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The Best Episodes of Private Practice

Every episode of Private Practice ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Private Practice!

Having left behind Seattle Grace Hospital, renowned surgeon Addison Forbes Montgomery moves to Los Angeles for sunnier weather and happier possibilities. She reunites with her friends from medical school, joining them at their chic, co-op, Oceanside Wellness Center in Santa Monica.


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The best episode of "Private Practice" is "Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King?", rated 9.1/10 from 471 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King?" aired on 11/4/2010 and is rated 0.4 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The End of a Beautiful Friendship".

  • Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King?
    9.1/10 471 votes

    #1 - Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King?

    Season 4 Episode 7 - Aired 2010-11-04

    Pete finds Charlotte bloodied and bruised in the halls of the hospital, but only Addison learns the full extent of her injuries.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The End of a Beautiful Friendship
    8.7/10 277 votes

    #2 - The End of a Beautiful Friendship

    Season 3 Episode 23 - Aired 2010-05-13

    Maya and her unborn baby are fighting for their lives on the operating table, and Addison, Amelia and Fife try everything humanly possible to save them. Meanwhile, Sam operates on an incoming crash victim and later makes a grim discovery; Cooper makes an ill-timed but valiant effort with Charlotte, and the staff’s world gets rocked by an unexpected death.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Who We Are
    8.6/10 346 votes

    #3 - Who We Are

    Season 5 Episode 8 - Aired 2011-11-17

    The Seaside Wellness group stages an intervention for a defensive and volatile Amelia, who has resurfaced after disappearing on a 12-day drug binge with her boyfriend, Ryan. During the intervention, Amelia mercilessly attacks her friends one-by-one, and Addison, in particular, has trouble seeing her sister-in-law in her present condition.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • A Death in the Family
    8.4/10 314 votes

    #4 - A Death in the Family

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2009-10-01

    When Pete discovers Violet clinging to live following a violent attack from a patient, he rushes her to the hospital where Addison and Naomi work together to save her life. Meanwhile, the location of Violet's baby are still unknown.

    Director: Mark Tinker

    Writer: Shonda Rhimes

  • The Hard Part
    8.4/10 269 votes

    #5 - The Hard Part

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2009-11-12

    Addison and Sam go for a hike in Malibu, they come across an expecting couple trapped in their car after an accident, they then perform urgent field care. Charlotte, Cooper and Violet treat a newlywed who, on his wedding night has taken too much Viagra. Pete and Sheldon go out to a bar together and end up falling for the same girl.

    Director: Mark Tinker

    Writer: Steve Blackman

  • I'm Fine
    8.4/10 264 votes

    #6 - I'm Fine

    Season 6 Episode 9 - Aired 2012-12-11

    During a dark moment in his life, Sheldon finds happiness with a new woman. Meanwhile, he becomes increasingly suspicious about his patient Nick's involvement in Sarah's disappearance.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Gone, Baby, Gone
    8.3/10 226 votes

    #7 - Gone, Baby, Gone

    Season 5 Episode 22 - Aired 2012-05-15

    When Amelia goes into labor, the Seaside doctors - even those she pushed away -- come to her side as she faces the hardest decision of her life. Meanwhile, after Pete finds himself in life-changing trouble, he and Violet realize what they mean to one another, and Addison is faced with a choice.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • What Happens Next?
    8.2/10 223 votes

    #8 - What Happens Next?

    Season 4 Episode 8 - Aired 2010-11-11

    Charlotte suffers in silence after the assault; Addison tries to keep that night's events a secret.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Blind Love
    8.2/10 209 votes

    #9 - Blind Love

    Season 4 Episode 13 - Aired 2011-02-10

    Charlotte's attacker, Lee Henry, arrives at St. Ambrose Hospital, injured by his girlfriend and in need of urgent care, and Sam and Charlotte must decide whether or not to save his life. Meanwhile, Susan's health takes a turn for the worse, and Addison's mother, Bizzy, begs her daughter to do everything in her power to help.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Breaking Point
    8.2/10 249 votes

    #10 - The Breaking Point

    Season 5 Episode 9 - Aired 2011-11-17

    Amelia makes the hard decision to enter a rehab facility, and finds strength through an 18 year-old girl, as they both go through the painful detox process. Meanwhile, Cooper’s strengthening bond with his son is tested by his allegiance to a patient in need, Pete and Violet’s marriage reaches a tipping point, and Addison collapses from her rigorous fertility treatments.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • You Break My Heart
    8.2/10 226 votes

    #11 - You Break My Heart

    Season 5 Episode 15 - Aired 2012-02-16

    Cooper and Charlotte take Erica to Seattle Grace to meet with Derek, Lexie and Amelia regarding a very risky surgery; Scott tells Violet that he would like to take their relationship to the next level; and Addison finds herself caught in the middle of Sam and Jake's fight about a patient. Meanwhile, Sheldon warns Sam to be cautious as he deals with the return of his sister, Corinne.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Yours, Mine and Ours
    8.1/10 292 votes

    #12 - Yours, Mine and Ours

    Season 2 Episode 22 - Aired 2009-04-30

    As Violoet chooses between Pete and Sheldon, she must also deal wtih a grief-stricken patient. Meanwhile, Dell worries about his daughter when Heather returns to town and Naomi debates moving to Pacific Wellcare.

