The Breaking Point

November 17, 2011
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"The Breaking Point" is the ninth episode of the fifth season of Private Practice and the 85th produced episode of the series. It is also the 242nd produced episode of the Grey's Anatomy franchise. It was broadcast on November 17, 2011.

After the devestating outcome of her spiral, Amelia begins her 50 days in rehab while trying to overcome her grief and her addiction and bonds with an 18 year old patient who also has a history of drug abuse. Violet makes a realization about the state of her and Pete's marriage while Cooper is forced to put his commitment to Mason on the back burner to help a patient. Addison gives IVF one last chance, putting a strain on her relationship with Sam.



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