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Private Practice: The Time Has Come

Sheldon counsels Sam's friend, Rick, an Army veteran suffering from PTSD who harbors a secreted sexual trauma; Erica and Mason are involved in a nonfatal car accident that forces Cooper and Charlotte to further come to grips with their future; Violet and Pete struggle to navigate life after marriage when he finds her kissing Scott; and Addison and Jack attend a medical conference they won't soon forget.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x13
Airdate: Thursday February 02nd, 2012

Director: Mark Tinker
Writer: Jennifer Cecil

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) May 17, 2012


Guest Stars
A.J. LangerA.J. Langer
As Erica Warner
Scott Alan SmithScott Alan Smith
As Therapist
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
Benjamin BrattBenjamin Bratt
As Dr. Jake Reilly


The scene opens with Dr. Addison explaining how much she hates surprises. Things like surprise birthday parties and stuff. You are planning your birthday, but all your close ones pretend they don’t play a role in it, your home folks are all acting strange, and when you arrive home, with it looking like a dark and desolate place, and you feeling paranoid, everybody jumps into a frenzy. However, Addison’s therapist asks doesn’t she like the love and honor everybody has for her on that day. She does not want any of that. She hates surprises. Later, Scott arrives at Violet’s place with coffee. The share a kiss, but before long Dr. Wilder comes in, and is not really happy about what he sees. He drops their son back home, and wants to know if he should stick around for the nanny, or is she going to be around. He leaves with an angry look at Scott...

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