Private Practice Season 6 Review “You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till It’s Gone” – When It Rains, It Pours

Private Practice Season 6 Episode 4 "You Don't Know What You've Got Till It's Gone" (7)

What . . . a . . . night!

Life moved on after the recent personal losses and shocks on Private Practice and it did so in a most dramatic fashion. As the rain fell outside, the troubled patients poured into the ER.

The overwhelmed doctors got a little assist from Dr. James Patterson who joined the fray as Pete’s replacement. Patterson wasted no time bumping heads with his new colleagues, taking issue with Coop’s decision not to call child services for a frequently injured young patient and questioning Amelia’s dismissal of a man whose condition was wrongly diagnosed as pregnancy sympathy.

I can only imagine what will happen once Dr. Patterson gets a closer look at the frequently blurred lines of professionalism between the Private Practice docs and their patients. Charlotte is probably one of the only bosses who can get away with “yakking” on someone shoes their first day and still finding a way to bond with them at the end of a long shift.

A familiar face returned this week as Sheldon’s troubled, would-be pedophile patient Nick joined the ER fracas due to complications with his new medication. Was I the only one who worried a bit once the young girl (Sarah) with the bickering parents went missing? Nick’s medication seems to be working but with this being his second appearance, I suspect his story is not done.

My heart absolutely broke when Violet had to tell Sarah’s parents that she would never walk through the hospital door. Seriously, where the hell is Sarah? I hope this story is revisited and I certainly hope that Sarah’s disappearance is not related to Nick. I know, wishful thinking.

Despite bumping heads with many of his new colleagues, Dr. Patterson just may fit in as he sought to play hard after working a hard shift in the ER. I liked his chemistry with Amelia and would like to see her find companionship before the series end.

Overall, I thought this week’s episode of Private Practice was pretty good. I loved the change of pace that resulted from the doctors all working in the ER. I’d love to hear your thoughts. Sound off below!