“Private Practice”, Season 6, Episode 10: Review

Georgia On My Mind

Charlotte stresses the doctors out when she continues to run Saint Ambrose Hospital from her doctor-ordered bed rest. Meanwhile, scared that Charlotte might never leave the hospital, Mason begins acting out in school.

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This time it is Charlotte’s turn to be the focus of a Private Practice episode. Whereas Cooper’s episode (Life Support) featured more reality tv-like personal confessions with asides of Cooper speaking directly to the audience, Georgia On My Mind was a journey inside witty and outspoken Charlotte’s mind.

Georgia On My Mind shows Charlotte as she continues (or tries) to run St. Ambrose from her hospital bed. Weird as it may sound, that’s exactly what I expected of Charlotte: as control freak who loves her job, what else would she want to do? Besides, I think refusing to relinquish her professional responsibilities is also an effort on Charlotte’s part to keep her mind busy and not worry about her newborn daughter and the two yet to come all the time (and perhaps keep her feeling powerless about what is happening at bay).

However, her frustration come out when dealing with her visitors as well as with nurses. Luckily, Stephanie – whom Charlotte chose as her personal nurse – gives her a reality check and reminds her that she is not the only one going through a difficult pregnancy and she has to stop giving a hard time to nurses, if she wants them to be there to willingly and quickly help her when she really needs it.

Finally, I loved the dance sequences. They may seem odd, but they serve – along with the thoughts expressed as she talked to herself- to represent Charlotte’s feelings and emotions and they must have been a blast to film.

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