Everyone at Oceanside continues to be a total mess: doctors, patients, receptionist/midwife-in-training. Let's start with him: Dell's partying hard, coming in late, and luring slutty-looking women into the office to sleep with him by saying he's a doctor. He won't listen to Naomi, so Sam finally yells at him. Let's hope that one takes. Sam's an expert witness in a malpractice case (on the doctor's side). He finds out the doctor knew the patient had an aspirin allergy and lied about it. There's a lot of drama about whether he will lie for the doctor or come clean. And guess what? He comes clean. His lawyer is also one of his closest friends, played by D.B. Woodside. By the end of the episode, Naomi's going on a date with him, which is so many kinds of wrong. What guy would date his best friend's ex-wife? What woman would date her ex-husband's best friend? Apparently these two. Maybe they deserve each other, but neither of them deserve Sam. He plays nice, but I cannot wait until the moment when he blows up at someone other than Dell.
Pete has a child patient with allergies, who's trying to set Pete up with his divorced mom. It's surprisingly easy. One visit after he meets her, and he's asked her on a date. She accepts. Violet is jealous and needy about it, but knows Pete isn't the guy for her because he's a manwhore. Violet confides all of this in Charlotte, who tries to tell her Pete can change. She uses her own recent mess-up as an example, but since that mess-up included Charlotte cheating on Violet's best friend, you can guess how that went over. By the end, though, Charlotte send Cooper home to be with Violet, because she needs him. I'm liking Charlotte again, more and more. Cooper and Naomi are also dealing with a 12-year-old patient whose mom is trying to get her birth control. When she ends up pregnant her mom wants her to get an abortion, but she doesn't want one. Cooper lectures the mom -- justifiably -- all episode, but ends up telling her that she needs to be there for her daughter now that she'll have a child of her own, because the girl wants to keep it and her mom can't force her to have an abortion.
The biggest mess of all is Addison, who's still trying to save squeaky-voiced Morgan as Noah, who loves Addison but is married to Morgan, looks on. Morgan codes once, but Noah saves her. Then he avoids her until Addison tells him to step up and be there during surgery. He shows up and surgery apparently goes smooth (though we don't actually see the end of it). He celebrates by showing up at Addison's in the rain. They have a steamy, sexy kiss in her doorway and then she pushes him away and shuts the door. It's hard to tell if she's thinking she's bad or that was good, or what, but it doesn't really matter. We all know this show is all about Addison, so she's going to get the guy if she wants him, even if he's married.
No previouslies, because apparently everyone who watches this episode is already supposed to know that Addison's been considering being a homewrecker. Instead we get cheerful music in the Oceanside lobby, as Addison's getting on the elevator. Naomi asks if she has hospital rounds, but she says she has a house call. Addison smiles awkwardly, so Naomi asks what's up. Turns out she's going to see Morgan, the squeaky-voiced wife of the doctor that Addison is in love with. She overjustifies it all and exposits so that we all catch up, sort of.
At the home of Noah and Morgan, Addison and Noah talk awkwardly. She compliments his home, and he credits Morgan. She says Morgan's taste is exquisite, which I'm thinking is more about the husband than the home. Oh, show, you're so subtle. (Exactly. It wasn't obvious at all as they focused on husband's face for like 10 minutes when she said it. -- Angel) They head up the stairs toward Morgan.
Cooper's giving a mother a health report on her daughter: All is great (5 feet, 84 pounds, and she looks about 12), or as Cooper thinks the kids say, "ab fab." The girl leaves to take a cell phone call from a friend. Cooper comments on how much she's grown up, and the mom tells Cooper that Sarah needs to see a female doctor, because Sarah needs birth control. And, as usual, it's such a sunny topic leading us into our sunny credits.
Morgan's afraid she's lost another baby, and asks Addison to just tell her. Noah tells Morgan not to jump there, and she snaps that she does that because she's lost every baby she's ever carried. Wow. Squeaky-voiced, looks like hell, and snappy? Maybe I'm starting to see why Noah loves Addison. She certainly looks glamorous and uncrabby in comparison. And he doesn't really know the level of arrogance and crazy yet. Anyway, he tells Morgan not to be scared. Addison tells Noah that her cervix is open and the amniotic sack is protruding out. She's going to have to sew the cervix closed. Addison asks Noah to call an ambulance, which they'll ride in together. Noah will meet them there. He leaves to call the ambulance, and Morgan tells Addison she knows she should be scared now.
Naomi greets Principal Wood (who we're calling "Duncan" now) in the lobby at Oceanside. She asks him if Sam's running late, but he says the great thing about practicing law is that court tends to start late. (They never mention this on law shows when they are running to trial. -- AC) She tells him he looks "good" dressed up, but he doesn't think that's a compliment, so she says stunning and handsome. Sam comes in, and they go off to court together. Sam's apparently the expert witness.