I go on vacation and somehow return to the exact storyline we were on last time I recapped this show three weeks ago. Thanks to LuluBates for filling in last week. Apparently, we are somehow six weeks post-Pete's fever this week, and Addison's all fully bonded with Lucas, like a mother. She goes home to them at night, even after making googly eyes at Sam during the day. She and Pete tell each other they love each other, but then Violet comes home. That's okay, though, because Vanessa dumps Sam when she asks him if he loves Addison and he doesn't answer. They all spend the episode working on our Patient of Three Weeks, Kayla. They even get the help of a new fancy doctor and her "fellow," one Dr. Shepherd. That's right, folks: Derek's little sister is all grown up and doing neurosurgery. She thinks she can do an experimental procedure to bring back Kayla. Addison and Vanessa are united against it, but Eddie wants it, so they go ahead. It works, but Addison has to save the babies, so she lectures Amelia (that's Little Shepherd) about it anyway. Then she goes home to Pete, which is when Violet shows up.
Meanwhile, Sheldon somehow ends up trying to play matchmaker for Charlotte and Cooper, which is just dumb. It doesn't work, even after they teach senior citizens sex ed together, and get an oldster to choose love over sex (because he has prostate cancer and the treatment could render him impotent). Charlotte and Cooper bicker and then apologize and make up, but he still refuses to have drinks with her, though he's not sure why. Sheldon will still be her friend, though.
Over at Pacific Wellcare, Naomi's still gone and Fife's wanting her back. He enlists Pete's help, then ends up telling him what happened. They all have drinks and Coop and Pete tell Fife to move on. He hits on a lady and gets her number, but won't call her. He's sure Naomi's coming back to him. If she's been gone six weeks with no contact, I'm thinking he really should move on. Although, hey, just when you don't expect them to return, they show up, all, "I want to see Lucas," like Violet. I'm sure we're supposed to feel for Addison, but why can't she still be with Pete even if Violet sees her child? I guess because she has to pretend she's the actual mother, which is just too weird anyway.
Even in the midst of a storyline that continues across at least three episodes, this show doesn't lower itself to offering previouslies, so we jump right in: Addison shows up at the hospital, carrying Lucas so we know just how attached she's gotten to him. Charlotte asks why she has "that baby" here, so we know just how cold and heartless Charlotte still is. Then Charlotte fills Addison in on why she paged her: Coma surrogate Kayla's husband, Eddie, is calling in the "big guns," in the form of a doctor named Ginsberg. Addison gives Lucas to a stunned Charlotte so she can get on this case. Charlotte introduces herself to Lucas.
In Kayla's room, Eddie's telling her stories about their kids and then tells Addison that Dr. Ginsberg is going to come and wake Kayla up. Addison doesn't want him to get her hopes up, but he thinks he'll get their miracle and wonders why Addison can't just believe. He says he unplugged the love of his life, and she didn't die, which has to man something. Just then, in walks former SNL cast member Nora Dunn, playing the famous Dr. Ginsberg. She doesn't even know who Addison is, so ... burn! She then snottily asks Eddie to leave, which he's fine with: "Whatever it takes." Dr. Ginsberg is basically cold and brusque and doesn't even pay attention to what Addison has to say. Then she looks behind Addison and says, "Thank you for joining us, Dr. Shepherd." Addison greets a cute girl as Amy, and Dr. Ginsberg is surprised to learn they know each other, until Addison explains she was married to her brother. So, here we have Amy, who wants to be called Amelia now, but with me she'll have to settle for Little Shepherd.
Addison and Little Shepherd catch up in the hallway. She didn't want to spoil the surprise of coming by telling her. Turns out Derek didn't tell Addison that Little Shepherd's a neurosurgeon or that she's a fellow for Dr. Ginsberg. Blah, blah, smalltalk. Then Sam comes in and Amy tells him he's still hot. Charlotte brings Lucas back to Addison, since the nanny didn't show, and Little Shepherd thinks there's a lot of stuff Derek didn't tell, but Addison explains he's her boyfriend's baby, not hers. Ginsberg calls Little Shepherd away, so Amy says they'll talk later, and she's missed them. Sam calls Little Shepherd "Hurricane Amelia," and Addison wonders what kind of family is it where the black sheep ends up being a neurosurgeon. Uh, isn't the black sheep in Addison's own family a neurosurgeon? Sam tells Addison how great she is with Lucas, and he's all sweet. Vanessa walks in in the background, so when Addison and Lucas leave, he walks to her. She's sad, because she thinks Kayla being in a coma is her fault. Sam tries to convince her otherwise, so they kiss. She says it is, but thanks him for saying it isn't