Private Practice/Step One

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Step One
Season 5, Episode 5
Airdate October 27, 2011
Production Number 50581
Written by Adele Lim
Directed by Ann Kindberg
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Step One is the fifth episode of the fifth season of Private Practice and the eighty-first episode overall.

Starring: Kate Walsh (Addison), Tim Daly (Pete), Benjamin Bratt (Jake), Paul Adelstein (Cooper), KaDee Strickland (Charlotte), Brian Benben (Sheldon), Caterina Scorsone (Amelia), Taye Diggs (Sam), Amy Brenneman (Violet)

Guest Starring: (in credits order) Cynthia Stevenson (Karen), A.J. Langer (Erica), Sydney Tamiia Poitier (Michelle), Theo Stockman (Wes)

Co-Starring: Scott Alan Smith (Therapist), Griffin Gluck (Mason), Greg Collins (Detective), Jack & Joey Bobo (Lucas)


Plot Overview

Addison begins in vitro fertilization treatments with Jake's help, unbeknownst to Sam. Amelia is deeply conflicted when her terminally-ill friend, Michelle, asks her assistance in her suicide, and Sam and Violet contend with a patient who refuses his anti-psychotic medication.


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