It's time for Katie's trial, but Violet can't bring herself to testify once she looks at Katie. She's not ready to relive it. Pete wants her to make sure Katie goes to prison, but then Katie herself pleads with Violet to tell them that wasn't her because she was insane and isn't that monster. Violet ends up finally, tearfully testifying. And after running out on the entire event, she tells the court that -- in her expert opinion -- Katie was temporarily insane. Pete's pissed she did this, and when he cries, Violet realizes he was also Katie's victim. She apologizes, and he tells her not to do that, but just to come back to him. Oh, how I hope she does.
Charlotte's trying to get Sam to sign off on her joining the practice, and when he finally does we (and Cooper) learn that her specialty is sexology (it's a thing, okay? She swears!). Cooper's not happy that his girlfriend's going to help people sexually and almost calls her a hooker. He gets drunk and tells her off, because he's insecure about the specialty and the money, since she also bought him into the practice. But after Violet's trial, when he comes to her, she tells him this is who she is and she likes it so he can take it or leave it. He takes it, realizing strong women are actually hot.
Addison and Naomi spend the episode dealing with the swapped unborn babies from last season's finale. One of them has a tumor that will kill it without surgery, but the surgery's risky too. The women have grown close, though, so the surgery ultimately happens. But the baby doesn't make it, and the woman's husband comes back, so the other one runs away with their baby still inside her, leaving the door open to a wrap-up episode where the women reunite and the baby is returned to its biological parents.
Hollywood sign. Sun. Sunny music that I have never heard before. Charlotte's in bed telling Coop she's sure Sam's the one blocking her from joining the practice, since Violet's totally checked out and doesn't care, Addison would tell her to her face, and Cooper would be crazy not to let her join since she's paying his share, too. He tells her Sam's not blocking her, but they haven't had time to discuss it yet. She tries to tempt him into being her "man on the inside" by offering to play python in the forest, and he groans a little, but tells her he has to go. He's late. Oh, and he's wearing a suit.
The sunshiney music stops and we're in a hall with Naomi, who's telling Violet what to do on the stand: Just look straight at the prosecutor and no one else. That's what Naomi did (so we know she's already testified, even though they didn't show us). Violet looks inside the courtroom and sees Pete on the stand. Then a bailiff opens the door and calls for her. She heads in, just as Cooper shows up to rub her on the back and apologize for being late. Dramatic music plays as Violet's walk to the stand takes what seems like forever. A court employee tries to swear Violet in, but she looks right at Katie (good thing she heeded Naomi's advice for the entire time it took her to walk up to the stand, and not a moment longer) and doesn't respond to the swearing-in. The judge sweetly tells her this is her cue, but she just looks in shock and then says she can't do this. She leaves the stand. Katie watches her with what looks like concern. Sunny title card.
Oceanside. Sam and Addison are in the break room, where he asks if there's any word on the trial. She says not yet, but Violet's on the stand all day. Then she tells Sam she heard from Stan Parsons, who's happy where he is. Sam's disappointed since Stan would have fit in well, since they could use another ortho guy. Addison says they could use any doctor at this point, and maybe they could just go with Charlotte? Sam thinks she can't be serious, but Addison says she's skilled and professional and is a specialty they don't have (do we even know what her specialty is?). Violet, Cooper and Naomi walk in, and Addison wonders what happened. Violet walks off and Naomi explains that she refused to testify. Addison wonders if they tried to talk to her, and Cooper says he did, so Addison decide to lecture him about how Violet needs support. Which is why Addison stayed at the practice in the break room while Cooper was in court. SUPPORTING VIOLET. Naomi says she won't talk to her or Pete either, so it's Addison's turn. Addison tells Sam she's not going to talk to her if she won't talk to any of the people who are her actual friends.