'Private Practice' Season 5: A Recurring Role?

'Private Practice' Season 5: A Recurring Role?

Check out who has been cast for a recurring role on season 5 of Private Practice.

TVLine has learned exclusively that A.J. Langer will be joining Private Practice in a recurring role this season. Slight problem, no one really knows who she'll be playing and why she'll be there. All we know is that Langer will be playing a character called Erica and will be from one of the Oceanside Wellness doctor's past. We will first meet Erica during the fourth episode of the season.

Kate Walsh (Addison) teased that Langer's storyline is

“a goody,” adding: “It’s a good little bomb that gets dropped.”

When Paul Adelstein (Cooper) was asked about the rumors that Langer's character will interact with our newlyweds Charlotte and Cooper, he says

"I cannot confirm or deny those rumors. Something’s coming down the pike, and it’s a big bump in their relationship. I think they’re prepared for it, but it’s going to be interesting to see how it checks out. I don’t know if it’ll threaten it [Cooper & Charlotte's marriage], but it will be certainly something that would be hard for any couple to adjust to."

KaDee Strickland’s (Charlotte) response to the rumors,

"I’m not telling you nothin’. I can tell you that A.J. is playing a really key role on this show, and a really interesting role on this show, and I’m excited about her role on the show. I just get to work with her, which I’m really excited about because they just keep giving us great people on this show to work with. I met her [on Wednesday] at the table read, so it’s going to be fun.”

Sounds like it's going to be a bumpy road for Charlotte and Cooper but Adelstein reassures fans,

“People really root for Charlotte and Cooper, and I think Charlotte and Cooper are doing a really good job of making the relationship work. So I think people will be happy with what they’re doing [in Season 5].”

My guess is that she's from Cooper's past and I'm thinking they had a child together and that will shake things up with Cooper and Charlotte's marriage.

What's your theory? Who from the Oceanside doctors do you think she knows? Comment away?