private practice series finale addison jake abc 'Private Practice' series finale: Weddings, sickness, babies and the end of the story

The end of “Private Practice” begins with Addison (Kate Walsh) talking into a video camera about marriage and that second wedding…

Wedding bells and only minimal drama

That’s right — Addison and Jake (Benjamin Bratt) are getting married! And they do. Seriously, the whole ceremony goes off with no drama whatsoever, just a bunch of camera flashes and smiling friends. Even Naomi (Audra McDonald) makes it in time for the ceremony.

Nothing could go wrong, right? Well, the happy couple does fine. Naomi and Sam (Taye Diggs), however, do some bad, bad things in a motel room. Maybe all isn’t perfect in Naomi’s paradise…

13 weeks later… drama!

The wedding was so idyllic and happy and perfect and all that “Private Practice” can’t dwell on it. Drama must ensue! Fortunately, drama comes exactly 13 weeks later. And oh, is there drama!

Violet and Holly’s therapy drama

Violet (Amy Brenneman) happily tells Holly (Sarah Ramos) that she is finally over the deaths of her parents and boyfriend. Thus, the girl can leave therapy and go on with her emotionally healthy life.

Yeah, not so much. Holly gets into the Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris and completely freaks out about the situation. After Holly declares she isn’t ready to leave or do anything, Violet finally manages to convince the girl that she has to go.

The baby bird is out of the nest! And mama bird Violet sheds a tear.

Sheldon and Miranda’s death-related drama

On a show like “Private Practice,” there has to be one sad story to end it all. Sheldon (Brian Benben) and Miranda (Diane Farr) are that story.

Miranda collapses during a seizure, signaling the beginning of the end for her cancer. Sheldon is worried, of course, but Miranda mostly blows him off. She doesn’t want to stay in the hospital, and she doesn’t want Sheldon to watch her decay into an inevitable death.

Sheldon doesn’t go for that so much. Even though it’s heartbreaking and makes no logical sense, he quits his job and demands that Miranda do him the honor of walking their path together to the bitter end.

Our last view of the couple takes place on a beach as the sun sets. 

Charlotte and Cooper’s excessive baby drama

Cooper’s (Paul Adelstein) life as a stay-at-home dad isn’t going so well. With three babies ready and willing to gang up on him, the proud daddy approaches his breaking point. Even though he and Charlotte (KaDee Strickland) agreed on this arrangement, Cooper finally declares that their future either includes a nanny or sloppy playground sex with one of the other new moms.

They go for the nanny.

Naomi’s baby drama

Addison gets a big happy surprise when Naomi comes back to visit after the wedding. Naomi, however, has a slightly less-happy surprise — she is pregnant. 13 weeks pregnant. To be precise. Considering that Naomi and Fife have separated, only Sam can be the daddy.

After an awkward moment in the kitchen, Addison figures all of this out. When she confronts Naomi, however, the well-meaning friend is stonewalled. Naomi has too much pride to go back to Sam. And besides — he doesn’t want any more kids.

Naturally, Addison can’t keep quiet about this. She goes to Sam and asks if he loves Stephanie. That would be a no (they break up soon after). She also asks if he loves Naomi. That would be a yes.

One random guy-talk-about-love later, Sam shows up in Naomi’s boardroom, professing his eternal love in front of a bunch of random people in suits. At least they all leave before Naomi spills the beans about being pregnant.

He still loves her.

The camera returns as a happily ever after ends the story

And we’re back to Addison at the camera. It turns out that this video has nothing to do with Addison and Jake’s wedding — she is actually congratulating Naomi on marrying Sam. Again.
Because it’s better the second time when that is also the last time.

Later, the entire cast arrives in the kitchen at the same time to learn that a) no-longer-at-home-dad Cooper has a problematic patient, and b) Violet has finished her book. It’s about them and how they’re all going to be OK, even if the journey is complicated.

She’s calling it “Private Practice.”

As Violet’s colleagues debate whether or not the title “sucks,” we say our final goodbyes.

And they all lived happily ever after.

Posted by:Laurel Brown