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Private Practice “It Was Inevitable” Review

And so we come to the actual killing of Mason’s mom, because Private Practice hasn’t brought us to tears enough this season. It’s really hard to pin-point the most heartbreaking moment of the episode. Was it Mason, amazingly studious for a little kid who’s mom is inches from death, pulling out a hand drawn picture for his mom’s homecoming? When Cooper swoops in to condescendingly explain he’s already explained that mom’s not coming home, I’m on the side of Mason; you show a kid a miracle surgery, they’re going to think that’s how medicine works.

Maybe the saddest moment was Mason asking his dad to teach him to pray so he can cure his mom like the religious kids he read about that cured their grandma with prayer (that’ll teach Cooper to leave Guideposts in the waiting room). Or it might be the most obvious, a trying-to-be stoic yet ultimately tearful Mason laying on top of his wasted-away mother, sobbing a declaration of love just before she breathes her last breath. It’s a good thing this kid’s dad’s best friend is a shrink because in the coming years (or episodes) he’s going to need a lot of therapy. Read More...

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