'Private Practice' Cast Previews Season 6, Plays 'Death, Wedding or Baby'
'Private Practice' Recap: 5 Big Reveals From the Season 6 Premiere
There's a lot going on at Seaside Wellness when Private Practice returns for its sixth season.
On-screen, Addison (Kate Walsh) finally has the baby she's always wanted in Henry and was last seen tasked with the tough decision of deciding between two men who both envision a future with her. Sam (Taye Diggs) came to his senses, realized he was letting not wanting children stand in the way of a relationship with her and proposed in the fifth season finale, while Jake (Benjamin Bratt) is wooing Addison by doing everything right from the start.
The Hollywood Reporter caught up with the cast during a visit to the show's Hollywood set to mark the Shonda Rhimes drama's landmark 100th episode to get the scoop on what's in store for the "no-holes-barred" season. With the show facing an uncertain future beyond its 13-epiosde order with star Walsh departing after the initial run, THR quizzed the cast and creators and challenged them to play a version of the game "Shag, Marry, Kill" for how they'd like their characters' journeys to end. The results? They're fun -- and surprising.
Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh)
Where we left off: Sam proposes, while Jake woos the new mom. Decisions, decisions!
What's ahead: Who she'll pick will be revealed in the premiere, and the second episode of the season -- the series' 100th -- "all of the cast is there and it takes place outside of the practice and it's very colorful and I predict that you will laugh and cry," Walsh says, dismissing a wedding theory with an "I don't know" and a laugh.
Death, wedding or baby? "Well, she's got Henry, so that leaves a death and a wedding. She could maybe choke on a chicken bone at the altar. That would also imply that she has chicken wings at the altar, which is maybe my fantasy of my next wedding!" she chuckles.
Sam Bennett (Taye Diggs)
Where we left off: While the father -- and grandfather! -- balked at extending his family and having a baby with Addison, seeing her with Jake brought out his jealous side and he proposed to her in the finale.
What's ahead: "Both characters are in love with Addison and we both have a mutual respect for one another," Diggs says, noting that he's relates to the love triangle. "Obviously one of us is going to be a little more upset than the other and then there's the issue of coming to the workplace every day and having to deal with the choices she's made."
Death, wedding or baby? "I already have a grandchild and a baby, so I don't need no more babies! But maybe a death -- like a funky, dramatic crazy death scene if I had to choose," he says.
Jake Reilly (Benjamin Bratt)
Where we left off: Driving to Addison's place with dinner -- and flowers -- while Sam moves in. (Awww.)
What's ahead: Ever the optimist, Bratt says the "good news" is that "which ever of us finds ourselves on the short end of the stick, it's not terribly difficult to move on and rebound and find love somewhere else," noting finding romance in the world of Private Practice "shortly after having your heart broken is not a difficult task." Foreshadowing, anyone?
Death, wedding or baby? "I deliver babies all day long so I vote wedding!" Bratt says. So much for that foreshadowing theory!
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