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Private Practice: Playing God

The man responsible for endangering Maya's life and killing Dell shows up at Oceanside Wellness with a heart condition, and Sam struggles with his responsibility to help; contrary to Violet's warnings, Pete volunteers at a friend's home medical clinic and ultimately puts a patient's life at risk; and news of Addison's new romance doesn't go over well.

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Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x3
Airdate: Thursday October 07th, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Net 5) Jan 17, 2011

Guest Stars
Alice LoAlice Lo
As Suchin
Greg AinsworthGreg Ainsworth
As Bob Yates
James RemarJames Remar
As Gibby
Jossie ThackerJossie Thacker
As the anethesiologist
Matthew LenhartMatthew Lenhart
As the O.R. nurse
Raymond MaRaymond Ma
As Kwan
Tessa MunroTessa Munro
As Dr. Campbell
Tom VirtueTom Virtue
As Dr. Warren


Naomi's ex husband, Sam, found out that Addison, his girlfriend, had told Naomi about the two of them dating and he was a bit shocked, taken aback. When he questioned Addison about it, she confessed that she had. Was he upset about it? He said he was, that he felt the two of them should have told Naomi together, but that he was glad it was done.
Naomi thought about it some, decided that in her heart, she was ready to move on with her life, but that she did feel the two of them had been sneaking about and should have been upfront and truthful with her about it. She took some time to write out a long letter to Addison, who had been and still was her best friend, to express her real, true feelings. When Addison came into Naomi's office on some minor matter, Naomi worked up enough courage, even though she was Addison's boss, to read her the letter, highlighting the fact that she should always tell the truth. Sam had revealed to Addison why he had quit doing surgery twelve years ago: he had let a murderer, for whose heart surgery Sam was responsible, die on the operating table. He didn't feel competent enough to do any more surgery, just consulting and teaching in the future. Naomi had confessed to Addison that that was the beginning of the end of Sam and Naomi's marriage and that she had never really known why he'd given up on surgery and on them. Addison had told her what Sam had told her and now that she understood, for Addison to take good care of Sam, that Sam needed Addison more than ever. Naomi revealed that Sam was a very stubborn man, sometimes not even knowing that he really needed his woman's support and concern. Addison promised to listen to Sam, to offer her support and she and Naomi parted still best friends, though stinging a mite...

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