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Private Practice: Drifting Back

When a patient's partner and father are heatedly divided on his health care, Pete makes a decision that impacts everyone, including himself; meanwhile, Jake offers strength and experience to Amelia when he suspects she's being tempted to substance abuse, Sheldon and Violet treat a family concerned about the father's new sexual appetite, and as baby Henry draws Addison and Sam closer, they struggle to define their relationship.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x21
Airdate: Tuesday May 08th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Aug 02, 2012

  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (3 Votes cast)


Main Cast
Kate Walsh
As Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery
Taye Diggs
As Dr. Sam Bennett
Paul Adelstein
As Dr. Cooper Freedman
Tim Daly
As Dr. Pete Wilder
KaDee Strickland
As Dr. Charlotte King
Amy Brenneman
As Dr. Violet Turner
Brian Benben
As Dr. Sheldon Wallace
Caterina Scorsone
As Dr. Amelia Shepherd
Benjamin Bratt
As Dr. Jake Reilly
Griffin Gluck
As Mason Warner


The episode begins with Amelia telling her support group that she has been more than 6 months sober. Violet in the meanwhile, tells Pete that she is putting the house up for sale. Meanwhile, Addison discusses with Sam about the way she parents Henry. Meanwhile, Sheldon is back and happy to see Amelia. Amelia it turns out isn’t too happy to see him, and walks away angrily after seeing him. He is then told about the baby. Meanwhile, a patient Troy David is brought in with congestive heart failure. His partner is also with him. Meanwhile his father also comes in and is told about his condition. The father then tells the doctors to keep Troy’s partner away from him. Troy’s father is later told by Sam that Troy’s partner Roger has been by his side for the last 3 years that, he has seen Troy struggle with heart disease. ..

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