Sunday, May 17, 2009

Private Practice 'What you do for Love' Review

After such a long break from the
Private Practice 'Do the Right Thing'
hanger dangling between Noah and Addison, we were left wondering which way the writers would spin the on-off love 'affair' between this heated pair.
Only to have a reminder of the couple's steamy, passionate, extravagant... kiss. What would you call Noah's fascination towards Addison that literally had him panting over her by her door step.

They gave us a brief introduction in 'What You Do for Love', but left us with unanswered questions as they switched over to Cooper and a pregnant Violet... which was kind of a disappointment. I haven't really been a fan of the Cooper-Violet-Charlotte triangle, but this scene was oddly amusing. Cooper is really fortunate to have a girlfriend like Charlotte, because I really do not understand how Charlotte copes with the Cooper-Violet situation and seeing that the only thing that pulls Cooper away from Violet is sex.

Maybe Charlotte doesn't worry because of Violet's other men; Pete, Sheldon. Violet seemed to be showing a hint of jealousy towards Pete's new girlfriend, by the way - are doctors allowed to date their patient's moms? Pete clearly crossed a professional line there.
Violet was also preoccupied with a proposal from Sheldon. Who else thinks that Sheldon occasionally pops in and out of scenes he is not necessarily needed in?
Sheldon is taking a huge risk there, proposing. What if the baby turned out to be Pete's, wouldn't that be a bit awkward?
On the other hand, I really cannot picture Violet married, let alone to Sheldon!

Heads up 24 fans, it looks like this was another crossover episode and this time between 24 and Private Practice. It is revealed that Bill Buchanan isn't dead after all. :)
If you are a 24 fan, you would recognize James Morrison as William White playing a guest star role in Private Practice and not as Bill Buchanan.
His role was left up to a bit of suspense, but we do know he tried to Woo Naomi. I know there is an age difference so when I say Woo, I really mean 'tried to offer Naomi a business preposition'.
James Morrison presented a strong presence and being a 24 fan myself, there was no Bill in sight. He still had the same look though you know that white chalky hair. Anyway speaking of looks, his own was up to no good, like he had something else up his sleeve.
Why this sudden interest in Naomi, because she's the best. I' kind of tired hearing that phrase 'I'm the best, You're the best...'
His visit to Charlotte's office confirmed my suspicions towards him, which made me wonder what his true agenda was, because Charlotte seemed to look up to him.
How does Charlotte know him and what was his true motives?
Would Charlotte be getting a storyline outside of the Cooper-Violet theme?

As we now turn our attentions back to Addison and Noah, let's give a little history to their plot.

Noah's character was introduced in the Finishing installment and was stretched between Four(4) episodes. You see Noah is a married doctor who's wife is Addison's patient. :O
His wife Morgan, has been having complications with her pregnancy, yet Noah still finds the time to drool over Addison. =O
Morgan knows nor senses nothing of Addison and Noah's kiss, but she does know that her husband is slipping away from her and the only thing that could save their marriage is the baby.

The Irony Of It All.

That kiss isn't going away and Addison cannot avoid Noah for long as they stumble upon a case together (just a coincidence).
Addison's pregnant patient (Janine) is in need of a heart transplant. Janine is accompanied by her husband's brother Malcolm, who I initially pegged to be her husband. Malcolm seemed to be head over heels for Janine, more than her husband Phillip was that is. Janine was faced with two problems; either she got a heart transplant or terminate her pregnancy to save her own life.
It just so happened that Phillip was her blood type obviously being a plausible heart donor, sadly he turned up dead soon after with no sign of a murder. Would Phillip take his own life to save his wife, or would Malcolm have the guts to kill his own brother to save Janine.
Non-the-less, the thought of murder didn't cross Addison and Noah's minds as they rushed over for Phillips heart. Addison only picks up the pieces later in the plot, while she had occasional moments with Noah again trying to ignore their kiss.
Noah confronted Addison about their relationship by saying that Addison was more angry with herself for kissing Noah back, than with Noah for kissing her.

Addison already has a history of affair in her life, why would she let down her ambitions for a married man?
Why would Noah pursue Addison, while his wife is in agony and needs him the most. I am a bit disappointed in the both of them.

The episode reflected really what anyone would do for love, but what kind of man would supposedly kill his own brother for love? Which conveniently made him the suitable candidate to be with the wife in the end. Even though it seemed like the feeling was mutual and she may have loved her husband's brother more than her actual husband, you don't just kill someone and live happily ever after! The guilt of murder would kill the relationship in the future, if it ever happens at all.

This storyline mirrored Addison's obsession with Noah, but is it that easy for Addison to stab someone in the back . Would she ever go all the way with Noah?

When Naomi and Sam had their argument nearing the end, it seemed to convenient. Obviously they wanted to give Naomi a reason to leave the Practice. Sam was Naomi's reason for staying so by him saying he needs some distance away from her, Naomi had no other excuse to stay - perfect!
I only seem to just tolerate Dell now. He is way underused character and now that Betsy is out of the way, he is just falling out of place.

I really liked this one though...



Four out of Five Stars

Grade B-

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