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Private Practice Finale Is Pretty Sick


I know that TV series like to end their seasons with cliffhangers. But the Thursday night season finale of "Private Practice" had a disgusting one.

In the final minute, a very pregnant Dr. Violet Turner (Amy Brenneman) was helpless in her home while one of her psychologically-disturbed patients was about to cut into her stomach to extract the baby.

I hate most women in jeopardy movies. And I get a little squeamish watching violent scenes involving knives and cutting instruments. Since this scene was a combination of both, I was thoroughly disgusted.

To make matters worse, Violet was in her predicament after she finally had gotten into a happy place in her life and had decided to pursue a romantic relationship with Dr. Pete Wilder (Tim Daly).

Of course, TV series can't survive or thrive on happiness. But it would have been nice if Violet at least had the summer to be happy.

What did you think of the "Private Practice" cliffhanger?

-- Alan Pergament 

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