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11 February 2010 (Season 3, Episode 14)
Sam convinces Violet to help plan Maya's wedding when Naomi refuses to take part, tensions between Addison... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Matthew Penn 
Writing credits
Shonda Rhimes (created by)

Dana Baratta (written by)

Produced by
Dana Baratta .... co-executive producer
Betsy Beers .... executive producer
Steve Blackman .... co-executive producer
Patricia Carr .... co-executive producer (as Patti Carr)
Jon Cowan .... executive producer
Fred Einesman .... co-producer
Ayanna Floyd .... producer (as Ayanna A. Floyd)
Mark Gordon .... executive producer
Ann Kindberg .... producer
Kathy McCormick .... consulting producer
Lara Olsen .... co-executive producer
Shonda Rhimes .... executive producer
Robert L. Rovner .... executive producer (as Robert Rovner)
Mark Tinker .... executive producer
Craig Turk .... supervising producer
Hans van Doornewaard .... co-producer
Original Music by
Timothy Bright 
Chad Fischer 
Cinematography by
Lex duPont (director of photography) (as Lex DuPont)
Film Editing by
Christal Khatib  (as Christal A. Khatib)
Casting by
John Brace 
Linda Lowy 
Will Stewart 
Production Design by
Richard C. Hankins 
Art Direction by
Gregory Van Horn 
Set Decoration by
Jim Mees 
Costume Design by
Cynthia Bergstrom 
Makeup Department
Thomas R. Burman .... special makeup effects artist (as Tom Burman)
Arleen Chavez .... department head hairstylist
Bari Dreiband-Burman .... special makeup effects artist (as Bari Burman)
Susan Laprelle .... special makeup effects artist
Sergio Lopez-Rivera .... department head makeup artist
Production Management
Scott Printz .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kevin Koster .... first assistant director
Brendalyn Richard .... second assistant director
Hillary Cohen .... dga trainee (uncredited)
Art Department
Cate Bangs .... set designer
Sarah Chase .... props
Jill Deibler .... buyer
Randy Eriksen .... property master
Pete Lawrence .... construction coordinator
Jamie Collelo .... props coordinator (uncredited)
Julie Gilchrist .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Walter Michael Bost .... supervising sound editor
Greg Cosh .... utility
Stephen Fitzmaurice .... re-recording mixer
Donald Murray .... dialogue editor
Mark Steinbeck .... production sound mixer
Larry Stensvold .... re-recording mixer (as Larry Stensfold)
Stephen Fitzmaurice .... foley mixer (uncredited)
William Munroe .... boom operator (uncredited)
Ben Wienert .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Zak Knight .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Tony Pirzadeh .... visual effects producer
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Brummond .... camera operator
Henry Christian III .... assistant chief lighting technician
Henry Christian III .... second unit gaffer
Ryan Copeland .... set lighting technician
Eric Fletcher .... camera operator
Curtis Foster .... chief lighting technician
Bob Ivener .... key grip (as Bobby Ivener)
Daniel Kauahi .... dolly grip
Emily Mackley .... first assistant camera
William Pavlu .... rigger
Tim Roe .... second assistant camera
James Zucal .... camera operator
James Zucal .... director of photography: second unit
David Gamble .... grip (uncredited)
Greg Mayer .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Nicholas S. McLean .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (uncredited)
Michael Shanman .... assistant chief lighting technician (uncredited)
Benjamin Shurtleff .... loader: second unit (uncredited)
Scott Watkins .... best boy rigging grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jamie Castro .... casting associate (uncredited)
Andrew Mackin .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michelle Matt .... costume supervisor
Ric Spencer .... key costumer
Tom Siegel .... wardrobe shopper (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Scott Bradbury .... on-line editor
Ashley Glazier .... post-production coordinator (as Ashley Stephenson)
Gigi Rivkin .... assistant editor
Josh Roberson .... post-production assistant
Location Management
Matthew Storm .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Yvette Yurcisin .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Jennifer Barak .... music editor (as Jenny Barak)
Alexandra Patsavas .... music supervisor
Kasey Truman .... music coordinator
Transportation Department
Buster Kohloff .... transportation coordinator (as Buster Kohlhoff)
Other crew
Ashley Berlanga .... production assistant
Marylou Castro .... key office production assistant
Brian O. Haynes .... researcher (as Brian Hayles)
Elizabeth Klaviter .... researcher
Josh Madrick .... production staff
David Marple .... production staff (as Dave Marple)
Steve Marques .... payroll accountant
Moira McMahon .... researcher
Eric Norman .... second assistant accountant
Kate Ridgway .... production staff
Xavier C. Salinas .... production coordinator
Suzie Sax .... script supervisor
Susie Schelling .... set medical consultant
Rick Seidemann .... production staff
Daniel Shapiro .... medical consultant (as Dan Shapiro)
Matthew Storm .... production staff (as Matt Storm)
Sara Thornberg .... production accountant
Pat Whelan .... production staff
Mike Ammerman .... craft service (uncredited)
Christina Cannarella .... on set medical technical advisor (uncredited)
Denise Glass .... stand-in (uncredited)
Greg Hansen .... craft service (uncredited)
Nancy Kiu .... assistant: Betsy Beers (uncredited)
Kate Ridgway .... accounting clerk (uncredited)

