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Private Practice/The Breaking Point

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The Breaking Point
Season 5, Episode 9
Airdate November 17, 2011
Production Number 50985
Writer(s) Christopher Fife
Director(s) Jeff Bleckner
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The Breaking Point is the ninth episode of the fifth season of Private Practice and the eighty-fifth 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) Debby Ryan (Hailey), A.J. Langer (Erica), John Lacy (Jim Davies)


Plot Overview

Amelia makes the hard decision to enter a rehab facility, and finds strength in 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.


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