In Season Five also, Pete (Tim Daly) was arrested for pulling the plug on a patient at the request of his boyfriend over the wishes of the patientís estranged father. Pete and Violet (Amy Brenneman) reconciled though, which is good for their family. Violet is very optimistic about the trial, but when Pete doesnít show up on the day of court, that really throws things into a loop. It turns out that Pete had a heart attack while out on a run and is dead. I didnít expect them to kill off a character like that without any built-up drama, but they did. This means that you will not see Pete in Private Practice: The Complete Sixth and Final Season.
Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) has made it to one year sober thanks to AA and Sheldonís (Brian Benben) support. Thatís no small feat considering all she went through with her pregnancy. I am amazed at the transformation, but that doesnít mean that things are easy for her. When a new doctor, Dr. James Peterson (Matt Long), joins staff at St. Ambrose, he immediately has eyes for the stubborn Amelia. Given all sheís been through, itís not going to be easy to get close to her, but he is determined nonetheless. Sheldon starts out the season seeing his ex-wife Lauren. Itís a long distance thing though, so there is nothing serious for now. He gets some disturbing news when Sam does a test for cancer. Sheldonís life is going to change forever, but sometimes even bad changes bring good things to your life.
In some very shocking news, Charlotte is pregnant, with triplets! Anytime you have a multiple pregnancy though, there are serious risks. Charlotte and Cooper (Paul Adelstein) are going to have a lot to deal with. The hospital is going to find out how difficult of a patient Charlotte can be and the board is going to learn that they really donít want to cross her! I love their son. Mason (Griffin Gluck) is a really amazing kid and heís going to be a wonderful big brother.
The only special features on the DVD are Deleted Scenes and Bloopers, which I guess makes sense given that it is only a 13 episode half-season to conclude the series correctly. I love it when the series finale actually wraps a series up and ties up more or less all the loose ends. It just feels more complete and very satisfactory. Private Practice concludes with a perfect finale that will leave you feeling satisfied. If youíre a fan of the show, youíre going to want to pick up this final season to complete your collection and give yourself a sense of finality for a great series.