their strict religious beliefs, Shimmon wouldn't talk to a woman about his symptoms, so he spoke to Cooper. They then consulted with a rabbi to look for other options for the Golds.
- Birth control pills
Violet told Rachel she appeared to have mild anemia, common in new mothers. She gave her birth control pills, saying that among other things, it treats iron-deficient anemia.
|"Doubtful Comforts"||Blue Roses||
|"Love Me Through"||Port O'Brien||
|"Off the Wall"||Cham Pain||
|"Can't Treat Me That Way"||Kate Earl||
Notes and TriviaEdit
- This episode scored 9.21 million viewers.
- This episode's title is likely a reference to the 1961 or 1998 movie The Parent Trap.
- This episode is the first part of a two-hour Private Practice event with Blowups.
A complete overview of this episode's crew can be found here.
|Private Practice Season 3|
|#01||"A Death in the Family"||#09||"The Parent Trap"||#17||"Triangles"|
|#02||"The Way We Were"||#10||"Blowups"||#18||"Pulling the Plug"|
|#03||"Right Here, Right Now"||#11||"Another Second Chance"||#19||"Eyes Wide Open"|
|#04||"Pushing the Limits"||#12||"Best Laid Plans"||#20||"Second Choices"|
|#06||"Slip Slidin' Away"||#14||"Love Bites"||#22||"In the Name of Love"|
|#07||"The Hard Part"||#15||"'Til Death Do Us Part"||#23||"The End of a Beautiful Friendship"|
|#08||"Sins of the Father"||#16||"Fear of Flying"|
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