"Playing God" is the third episode of the fourth season of Private Practice and the 57th produced episode of the series. It is also the 186th produced episode of the Grey's Anatomy franchise. It was broadcast on October 7, 2010.
The Oceanside doctors are tested when the drunk driver responsible for killing Dell and endangering Maya arrives at the practice, in a bid to make amends. However, when he suffers a heart attack amidst the confrontation Sam struggles with his responsibility to help save his life, bringing back painful memories from his residency. Naomi attempts to adapt to Addison and Sam's relationship, but finds the effect on their friendship unavoidable while Charlotte begins house hunting, much to Cooper's chagrin. Pete resumes working with an old colleague for a back-door medical practice.
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