Private Practice (season 2)

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Private Practice (season 2)
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Starring
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Release
Original network ABC
Original release October 1, 2008 (2008-10-01) – April 30, 2009 (2009-04-30)
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List of Private Practice episodes

The second season of Private Practice premiered on October 1, 2008 and concluded on April 30, 2009. The season consisted of 22 episodes.

Plot[edit]

The first half of the second season dealt with the practice's financial troubles. Naomi reveals to Addison that they are in danger of losing the practice due to unpaid debt causing Addison to tell Sam. This in turn causes a shift within the practice making Addison the new boss. Adding to the drama was the competition of a new practice, Pacific Wellcare. This new practice, located within the same building as Oceanside Wellness, was run by Charlotte causing turmoil for her and Cooper.

Another happening within this season is the dynamic between Sam and Naomi who by the finale realize they can no longer be friends as well as the deepening romantic relationship of Cooper and Charlotte. Addison was romantically linked with Kevin Nelson (played by David Sutcliffe), a police officer, but later realized their relationship was going nowhere. Towards the end of the season, Addison falls in love with cardiovascular surgeon Noah Barnes, who as it turns out, is married and is expecting his first child. Matters become more complicated when Addison realizes that Noah's wife is one of her patients. Archer Montgomery (Grant Show), Addison's playboy brother, also made sporadic appearances causing trouble for her and Naomi. Archer was found to be with an aggressive brain tumor which was later diagnosed as parasites. Addison sought the professional help of her ex-husband, Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey). After Derek successfully saved Archer, Addison discovered he was back to his old tricks cheating on Naomi.

Violet stirred some of her own drama when she began dating Sheldon (Brian Benben), who works for Pacific Wellcare, and Pete. During the latter half of the season, Violet was found to be pregnant although she did not know who the father of her baby was. Furthermore, Violet found herself and her unborn baby at the mercy of a psychotic patient bent on taking Violet's baby by any means necessary in the closing moments of the season finale. Meanwhile, Dell struggled with his own issues caused by his former girlfriend's drug habits and the fight for custody of his daughter Betsey. Some of the medical cases that caused a stir and tension among the doctors at Private Practice was the issue of abortion (a first for the practice), the sex reassignment of a newborn, the sexual activity of a 12-year-old, the switching of embryos for two mothers-to-be and a young couple who later discovered they were siblings.

Cast and characters[edit]

Episode list[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
10 1 "A Family Thing" Mark Tinker Shonda Rhimes & Marti Noxon October 1, 2008 (2008-10-01) 8.16[1]
11 2 "Equal and Opposite" Tom Verica Mike Ostrowski October 8, 2008 (2008-10-08) 7.40[2]
12 3 "Nothing to Talk About" Helen Shaver Ayanna A. Floyd October 22, 2008 (2008-10-22) 7.98[3]
13 4 "Past Tense" Michael Pressman Craig Turk October 29, 2008 (2008-10-29) 7.93[4]
14 5 "Let It Go" Michael Zinberg Lauren Schmidt November 5, 2008 (2008-11-05) 9.54[5]
15 6 "Serving Two Masters" Joanna Kerns Emily Halpern November 19, 2008 (2008-11-19) 7.14[6]
16 7 "Tempting Faith" James Frawley Jon Cowan & Robert L. Rovner November 26, 2008 (2008-11-26) 6.33[7]
17 8 "Crime and Punishment" Mark Tinker Shonda Rhimes December 3, 2008 (2008-12-03) 7.78[8]
18 9 "Know When to Fold" Jeff Melman Elizabeth J. B. Klaviter December 10, 2008 (2008-12-10) 6.86[9]
19 10 "Worlds Apart" Bethany Rooney Steve Blackman December 17, 2008 (2008-12-17) 6.61[10]
20 11 "Contamination" Kate Woods Fred Einesman January 8, 2009 (2009-01-08) 8.98[11]
21 12 "Homeward Bound" Mark Tinker Sal Calleros January 15, 2009 (2009-01-15) 8.49[12]
22 13 "Nothing to Fear" Allison Liddi-Brown Jon Cowan & Robert Rovner January 22, 2009 (2009-01-22) 9.49[13]
23 14 "Second Chances" James Frawley Craig Turk January 29, 2009 (2009-01-29) 7.74[14]
24 15 "Acceptance" Steve Gomer Mike Ostrowski February 5, 2009 (2009-02-05) 12.91[15]
25 16 "Ex-Life" Mark Tinker Jon Cowan, Robert Rovner, Krista Vernoff & Debora Cahn February 12, 2009 (2009-02-12) 14.10[16]
26 17 "Wait and See" Michael Zinberg Steve Blackman February 19, 2009 (2009-02-19) 11.16[17]
27 18 "Finishing" Donna Deitch Shonda Rhimes March 12, 2009 (2009-03-12) 8.80[18]
28 19 "What Women Want" Mark Tinker Lauren Schmidt March 19, 2009 (2009-03-19) 9.74[19]
29 20 "Do the Right Thing" Eric Stoltz Craig Turk March 26, 2009 (2009-03-26) 10.12[20]
30 21 "What You Do For Love" Tom Verica Ayanna A. Floyd April 23, 2009 (2009-04-23) 9.08[21]
31 22 "Yours, Mine and Ours" Michael Zinberg Jon Cowan & Robert Rovner April 30, 2009 (2009-04-30) 9.70[22]

