Category Archives: Private Practice


As always, E! goes first and give us spoilers about the next episodes from Greys. TIP: We might get some emotional scenes coming around

Leah: I can’t wait until January for more Grey’s Anatomy! Got scoop to time me over until then?
You’re not the only one who thinks the winter hiatus is too long. “I’m a fan of the show too so I’m just so excited to see it return!” Caterina Scorsone, who plays our new favorite neurosurgeon Amelia Shepherd, told us. “I can’t wait to see how all the particular stories unfold. But I am—well, I don’t want to say excited, because that’s not the right word—I’m drawn into Kepner and Avery’s baby story in part because it resonates so deeply in Amelia’s backstory. She had a really difficult journey with her baby. It will be incredibly interesting to see how their story plays out.”



Entertainment Weekly Interview

As I say, GREAT week to be a Caterina’s fan. We have a new interview about this week’s ep, and it keeps gettin better:

There’s quite a commotion at Grey Sloan Memorial. A woman is getting increasingly angry, making a scene in front of half the hospital. She has good reason to be demanding a new doctor: She’s just realized that the surgeon working with her mother also happens to be an addict she knows from Narcotics Anonymous meetings. “Anonymous,” of course, is a relative term here: EW has hit the set of Grey’s to see Amelia’s (Caterina Scorsone) past—including her hardcore drug use and the details of her late boyfriend’s overdose—unravel for all to see in the span of roughly 30 seconds.

For those who may not be in the know, the former Private Practice character struggled with addiction from a young age after witnessing the murder of her father alongside her older brother, Derek (Patrick Dempsey). After overdosing in her youth, Amelia got on the straight and narrow and became a doctor—but struggled in later years, eventually turning to pills and alcohol. The tipping point came when her new boyfriend Ryan, whom she met in AA, died of an overdose after the two took the last of their pills and swore to get clean the next day. After rehab, Amelia later discovered she was pregnant with the late Ryan’s baby—but the child was born without a brain. Suffice it to say, things haven’t been easy for the youngest Shepherd sibling.

“This episode allows us to go back and revisit all of that stuff and bring her past into the present, so that all the Grey’s fans who weren’t familiar with that hardcore journey she went on in Private Practice will start to see that backstory, and start to see all the layers of this quirky, wacky neurosurgeon. Who is also Little Dreamy,” Scorsone says.

Among the crowd that witnesses Amelia’s confrontation is Owen (Kevin McKidd), who’s forced to reevaluate whether Amelia is the best person for this job. “You can understand why people would be slightly concerned, knowing that their neurosurgeon had a history with hard narcotics,” Scorsone says. “He doesn’t know how hard she’s been working on her sobriety.”

That all may work in Derek’s favor, as he’s been playing second fiddle to his younger sister after deciding against moving to Washington D.C. this season. “There’s been a lot of tension since she came to the hospital, because she originally moved and left her whole life with the idea that she was going to take over his position in the hospital—so that he could feel good about leaving and going to Washington. And of course, at the last minute, he decides to stay,” Scorsone says. “We’re stuck with two highly talented, brilliant neurosurgeons in a very small space. They’ve been having some sibling rivalry since she got there. In this episode, there’s an interesting and key moment when her credibility is thrown into question. It lands on Derek to make a decision about how he’s going to represent her, defend her honor and credibility—or not defend it.”

It goes without saying that Amelia hasn’t made a great first impression with some of her new co-workers—especially Owen. “It is not an ideal circumstance that they’ve come together like this,” she says. “He’s the chief of the hospital, and he’s confronting her about potentially having killed her boyfriend through drug use. It’s going to be an interesting challenge to see her rise above the demolished reputation that occurs in this episode.”

But this experience may just be the catalyst that brings the long-rumored Owen-Amelia romance one step closer to fruition. “They have both witnessed a lot of tragedy and experienced a lot of tragedy,” Scorsone says. “They both have mental health problems due to trauma, and both had journeys with babies. But I think Shonda has a great eye for romantic couplings. She’ll know when the right one is happening. I just trust that she’ll know.”

All that being said, could Amelia’s confrontation send her spiraling once again? “She has built herself a lot of support and structure emotionally,” she says. “She has done so much work on building her foundation and core, having meetings available to her. She’s really been on her program and her recovery. That said, I think that addiction is a mercurial, tricky, tricky disease. Anybody who has suffered from it and really understands what it is knows that you can’t get cocky. No matter how sober you think you are, you’re one drink away from seeing that demon. Amelia has a very healthy respect for that.”


