Naomi and Sam continue having loads of unattached sex. But Sam tends to disrupt the romping to talk shop with Naomi as if his coup never happened. That’ll make her knees weak, Sam!
On neighboring treadmills, Addison and Pete try one upping each other with their crazy personal lives. With each confession they increase their speed. When Pete divulges that the receptionist said he was a great luvah, Addison goes flying off the treadmill. Mildly injured, she heads to St. Ambrose where she’s tended to by Dell, now a hospital nurse. Charlotte attempts and fails to recruit Addison into surgery for the day.
Sam pompously urges Violet to book shorter appointments. Frustrated, Violet complains to Naomi only to learn that she is sleeping with “the enemy.” Addison returns to the office, receives a frosty greeting from her colleagues, and then accepts Charlotte’s offer.
[break]Pete meets with Frank, a firefighter captain who’s coping with post-traumatic stress by wearing lingerie beneath his uniform. He admits his fear of having his secret discovered by the men he commands, and wants Pete’s help. Pete urges Frank to seek counseling.
MIA since their last date, “Swat cop” Kevin arrives with donuts to woo Addison. They have a quick outdoor lunch, during which Kevin asks her on a “real date.” About time!
Violet meets with Linda, a distressed widow who’s concerned her son Jesse may be a sociopath. Violet sits down with Jesse, who refuses to open up. When she gives him a personality test where the results are inconclusive, Linda confesses that she sleeps with a hammer under her pillow, afraid of what Jesse might do to her.
[break]Naomi visits Dell at St. Ambrose, pleading with him to return to Oceanside. He gives her the cold shoulder. Meanwhile, Frank lands in the Ambrose ER, suffering terrible burns. Pete gets him stabilized, but not before a group of firefighters see Frank’s purple bra. Later, Frank tells Pete he’ll resign, but Pete puts things in perspective: Everyone has a vice, and Pete wishes he had one that worked as well for him as the undergarments do for Frank.
Addison is running from surgery to surgery, brushing off a patient’s husband—stating his wife will be “fine” as she rushes past—but when the patient starts bleeding again, the husband blames Addison for rushing. Addison is deeply affected by the confrontation with her patient’s husband. She thanks Charlotte for the job offer but ultimately passes.
[break]Violet drives to Jesse’s school to meet with his teachers, but is met by Jesse instead—holding a bat. He gets emotional as he reveals his dog had cancer and had to be put down. Knowing his Mother didn’t have the money, he killed the dog. Back at Oceanside, Violet confronts Naomi about using her in place of Addison. She explains they had that kind of friendship once, until Addison arrived. Violet tells Naomi to work it out with Addison and stop sleeping with Sam.
Dell gives Sam a list of demands needed for his return. When Sam refuses, Naomi unleashes all she’s held back since their reconciliation, telling him she will no longer be his sounding board. Dell is needed to keep the practice going. We’re just glad to see someone put Sam in his place.
[break]Cooper tells Charlotte that he’s worried that the others are blaming him for the practice’s financial woes. She tells him to toughen up, yet resists opening up about her own woes. But after Cooper’s urging, she finally talks about her bad day.
Addison and Kevin’s “real date” takes place at a shooting range. When it’s time to talk, they decide talking is overrated. Instead, they kiss. HAWT, we say.