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Private Practice: The Standing Eight Count

Pete, Violet, Sam and Addison adjust to their new, singles lives in different ways. Addison questions how much she wants a baby and confides in Jake, Violet considers an offer to go on a date with a young, hot paramedic, and Sam and Pete have a bachelors' night at a local bar. Meanwhile, Charlotte faces a personal, ethical dilemma when Amelia uncovers a secret about Mason's mom, Erica, and Sheldon refuses to bend to the pressure when an old friend from the police force wants him to rubber stamp a fellow cop suffering from PTSD.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x11
Airdate: Thursday January 12th, 2012

Director: Scott Printz
Writer: Zahir McGhee

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) May 03, 2012

  • Currently 5.8/10
5.8/10 (4 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
A.J. LangerA.J. Langer
As Erica
Stephen AmellStephen Amell
As Scott Becker
Main Cast
Kate WalshKate Walsh
As Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery
Taye DiggsTaye Diggs
As Dr. Sam Bennett
Paul AdelsteinPaul Adelstein
As Dr. Cooper Freedman
Tim DalyTim Daly
As Dr. Pete Wilder
KaDee StricklandKaDee Strickland
As Dr. Charlotte King
Amy BrennemanAmy Brenneman
As Dr. Violet Turner
Brian BenbenBrian Benben
As Dr. Sheldon Wallace
Caterina ScorsoneCaterina Scorsone
As Dr. Amelia Shepherd
Benjamin BrattBenjamin Bratt
As Dr. Jake Reilly


The scene opens and Mason blows away Cooper in spelling battle as the kid preps for a big bee; he is preparing really hard from the look of things, and seems really good with his spellings. It's troubling how bad Coop is when it comes to spellings though, but Amelia is more concerned about the fact that Erica can't seem to grasp a glass; which in itself is a worrying sign, and something which she presumes can really be good. She wants to do some tests as she wants to confirm her apprehensions, but Erica puts the kibosh on that idea, as she doesn’t want her family to know. Amelia though is really worried, and purses this matter further...

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