Check out some spoilers about the remaining 3 episode of season 4 of Private Practice.
“Let’s just put it this way: I don’t think it was because of the seating chart. There’s some tension. Though the tension you might be feeling is just from the viewers having to endure so many repeats!”
Then during next week’s episode, Dell’s orphaned daughter Betsy returns to Private Practice, landing in the ER and in a coma. It turns out, her new foster brother is no angel. In fact, think Dexter, the early years.
Now here’s what Kate Walsh (Addison) has to say about the rest of the season and her character.
When asked about the drama that has come Addison’s way she says
“There’s more to come, baby! There’s a lot that’s packed into these last four episodes. You’re going to want to tune into every minute, because if you turn away, you’re going to miss something pivotal.”
About the Cooper-Charlotte wedding this week, she adds
“The wedding is really awesome, and lots of things occur because of it – not only for Addison but also for other people. But yes, there might be a tiny violin playing for her!”
She was asked on whether or not she liked her flawed character and her response
“I do like it. I came on Grey’s Anatomy as the “Wicked Witch of the West,” so I like that she’s constantly screwing up, and human, and struggling.”
Addison as a mother vs. Addison as a strong independent woman who has many desires but doesn’t always get them?
“I think it’s a bit of both. There’s not a real story being told out there for not getting everything you want – we’re constantly pitched, “You can have it all, all the time!” And while the reality is you can have a lot of it, it’s hard, and there is sacrifice. I love that Addison has a lot of advantages and privileges but she’s also deeply flawed and she doesn’t get to have everything. We’ve been talking about that one [viable] egg she’s got for four years now, but that’s a very real issue she struggles with, and it’s still an interesting story. What do you do when you want a child in your forties and you’re with somebody that you’re pretty happy with, but they don’t want to have a kid because they already have one and, in fact, have a grandkid? These are big-girl problems, and I love that Shonda and the writers take on these issues. That’s what’s made the show particularly strong this season.”
The season 4 finale is approaching quickly and here’s what Walsh has to say about it.
“I love it. I don’t know how to describe it except to say it’s like a great closing chapter in Part 1 of a massive, three-part tome. It’s a big closing-up of certain things, and then a total unraveling of others and “Wait until you see Part 2!” So much happens.”
As for Benjamin Bratt’s character
“I don’t know who he is, what he’s doing. All I can tell you is he shows up. That’s literally all I can tell you.”
And finally, here’s what Shonda Rhimes has to say about the season 4 finale
“You really need to make sure that the audience watches the last 30 seconds. If they don’t, they’re going to be very, very disappointed and disturbed.”