Private Practice (season 4)

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Private Practice (season 4)
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Starring
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Release
Original network ABC
Original release September 23, 2010 (2010-09-23) – May 19, 2011 (2011-05-19)
Season chronology
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List of Private Practice episodes

The fourth season of Private Practice premiered on September 23, 2010, and concluded on May 19, 2011. The season consisted of 22 episodes.

Plot[edit]

Addison and Sam continue their relationship, and eventually hit a rough patch when Addison decides that she wants a baby, and Sam doesn't want one because he already has Maya and Olivia. Addison's life gets complicated when she is forced to sit by her mother's wife's side and watch her die, because of the DNR, and is faced with the repercussions when her mother commits suicide. After going to therapy, Addison decides that she needs to take her life in a new direction, and not do everything that she always does, and meets a man at the super-market. She begins seeing the man, but doesn't know who he is and eventually agrees to go to Fiji with him, until she goes back to Sam and rekindles their relationship but says that she still wants a baby. Naomi inherits millions from her boyfriend William White following his death. On top of having to deal with his death, Naomi also has to deal with the fact that her best friend and ex-husband are in a real relationship now. She is easing well into her new role as a grandmother, even though she was less than thrilled to find out her 16-year-old daughter Maya was pregnant. Naomi eventually admits that she isn't happy with where her life is at the moment and makes a decision to find her purpose elsewhere. Sam and Addison are still dating but are at different points in their lives. Addison wants a child, but Sam has a child and a grandchild so he would rather just enjoy their time together and put off having kids indefinitely. Sam's biggest challenge is that he is in a relationship with Addison but she is pulling away, so he ends up kissing Naomi which leads him to believe that maybe there is still a chance for a romantic relationship between them. Naomi's head is elsewhere so neither women (Addison or Naomi) is actually on the same page as him.

Cooper and Charlotte are forced to deal with the aftermaths of Charlotte's rape, but Cooper doesn't know about the rape until long after it has happened. After being raped Charlotte decides not to tell Cooper, or the police, but soon after hearing Violet's rape story she finds that she needs to come clean and decides to tell Cooper about everything. Cooper and Charlotte are faced with not being able to prosecute the rapist when her lawyer states everything was thrown out when she lied. Cooper and Charlotte try to get their lives back together, including their sex lives, but are forced to put it on hold when Charlotte can't even be touched because of the assault. Charlotte is again faced with her attacker, when he comes into the hospital after getting stabbed, but eventually puts everything to peace when she forgives him; At Bizzy and Susan's wedding they find that they are finally able to have sex again. While things at their own wedding get interesting when their parents decided they shouldn't get married only for Cooper and Charlotte to get married in Vegas. Following Pete's proposal these two finally get married and start to raise their child together. Violet gets a book deal, the details of which offend her friends and colleagues. Pete's past catches up with her when his brother comes to him telling him that their mother (who is in prison) needs his help. Violet pushes Pete to help his mother and through Pete's interaction with his mother details of his childhood are revealed.Sheldon continues to be the resident "therapist" to all his friends and colleagues. Everyone comes to him for advice so he is like their guardian angel who calmly pushes them all in the right direction. He starts an affair with a writer who gave Violet's new book a bad review despite the warning from Cooper that the affair is going to jeopardise his friendship with Violet. It is revealed that Amelia is a recovering substance abuser and that the reason she started in the first place was due to her father getting shot, which left her feeling empty and so she turned to drugs. She finally mends her relationship with her brother Derek Shepherd following his survival of a gunshot wound. She is currently helping her friend deal with a fatal disease.