    Director: Michael Zinberg

    Writer: N/A

  • Blowups
    8.1/10 230 votes

    #13 - Blowups

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2009-12-03

    An explosion at Dell's house lands Betsey and Heather in the hospital. everyone is pushed to the limit in trying to save their lives. The tensions between Addison and The Captain rise even more when her mother, Bizzy, shows up and a shocking family secret is revealed.

    Director: Mark Tinker

    Writer: N/A

  • War
    8.1/10 229 votes

    #14 - War

    Season 3 Episode 21 - Aired 2010-04-29

    After Violet files for joint custody of Lucas, an embittered Pete voraciously fights back by hiring a tough attorney for the trial, forcing their fellow friends and co-workers to choose sides and have their personal lives dragged onto the stand and into the public eye.

    Director: Eric Stoltz

    Writer: N/A

  • Georgia on My Mind
    8.1/10 220 votes

    #15 - Georgia on My Mind

    Season 6 Episode 10 - Aired 2012-12-18

    Charlotte continues to run the hospital from her bed; Mason starts acting out in school.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • In Which We Say Goodbye
    8.1/10 268 votes

    #16 - In Which We Say Goodbye

    Season 6 Episode 13 - Aired 2013-01-22

    Naomi returns to stand by Addison’s side on her wedding day, Cooper struggles with the hardships of being a stay-at-home father, and Violet begins a new project close to her heart, on the Series Finale of “Private Practice

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Ex-Life
    8.0/10 275 votes

    #17 - Ex-Life

    Season 2 Episode 16 - Aired 2009-02-12

    Derek asks Addison to work with his pregnant patient while Archer recuperates from surgery; Bailey and Naomi work together to find the cause of Sam's sudden asthma attack; Cooper, Violet and Pete treat a woman with postpartum depression.

    Director: Mark Tinker

    Writer: Debora Cahn, Krista Vernoff

  • Right Here, Right Now
    8.0/10 239 votes

    #18 - Right Here, Right Now

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2009-10-15

    Miranda Bailey brings a kidney transplant patient to Los Angeles, and Addison and especially Sam is pleased to see her. Addison's consequences of her emotional affair with Noah catch up with her. Sheldon and Pete finally discover who the father of Violet's baby.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • All in the Family
    8.0/10 219 votes

    #19 - All in the Family

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 2010-10-28

    Sam and Addison disagree over the treatment of a comatose patient who becomes pregnant; Charlotte and Pete face an ethical dilemma when a patient with HIV is in a serious car accident.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • ...And to Change the Things I Can
    8.0/10 204 votes

    #20 - ...And to Change the Things I Can

    Season 4 Episode 22 - Aired 2011-05-19

    The fate of Oceanside Wellness is on the line as the doctors decide if it's time to dissolve the practice. Addison's new admirer makes an enticing offer and things hit close to home for Charlotte with her latest case.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • It Was Inevitable
    8.0/10 212 votes

    #21 - It Was Inevitable

    Season 5 Episode 18 - Aired 2012-04-17

    As Erica's condition worsens, Cooper and Charlotte try to prepare Mason, who's in denial, for the worst; Violet and Pete find that they still have feelings for each other; Addison encourages Amelia to embrace her impending motherhood; and Sheldon and Jake treat a pregnant woman who was jailed for killing her other two children.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Full Release
    8.0/10 208 votes

    #22 - Full Release

    Season 6 Episode 12 - Aired 2013-01-15

    Addison attends Henry’s court date and realizes that the judge still has some concerns about Jake’s past, Sheldon introduces Miranda to his friends, and Cooper’s efforts to secure a dream house are put on hold when Charlotte goes into labor.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • In Which Sam Gets Taken for a Ride
    7.9/10 282 votes

    #23 - In Which Sam Gets Taken for a Ride

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2007-11-14

    Sam gets called to a convenience store were he ends up delivering the child of the woman who tried to rob the store. Addison and Naomi treat a patient who doesn't want her little boy because her husband goofs off with their other three boys too much. Addison and Pete treat a patient whose husband died

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Homeward Bound
    7.9/10 244 votes

    #24 - Homeward Bound

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2009-01-15

    With her relationship with Kevin on the rocks, Addison finds herself attracted to Wyatt. Violet looks for a way to have a relationship with both Pete and Sheldon. Meanwhile, Cooper and Charlotte become closer after a family emergency.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Nothing to Fear
    7.9/10 235 votes

    #25 - Nothing to Fear

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2009-01-22

    Violet discovers she's pregnant, but is unsure which of the men in her life is the father of the child. Addison deals with her guilt for kissing Wyatt. Meanwhile, Charlotte proposes to Cooper.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A