Ratings[edit]

U.S.[edit]

# Episode Air Date Timeslot (EST) Rating Share 18-49 (Rating/Share) Viewers (m) Weekly Rank (#)
1 "A Family Thing" October 1, 2008 Wednesday
9:00 P.M.
5.5 8 3.3/8 8.16 TBA
2 "Equal and Opposite" October 8, 2008 5.1 8 2.6/7 7.4 TBA
3 "Nothing to Talk About" October 22, 2008 5.5 8 3.0/8 7.98 46
4 "Past Tense" October 29, 2008 5.3 8 2.9/7 7.93 52
5 "Let It Go" November 5, 2008 6.2 9 3.2/8 9.54 30
6 "Serving Two Masters" November 19, 2008 5.0 8 2.4/6 7.14 50
7 "Tempting Faith" November 26, 2008 4.2 7 1.8/6 6.334 TBA
8 "Crime And Punishment" December 3, 2008 5.4 8 2.5/7 7.782 46
9 "Know When To Fold" December 10, 2008 4.9 8 2.4/6 6.859 44
10 "Worlds Apart" December 17, 2008 4.6 7 2.3/6 6.61 37
11 "Contamination" January 8, 2009 Thursday
10:00 P.M.
6.0 10 3.3/8 8.977 29
12 "Homeward Bound" January 15, 2009 5.8 9 3.3/8 8.494 TBA
13 "Nothing to Fear" January 22, 2009 6.3 11 3.6/10 9.487 19
14 "Second Chances" January 29, 2009 5.4 9 2.8/8 7.735 32
15 "Acceptance" February 5, 2009 8.3 14 5.3/14 12.91 13
16 "Ex-Life" February 12, 2009 8.9 15 5.7/15 14.097 4
17 "Wait and See" February 19, 2009 7.3 12 4.4/12 11.157 17
18 "Finishing" March 12, 2009 5.9 10 3.3/9 8.804 TBA
19 "What Women Want" March 19, 2009 6.8 12 3.5/9 9.736 19
20 "Do the Right Thing" March 26, 2009 6.8 11 3.6/10 10.123 18
21 "What You Do For Love" April 23, 2009 6.2 11 3.3/9 9.084 25
22 "Yours, Mine and Ours" April 30, 2009 6.7 11 3.5/10 9.702 26

United Kingdom[edit]

In the second season, Private Practice aired on Thursdays at 9pm (then 10pm) on Living, with the episode airing again (which aired that night) on Living+1 an hour later and on Living+2 two hours later.

# Title Timeslot Air date Viewers (000s)

Living/+1/+2

Weekly Rank (#)
2-01 (10) A Family Thing Thursday 9.00 P.M. June 25, 2009 351 #7
2-02 (11) Equal and Opposite July 2, 2009 373 #5
2-03 (12) Nothing to Talk About July 9, 2009 339 #8
2-04 (13) Past Tense July 16, 2009 344 #5
2-05 (14) Let It Go Thursday 10.00 P.M. July 23, 2009 319 #5
2-06 (15) Serving Two Masters July 30, 2009 344 #5
2-07 (16) Tempting Faith August 6, 2009 333 #5
2-08 (17) Crime and Punishment August 13, 2009 361 #4
2-09 (18) Know When To Fold August 20, 2009 390 #4
2-10 (19) Worlds Apart August 27, 2009 381 #4
2-11 (20) Contamination September 3, 2009 326 #4
2-12 (21) Homeward Bound September 10, 2009 398 #4
2-13 (22) Nothing to Fear September 17, 2009 302 #4
2-14 (23) Second Chances September 24, 2009 321 #5
2-15 (24) Acceptance October 1, 2009 387 #4
2-16 (25) Ex-Life October 8, 2009 378 #4
2-17 (26) Wait and See October 15, 2009 335 #4
2-18 (27) Finishing October 22, 2009 359 #6
2-19 (28) What Women Want November 5, 2009 353 #6
2-20 (29) Do the Right Thing November 12, 2009 360 #3
2-21 (30) What You Do For Love November 19, 2009 320 #3
2-22 (31) Yours, Mine and Ours November 26, 2009 361 #3

DVD release[edit]

Private Practice: The Complete Second Season
Set Details Special Features
  • 22 Episodes (2 extended episodes)
  • 6-Disc Set
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround)
  • Audio Commentaries
  • Extended Episodes
  • Deleted Scenes and Bloopers
  • Patient Confidentiality: Examining Season 2
  • Life Through the Lens: The Pictures of Chris Lowell
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2
September 15, 2009 (2009-09-15) March 1, 2010 (2010-03-01)

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