Let's start with the bad stuff. We have a really lame and ridiculous patient of the week: a woman who suffered from delusions and went on medication to cure them, but got pregnant and is now off the meds. There is no sign of a husband or boyfriend, which is possibly because of the crazy after she went off the meds. And the crazy? It is definitely in full force. A slew of doctors, including the glorious and all-knowing Addison Montgomery, tells her that her baby has no heartbeat and has died, but Crazy refuses to believe it and won't have the fetus removed. It makes her sick, of course, but Violet refuses to let Pete and Addison declare it an emergent situation and remove the fetus forcefully. She thinks she can convince her, but she can't. Fortunately, Dell can. The bad news is that the reason he's relating to her is that Heather took off with Betsy and he's apparently also realizing that his baby's gone forever. Uh, yeah, that's not the same at all, and I'd hope he hasn't given up that easily. Also in the "bad" category is slutty Naomi, who wants to sow her oats so badly that she hits on every guy who she sees, dances until 4 AM., and asks Sam to set her up with his basketball frenemy despite telling him last week she could no longer help him with Sonya. Continuity fairies were not paying attention here.
Fortunately, though, there was a whole lot of good in this episode, too. Violet was still somewhat annoying to start out with -- all selfish and crazy and letting her own situation dictate how she treats her patients -- but she comes around by the end. Or at least that's what I think based on the longing glances she gives Pete during the ultrasound. So, yeah, he's involved in the baby stuff and Sheldon's not. Which, with this show, probably means it's Sheldon's baby. But, God, I hope not. Violet also befriends Charlotte, which is actually cuter and less annoying than I thought. It's made even cuter by the fact that Cooper cannot stand to see them being friendly, even though he wants them to be.
In other patient of the week news, Cooper and Sam help a guy who has cancer from HPV, which his girlfriend had and didn't tell him. When she finds out removing his jaw is the only way to get rid of the cancer, she bails. She says it's because of the guilt of seeing him like that, but I'm thinking it's more about how much less cute he'll be with half his face gone. The guy tries to refuse the surgery because she's the one and he can't lose her, but Coop and Sam convince him that "the one" wouldn't leave. Which brings me back to Sam: Despite Naomi being annoying, the way he's watching her and adoring her and wanting her is actually awesome. I love that they have Taye Diggs playing against type here, as the guy who's longing for the lady. I have to give this show credit for that, because most would do it the other way around.
Also good is the stuff with Addison and Noah. Yes, he's still married. Yes, his wife is Addison's patient. She tries to be good and not tell him she had feelings too. And she tries to dump his patient. But he wins both battles by the end, as she takes Morgan back on as a patient and then tells Noah she had feelings for him too, but can't do anything about it. It's very steamy and soapy, but sort of awesome. And since it looks like the wife might die next week, maybe they can hook up guilt-free. Though I'm guessing there will be some guilt involved anyway, since Addison will be the doctor who can't save our poor little squeaky-voiced pregnant wife.
Sure those doctors seem nice, but would you actually trust your health to the Oceanside Wellness staff? Read our list of why not first.
No previouslies this week, but I'll tell you: A lot of pretty doctors had sex and acted crazy. We open with Salt N Pepa singing "What A Man" as the sun shines on an outdoor basketball game. The game includes Pete, Sam, Cooper and a bunch of other guys in their age range. Naomi and Addison settle in to watch. Naomi notices some hot guy, as Addison removes her sweater to reveal she's wearing a sexy dress. Naomi flirts with the hot basketball player as Sam watches on annoyed. Addison wants to leave, because the bleachers smell of high school and urine. Naomi tells her she's sowing her oats, which are not married cardiologists. Addison protests that there's nothing with her and Noah (though they are apparently on a first-name basis already), and points out that in a bar there would be drinks. Naomi says that the men there wouldn't be wearing shorts, though. I have to say that however hot Naomi's basketball player is here, he pales next to Taye Diggs, so I just don't get how she can not want him more. But I like this show for making hot Taye Diggs the needy one in his former relationship.
Pete looks at a girl standing by the bleachers, and they make flirty eyes at each other. He says she's going home with him tonight. Am I the only one who didn't know that basketball pickup games were a) things you go home with people after for sex and b) played close enough to nighttime to make such statements. Cooper's annoyed with all the women here. He has enough with his crazy girlfriend and crazy pregnant best friend/roommate. He'd like this to remain about men and basketball. The guy Naomi likes asks the other guys to play. Sam knocks him down when they start. Naomi thinks this is like watching gladiators without the killing. I'm not sure why, but she's gleeful about this. Addison's phone rings, and it's Noah. She answers even though Naomi tells her not to. Addison says she'll be right there.
At the hospital, Addison's checking on Noah's squeaky-voiced wife, Morgan. She kept telling herself it was nothing, that she was paranoid, but then it got worse. Addison says they need to start cooling measures for Morgan's 103-degree temperature, then asks Morgan if she's feeling chills or nausea. Morgan says both. I'm not doctor, but does it seem weird to use "cooling measures" to handle "chills"? Morgan says her heart's racing. She apologizes for pulling Addison away from something on a Sunday, thinking it might have been a date with her guy. Noah looks at Addison, who tries to show no emotion. She rolls Morgan onto her side, and Morgan winces with pain. Afterward, in the hall, Addison tells Noah that Morgan has a kidney infection. He apologizes for calling her, but she says it's okay; it's her job. Sunny credits.