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)
55 1 "Take Two" Mark Tinker Craig Turk & Steve Blackman September 23, 2010 (2010-09-23) 9.02[12]
56 2 "Short Cuts" Mark Tinker Sonay Washington September 30, 2010 (2010-09-30) 7.93[13]
57 3 "Playing God" Donna Deitch Sheila Lawrence October 7, 2010 (2010-10-07) 7.90[14]
58 4 "A Better Place to Be" Tom Verica Barbie Kligman October 14, 2010 (2010-10-14) 8.07[15]
59 5 "In or Out" Ed Ornelas Ayanna A. Floyd October 21, 2010 (2010-10-21) 7.66[16]
60 6 "All in the Family" Ann Kindberg Sanford Golden & Karen Wyscarver October 28, 2010 (2010-10-28) 7.68[17]
61 7 "Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King?" Allison Liddi-Brown Shonda Rhimes November 4, 2010 (2010-11-04) 10.18[18]
62 8 "What Happens Next" Michael Zinberg Jennifer Cecil November 11, 2010 (2010-11-11) 8.21[19]
63 9 "Can't Find My Way Back Home" Mark Tinker Fred Einesman November 18, 2010 (2010-11-18) 8.01[20]
64 10 "Just Lose It" Stephen Cragg Elizabeth Klaviter December 2, 2010 (2010-12-02) 7.90[21]
65 11 "If You Don't Know Me By Now" Eric Stoltz Zahir McGhee January 6, 2011 (2011-01-06) 7.67[22]
66 12 "Heaven Can Wait" Kenny Leon Barbie Kligman February 3, 2011 (2011-02-03) 7.05[23]
67 13 "Blind Love" Bethany Rooney Craig Turk & Steve Blackman February 10, 2011 (2011-02-10) 7.26[24]
68 14 "Home Again" Mark Tinker Krista Vernoff February 17, 2011 (2011-02-17) 6.73[25]
69 15 "Two Steps Back" Jeff Bleckner Ayanna A. Floyd February 24, 2011 (2011-02-24) 6.44[26]
70 16 "Love and Lies" Ann Kindberg Moira McMahon March 17, 2011 (2011-03-17) 5.97[27]
71 17 "A Step Too Far" Scott Printz Fred Einesman March 24, 2011 (2011-03-24) 7.93[28]
72 18 "The Hardest Part" Paul Adelstein Jennifer Cecil March 31, 2011 (2011-03-31) 7.35[29]
73 19 "What We Have Here..." Karen Gaviola Christopher Fife April 28, 2011 (2011-04-28) 6.68[30]
74 20 "Something Old, Something New" Mark Tinker Sanford Golden & Karen Wyscarver May 5, 2011 (2011-05-05) 6.89[31]
75 21 "God Bless the Child" Jeannot Szwarc Jennifer Cecil & Barbie Kligman May 12, 2011 (2011-05-12) 7.27[32]
76 22 "...To Change the Things I Can" Mark Tinker Craig Turk & Steve Blackman May 19, 2011 (2011-05-19) 7.45[33]

Ratings[edit]

# Episode Air Date Rating Share 18-49 (Rating/Share) Viewers (m) Weekly Rank (#)
1 "Take Two" September 23, 2010 6.2 10 3.2/9 9.02 TBA
2 "Short Cuts" September 30, 2010 5.5 10 2.8/8 7.93 TBA
3 "Playing God" October 7, 2010 5.3 9 2.9/8 7.90 TBA
4 "A Better Place to Be" October 14, 2010 5.5 10 3.0/9 8.07 TBA
5 "In or Out" October 21, 2010 5.1 9 2.7/8 7.66 TBA
6 "All in the Family" October 28, 2010 5.4 8 2.7/8 7.68 TBA
7 "Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King?" November 4, 2010 7.0 12 3.9/11 10.18 TBA
8 "What Happens Next" November 11, 2010 5.7 10 2.9/8 8.21 TBA
9 "Can't Find My Way Back Home" November 18, 2010 5.5 10 2.9/9 8.01 TBA
10 "Just Lose It" December 2, 2010 5.4 9 2.8/8 7.90 TBA
11 "If You Don't Know Me By Now" January 6, 2011 TBA TBA 2.7/8 8.17 TBA
12 "Heaven Can Wait" February 3, 2011 4.8 8 2.5/7 7.05 TBA
13 "Blind Love" February 10, 2011 5.0 9 2.6/7 7.26 TBA
14 "Home Again" February 17, 2011 4.8 8 2.3/7 6.73 TBA
15 "Two Steps Back" February 24, 2011 4.5 8 2.3/7 6.44 TBA
16 "Love and Lies" March 17, 2011 4.1 7 1.9/6 5.97 TBA
17 "A Step Too Far" March 24, 2011 5.4 9 2.6/7 7.93 TBA
18 "The Hardest Part" March 31, 2011 5.0 8 2.7/7 7.35 TBA
19 "What We Have Here..." April 28, 2011 4.5 7 2.2/6 6.68 TBA
20 "Something Old, Something New" May 5, 2011 TBA TBA 2.3/6 6.89 TBA
21 "God Bless the Child" May 12, 2011 TBA TBA 2.3/6 7.27 TBA
22 "...To Change the Things I Can" May 19, 2011 TBA TBA 2.5/7 7.45 TBA

DVD release[edit]

Private Practice: The Complete Fourth Season
Set Details Special Features
  • 22 Episodes
  • 5-Disc Set
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround)
  • Audio Commentaries
  • An Inside Look: The Violation of Charlotte King- KadDee Strickland discusses how she researched and prepared for shooting this episode plus her work with RAINN.
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Bloopers
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
September 13, 2011 (2011-09-13)[34] April 2, 2012 (2012-04-02)[35] October 12, 2011 (2011-10-12)[36]

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