Everyone knows the practice is in financial trouble, but no one but Addison is willing to do anything about it. Under Addison's unique form of torture (read: turning him into a bill collector) Dell confesses that Sam and Naomi are holding onto 10,000 square feet of unused office space. Addison calls them on it, but they won't budge. It is their field of dreams.
Speaking of dreams, last year, before Addison and her high horse joined the practice, they had all decided to help a dying girl achieve her dream of motherhood. When young Jenna is mid-IVF, Addison catches wind of the situation and moves to but the kibosh on the whole thing. Only she does it by convincing the girl's husband that he wants to go to UPenn instead of becoming a father. Go ivy!
Violet tries to prove she has a friend who is not Cooper, but the transparent attempt is disastrous. Turns out her friend only got in touch with her because she wants Violet to destroy her medical records before her opponent in the congressional race can get hold of them. Harshness!
Speaking of Cooper, My eyes are happy to report there was very little latex or schoolgirl attire this week. Fear not, lovers of PG-13 porn, Cooper and Charlotte are merely going monogamous and if they ever get the results of their not-so-rapid HIV tests they will get back to the over the top fantasizing. Then again, once Cooper figures out what Charlotte is up to with her new mystery job he may not be spanking her any time soon.
Pete is only in this episode long enough to bark at Addison that she didn't know what she was talking about and then to turn around and agree with her. Then he told Meg to stop smoking and then he told her to come back from Ghana. My sources tell me that as soon as he ups his lithium level he will get a decent storyline.
Addison needs $480,000 and she needs it now. She wakes up a sleepy notChristopher with her excitement about needing half a million dollars. It is two weeks into their newly mature rules free boinking relationship. And good god why does this show always have to start with montages of the doctors' sex lives? What about the children? It's barely past baby bedtimes! Ack, forget the kids, what about the adults who are just trying to do their jobs and don't really want to recap naked doctors? Next on the nude rotation are Meg and Pete. And really Meg still smokes? Pete calls her on it, but it's just foreplay, and they roll back on top of each other. Now onto Cooper and Charlotte who are surprisingly... dressed. Weird. Cooper is charmingly chucking out all his condoms because they are going monogamous and getting HIV tests. Now we roll over to Sam and Naomi who are snuggling in bed when their daughter Maya walks in. She asks if they are getting back together and they smile wide and say yes. Hey wait, we didn't get to see Violet naked! What sort of crap montage is this?
Later in the office Sam recounts the moment to his coworkers as if for Maya the news was like Christmas and a puppy and Obama becoming president all rolled into one. Sam is already having doubts (obviously, this is Shondaland after all), because he hasn't sown enough wild oats. He wants some smoking hot thing like Meg (I was serious about the smoking part) jetting in and making him look good. Cooper is also having doubts. He is not sure about ridding his relationship of condoms. It may be too serious a move for him. Elsewhere in the office, Naomi is filling Violet in on all the details of her and Sam's reunion. Addison walks up to join the conversation and it is immediately awkward. Like whenever a coworker joins a private conversation. Addison tries to pretend she is still BFF with Naomi, but Naomi is coolly civil and Violet looks uncomfortable. In her new role as office manager, world-renowned double board certified neo natal surgeon Addison is calling a meeting. She can save the practice by coming up with $480,000. And they are going to make that much by opening an hour earlier, closing an hour later, and putting in a half day on Saturday. They can make half a million dollars just by doing that? Holy hockey my mother was right, I should have been a doctor. One question though about Addison's plan: they don't actually ever see patients. Is that going to put a wrench in the works? Everyone clears out of Addison's meeting because it is "Jenna's day." Who is Jenna and what is her day? Who knows! It's some Oceanside insider information that no one bothers to explain to Addison. Who sulks in response.