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Private Practice: Apron Strings

In this Addison-centric episode, her role as a parent is challenged when Henry's biological mother reappears and asks to be more involved in her young son's life. Meanwhile Addison reconnects with her mentor, who shares a very painful secret.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 6x6
Airdate: Tuesday November 20th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Apr 01, 2013

  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Matt Long
As Dr. James Peterson

Co-Guest Stars
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
Benjamin Bratt
As Dr. Jake Reilly


The episode begins with a flashback to 8 months ago, right when Addison had adopted Henry. Next, Addison is shown talking to Judy, Henry’s biological mother. She makes it clear that she wants Judy to be a part of Henry’s life. “I’d like him to know where he comes from” she says. But, she also wants to set a few guidelines as she feels that would be helpful. Addison is told the common practice is, “monthly photos, weekly visits”. Judy reluctantly agrees to the guideline. Back in the present, Addison is shown telling Jake that, she isn’t crazy about an “open adoption” and she wants to “take Henry and run”. ..

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