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shonda Rhimes  created by

Set Decoration by
Karen Bruck 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nick Candy .... additional second assistant director
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Ressa .... rigging gaffer
Other crew
Kaine Bennett Charleston .... stand-in
Debra Egelhoff .... production coordinator (2008)
Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

60 min | Ireland:51 min (including commercials)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Megan Kenning, who plays Lauren Woods, also played Karen "Willow" Zelman in an episode of Grey's Anatomy. Benny Ciaramello, who plays Michael Woods, also played Darren Covington in an episode of Grey's Anatomy.See more »
Dr. Addison Montgomery:...I'm so tired of complicated. Why can't more things be easy?
Dr. Pete Wilder:You know what the problem is? We expect too much. We just expect to be happy. What gives us the right? Well, either that or we try too hard. I mean, I never wanted a kid. I got one. I didn't try for it. I just got one. The best thing that ever happened to me.
Dr. Addison Montgomery:So you think we find happiness by accident?
Dr. Pete Wilder:Maybe.
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Private Practice: Season 3 Episode 14 'Love Bites' Review, 13 February 2010
Author: Elizabeth from Chicago

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

I really have no idea what's up with Sam, was he upset with Addison because she wouldn't have sex with him? Or is it the fact that she would prefer not to date her best friend's ex. I give Addison credit for not giving in to temptation, it takes a lot more to resist than it does to give in. Sam should applaud Addison for her strength as a friend and should not try to push her back into her world of misery by making her feel bad for doing the right thing. Friends tend to show their true colors when times get tough, and I am not liking Sam one bit.

As we are on the Addison topic, did she and Pete finally hook up, after three seasons? I saw it coming the moment they were alone together after a day of misery. I just don't understand why? Why put them together after so long, why ruin the friendship between them? The only guy 'friend' Addison has left well, I would say Cooper, but the last scene they had together, Cooper wanted to rip Addison's head off. So Addison really has no one. Not even in Grey's Anatomy, everyone else she has either slept with or had some kind of intimate connection to. Well, there is Sheldon, but does convenient psychiatrist really count?

Here we had yet another 'not so much on the jolly side' episode on Private Practice. This week's case dealt with a pregnant woman who tried to kill herself because her husband walked out on her. I mean, nothing gets more depressing than a psychological twist of an episode. How many can relate to their husbands just picking up and leaving without a clue why he left. The worst thing is that he decided to leave even while she was pregnant. I actually didn't like the husband here and found his reason for leaving his wife to be very ridiculous. Although we weren't given all the facts, or even the wife's perspective on things, the fact is he got his wife pregnant at some point, so he was obligated to see the pregnancy through, for the sake of his child. Still that's just my partial view on that situation. I mean not even his wife's attempted suicide and the murder of his child got to him.

On the odd side of things, who knew William White would have a thing for Naomi, let alone Gabriel Fife, giving them the jealous steers. Actually, it was somewhat implied the way White recruited her. She was far more the best at her job, but how did Fife develop the thing for Naomi? I actually would have preferred it had Naomi kissed Fife instead of White. No offense to James Morrison (whom I have admired from 24), but that elevator kiss really didn't work for me. They just don't match each other well, the huge age difference could give a whiff to that, but they lack any decent chemistry for me to pat googly eyes their way. I actually loved having a scene between Naomi and Fife; they have more on screen chemistry together.

I believed the writers used Maya's back-story as a sympathy means for Naomi and White to get together, but it felt as though White used her situation to his advantage. I am certain he would try to shower Naomi with presents and it would be shoved in Fife's face that they are an item. Somehow Fife would have the dream-like kiss I imagine with Naomi causing White to remove him from the practice... I guess I usually drift off into these scenarios, but doesn't it sound like factual outcome? I don't know, but it would be fun to watch for a change from the gloomy atmosphere circulating the office. Maya's wedding would also be an interesting appeal to the show - her and her pink themes.

Dell was the odd one out here, as usual. I believe the writers attempted to give Dell his own storyline, but it only caused him to be the loneliest character on screen without any true attachment to anyone else. Remember the times they tried to pair him with Naomi? I wonder why that didn't work out? I believe they should work on Dell's character a bit more. Every-time Dell is screened I always wonder how the would place him in the plot and that shouldn't be. Somehow they always seem to place him with Violet and I admired the ring gesture for him to move on, but I believe that gesture was more for Violet than Dell.

It was nice to have Pete be nice to Violet, no matter how much it burdened him to do it. He has to accept the fact that Violet has to work through something, although I have no idea how long that would take, seeing that her son isn't waiting around in baby mode. Would Violet still ignore being a mother when her son is walking and ready to go to school? Maybe things would change for her, the writers are hinting it in every episode that Violet needs to move on, the real question is when.

Ah, yet another end to an amazing episode, well there was good acting and plot developments and conflict. I want the issue between Sam and Addison resolved. I don't know if it was just me but, in that last scene between a naked Addison and Pete, I kind of expected Sam to walk in on them then to have the show close with the jaw dropper. "So you could sleep with him!" and have Addison reply "He's not my best friend's ex, my best friend, but not my best friend's ex". Love really bites.

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