PS: I am trying to find the video from the Home and Family interview. In the minute I have it, I will post here 😉

Watch Amelia’s Intervention

Since this new Grey’s ep is all about Amelia and her past od and dead boyfriend, I see a lot of people who don’t watch Private Practice trying to understand what the hell is hapenning on the sneak peak.

I think you should watch the whole serie but, for this ep, I think YOU NEED to watch the intervention ep in PP.

I search for an online link and I finally found one. It’s a double episode with the intervention, ryan’s dead AND the rehab, but I swear, it’s really GOOD.

Have Fun

Intervention EP

Caterina’s new interview about Amelia

Today we got a new Caterina’s interview about this week episode. She talks about Derek, Maggie, Hunt and a new interesting relationship between Amelia and Richard.

TVLINE | You must’ve assumed Amelia’s past would eventually come back to bite her.

Absolutely. You can’t live in Shondaland without that kind of deep, dark secret coming to light at some point.

TVLINE | How does her secret leak?
Amelia is involved in a complicated neuro case that a bunch of the doctors are involved in, and she’s asked to come into the waiting area to discuss the case with a family member. And, as it turns out, that family member knows all of her secrets, and freaks out that she is going to be her parents’ surgeon. And basically outs her to everybody about her sobriety and her whole history with the death of her lover Ryan.

TVLINE | She must be mortified.
Yes, she’s mortified, but it goes even deeper than that. I think she so firmly compartmentalized that part of her life. She feels that she escaped all of that when she moved to Seattle. Alcoholism and drug addiction is a very dangerous disease. And she knows that she’s always one drink away from falling prey to it. Becoming stressed and isolated is really dangerous for someone who suffers from addiction. So, yes, she’s embarrassed and humiliated, but, beyond that, she’s scared for her sober life. It threatens everything she is trying to build for herself now.

TVLINE | Will it cause her to relapse?
I don’t know. We haven’t gotten that far in terms of the story. I think Amelia has learned a lot, and she definitely has more tools now. But there’s always that risk for her. So far it hasn’t happened with what we’ve shot.

TVLINE | When you think back to Amelia’s rap sheet — Ryan’s death, writing prescriptions for herself, performing surgery under the influence — does it make you go, ‘She really doesn’t have any business practicing medicine!’”
[Laughs] What’s funny about that is when I was initially doing that storyline onPrivate Practice, I looked into doctors and addiction, and the truth is there are staggering statistics on how many surgeons and doctors have struggled with addiction problems. It’s such a high-pressure job, and the hours are so long… and they have constant access to pharmacy-grade drugs. It’s actually a fairly common problem. And they now have protocols that protect doctors, so they feel comfortable coming out and saying, “I have a problem and I need treatment.”

TVLINE | Does this week’s episode establish how much Derek knows about her past?
Derek doesn’t know everything. He knows that she’s had an addiction problem. He knows about Ryan dying. But there are things that Derek doesn’t know. The Amelia-Derek relationship ends up being really interesting in this episode, because she’s always looked up to her brother and kind of sees him as a father figure after they lost their dad. In this episode, this terrible exposure of her past happens and she looks to him to support her and protect her. He does not rise to the occasion. [Laughs] It really recasts how she perceives that relationship.

TVLINE | Does anyone come to her defense?
There’s a really sweet relationship that’s developing between Amelia and Dr. Weber, who is also a sober alcoholic. She seeks him out, and he has some incredible words of wisdom and protection for her. He fathers her in a really lovely way.

TVLINE | Are you enjoying the friendship between Amelia and Maggie?
Yeah. And it’s also nice because Kelly McCreary is totally awesome. We love having scenes. She’s a great actress and a cool lady. And we’re both kind of new to being series regulars, so we’re walking that path together. We feel very lucky about that pairing.

TVLINE | Amelia mentioned recently that she hasn’t had sex in ages. It seems inevitable that Owen will eventually end that dry spell for her. Any hints of that coming up?
We haven’t shot anything that explicitly goes down that road. I think Shonda is trying to be really careful about not accelerating past the healing that both of them have to do. He had this huge relationship with Cristina that was really important to him. And Amelia lost Ryan and her baby, and then broke off this engagement. So she’s got a lot of wounds to heal, and is very gun-shy in the love department. She’s really protective of her heart. She’s been really badly burned in the past. So I think Shonda is just being careful not to push that too soon. But… I definitely see why that speculation has happened. They have some really interesting, mutual wounded pieces. [Laughs]