So, I finally got around to watching the pilot episode!
SPOILERS ALERT! SPOILERS ALERT!
Addison finally goes to Los Angeles and joins the Oceanside Wellness Group. The first person she sees is Dr. Sam Bennett (Taye Diggs), who is Dr. Naomi Bennett’s ex-husband. He’s surprised to see Addison and he gets into an argument with his ex-wife — why did she act on her own in hiring Addison?
Things get heated when other doctors in the clinic are as irritated about it. Events in the clinic continues they get a patient who was going to give his sperm to his girlfriend. And while the guy tries to get into the mood (viewers don’t get to see this), he has a stroke and dies when he reaches the hospital — it’s been too long.
The girlfriend still wants the old guy’s sperm (and when I say old, I mean guy with white hair and looks old). Apparently, she loves him. The head honcho at the hospital refuses to let the OWG get the sperm for the girlfriend and Naomi shows the hospital the papers wherein it clearly showed that the old guy wanted to let his girlfriend have his sperm.
Surprise surprise! Apparently, our old man has a wife! And the wife also wants her husband’s sperm. But after having a talk with Naomi, who, if we remember, was suddenly told by Sam that he didn’t love her anymore, the wife just let the girlfriend have it.
While that was happening, Dr. Violet Turner (Amy Brenneman) is trying to calm down her patient who began compulsively counting the tiles in a store — turns out that the patient lost her kid and was reminded of him when she saw this commercial in that store. She solved this one with the help of Dr. Cooper Freedman (Paul Adelstein).
On the other hand, Addison gets a young patient who’s about to give birth. There’s a complication and she had to open up the girl lacking medical equipments (plus anesthesia). Dr. Peter “Pete” Wilder (Tim Daly) does his acupuncturist thing so that the patient won’t feel any pain. The operation is a success and the girl gets brought to the hospital.
The day is up and they deliberate whether Addison gets to stay. Naomi apologizes and Addison does her speech.
Woah, woah, woah, woah! Hold on a minute! Uh… I have been working here less than 24 hours, okay? And in that time, I discovered that I am not welcome here. I learned that I am a one-man gyne show and I performed crazy MacGyver surgery. Plus, Sam saw my booty! So, this has not been a great day for me. This day kinda sucked! But you know, I had a patient. One patient. One patient the entire day! And I loved it! So, you want me gone? Too bad! I’m in! I’m putting my foot down… My foot down… Down. I’m not going anywhere, so… Yeah… I thought I had a big finish but, I don’t… So… I’m gone.
That was sad.
That was really sad.
I’m embarrassed for you.
She gets to stay!
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