Private Practice 4.14 "Home Again" Review - Stepford Addison

There were two pieces of Private Practice tonight. Because I found it distasteful, I'll first deal with the execution story involving Violet and Sheldon. I really had hope for the story. That the husband, after 17 years, came clean and admitted he committed a murder he had denied until then gave me some hope. So many execution stories come down to the person being innocent and everybody gets to talk about how right they were and how horrible the system is to ever use execution under any circumstances.

But then it was in the open, and his wife was confronting the wife of the murdered man, and I was let down. I know what it is like to want to explain away someone's crimes. I've made excuses that I cannot believe I have made when defending a guilty person. But to ask the wife of a murdered man to petition the governor for a stay of execution was just going too far. I can only think of the years of grief she had undergone, with just 48 hours left to what might be the final step in her grieving process (because as long as there is a chance the outcome can change, it is always on your mind), to be assaulted like she was just assaulted me. Read More...


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