Private Practice “Full Release” Season 6 Review

Private Practice Season 6 Episode 12 Full Release (6)
The penultimate episode of Private Practice finally returned to the traditional format after several weeks of character-centered episodes. The writers still managed to work in an individualized touch as viewers saw each doctor having a personal “chat” with Georgia, as she waited for her mom to give birth to her sisters.

The episode picked up with Charlotte going into labor. Cooper reassured Georgia that she would not be left alone while her sisters entered the world, as her “aunts and uncles” would be around to keep her company. Coop also tried, to no avail, to get Georgia’s aunts and Uncles to cast votes on the names for the soon to be born mini-Coops. Unsurprisingly, Charlotte vetoed their opinions and declared that the only people eligible to vote, including herself, were “Mason and those who provided genetic material.” That’s you, cooper.

We saw the first of what will hopefully be many happy endings for the Private Practice doctors. By the episode’s end, Charlotte had a new friend in Stephanie, a new home, a loving husband and four healthy kids – Mason, Georgia, Caroline and Rachel. I would have never guessed this is where Charlotte would have been when she first entered the screen on Private Practice, but I have truly enjoyed her character’s journey.

Speaking of happy endings, I’m truly hoping that there is one in store with Sheldon. He continued to open up this week as he introduced Violet to Miranda and revealed to Sam that he’d sought help for his prostate cancer.

As the first to receive a character-focused episode, it had been a while since we’d seen Violet. An awkward bookstore encounter with a well-intentioned cashier revealed that Violet was not quite past Pete’s unexpected death. It was a pleasant surprise for Sam to be the one to help comfort Violet, who opened herself up to a new friendship and decided that it was time to write another book.

In last week’s episode, we watched her move past some of the loss she suffered during her the lowest points of her addiction and open herself up to a new relationship with James. This week, she took another step forward by dealing with the loss of her child and embracing the possibility of having a child with James someday.

An episode centered on coming to peace with the past and looking forward to what’s next would not be complete without the saga of Addison, Jake and Henry. It was time for Henry’s adoption to become official, but the decision was delayed to due Henry’s social worker’s concerns about Jake. The man who seemed destined to be Addison’s knight in shining armor from his initial introduction to the show, came to the rescue. By the episode’s end, Henry was officially Addison’s son and its time to set a wedding date!

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