A Better Place to Be
Season 4 | Episode 404 | Aired 10/13/2010
Violet wants to adopt Betsey. Pete thinks it would be too much for them. They need more time to grow as a family. He asks Cooper to talk to Violet, who wonders if she should help Betsey because of what she did to her own son. Cooper says, “Your do-over is not with Betsey. It’s with Lucas.” As much as it hurts, Violet knows this is the truth.
Addison and Pete treat a pregnant woman who suffers from a painful condition that never shows up on any medical tests. The pregnancy is exacerbating her situation. The woman is three months away from her due date, but if they can’t stop her pain then she doesn’t want to have the baby. Amelia realizes the woman’s pain comes from pressure being put on her brain. Pete is against surgery, as it could possibly kill the woman or the baby. Addison and Amelia feel operating is the best option, as does the woman.
Pete has a lot in common with the woman’s husband. They both fell hard for the women in their lives. They also both had to endure some pretty heavy emotional changes along the way. The procedure on the woman appears to be a success. Husband and wife reunite in the recovery room as they both place their hands on the belly of the mom-to-be. They feel a kick. This brings smiles the husband, wife and a few of our favorite docs.