"The Next Episode" is the fifth episode of the sixth season of Private Practice and the 103rd produced episode of the series. It is also the 280th produced episode of the Grey's Anatomy franchise. It was broadcast on November 13, 2012.
Sam is followed by a camera crew as they shoot a pilot for a reality TV series revolving around his life, but the cameras catch him during a personal crisis when his mother arrives in town with her ailing boss, which exposes Sam to an unexpected family secret which changes Sam's perspectives of his childhood. Meanwhile, Addison deals with the awkwardness between herself and Sam's mother in the wake of their break up while Violet, Cooper and James continue to lead the search for the missing girl, using Sam's camera crew to try and bring their search to a national audience.
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