"A Step Too Far" is the seventeenth episode of the fourth season of Private Practice and the 71st produced episode of the series. It is also the 214th produced episode of the Grey's Anatomy franchise. It was broadcast on March 24, 2011.
Violet's prepares for her book's release but the unflattering words of one reviewer causes her to doubt her abiltiy as an author and as a therapist while, at the launch party, Sheldon finds himself attracted to Marla Tompkins, the doctor who criticized Violet's book. When Addison begins to suspect that she may be pregnant but her suspicions force the issues with her relationship with Sam. Meanwhile, Cooper and Sam attempt convince a family that their son's health must take a priority over his sports career.
- "Everything She Wants" - Wham!
- "I'm Your Life" - Chrisette Michelle
- "Second Wind" - Trent Dabbs
- "Previously Loved" - Gareth Dunlop
- "Always Remember Me" - Ry Cumming