Remember when I told you about that dark twisted tragedy that’s going to happen on Private Practice sometime in November? Ya well I have huge spoilers for you! Prepare yourself mentally for what you are about to read!
First off, this tragedy that will shake one of the main female character’s world upside down is Charlotte King (KaDee Strickland)! I think it’s going to be really interesting to see Charlotte’s world turned upside down just because she has this really strong personality, what do you guys thing about this?
So, at the end of the Private Practice Oct. 28 episode, Charlotte King – the tightly wound doctor – will be attacked and raped by a deranged patient (Nicholas Brendon from Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
The incident kicks off a major season-long storyline that will touch every character on the show. “A lot of violence against women on television is from the point of view of law enforcement,” points out executive producer Shonda Rhimes, “as opposed to standing in the shoes of the actual victim and seeing how it is for them and the people around them.” To that end, the Nov. 4 episode will be unlike any previous hour of Private in that it will revolve solely around the immediate aftermath of the attack. “It takes place all in one night, and it’s [set] almost entirely in the hospital,” reveals Rhimes, who penned the episode. “And there’s almost no music. It’s a fairly silent episode. It’s a compelling, painful episode. The work KaDee did in it was amazing.” Speaking of Strickland, what does she think about all of this? In the following interview, the actress reveals her surprising reaction upon first learning of the storyline, explains why she didn’t use a stunt double while shooting the actual assault, and assesses the long-term fallout for Charlotte and Cooper.
What do you think? It’s going to be one intense storyline! Comment away!