Addison attends Henry’s court date and realizes that the judge still has some concerns about Jake’s past, Sheldon introduces Miranda to his friends, and Cooper’s efforts to secure a dream house are put on hold when Charlotte goes into labor.
Instead of focusing on a single character, Private Practice next to last episode pulled back the spotlight on every character with everyone’s storyline intertwining and providing everyone’s perspective.
Charlotte’s delivery was intense and scary, Addison received awful news at Henry’s adoption hearing after the judge decided that the adoption couldn’t be finalized because of a recommendation from the social worker, who was concerned for Henry’s safety because of Jake’s history and what happened recently with his daughter, and Violet was clearly not past Pete’s death, but good things eventually happened to just about everybody. Charlotte and Cooper end up with four healthy kids – Mason, Georgia, Caroline and Rachel -, Addison and Jake legally become Henry’s parents and can look forward to their wedding, Violet opens herself up to a new friendship and decides that it is time to write another book, Sheldon manages to open up with Violet and Sam about what is going on in his life, and Amelia seems to have let love and hope back in her life.
I find that the scenes with each doctor chatting with baby Georgia were particularly sweet, providing an intimate touch to the episode and made it clear that where each doctor stood in Full Release directly draws back to their personal episodes and I feel it was fair to give each of them their own recap (and happy ending).