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This week's Private Practice (ABC, Thursday, 10 p.m. ET) focuses on the aftermath of a brutally violent sexual assault. The victim is Charlotte King (KaDee Strickland), a character you'd never call a victim under normal circumstances. Sexologist Charlotte is a sassy go-getter with a sharp tongue, a southern twang and a very bright mind. She's Chief of Staff at St. Ambrose Hospital, and she's put her fiancé, amiable pediatrician Cooper Freedman (Paul Adelstein), through his paces just for falling in love with her.
Viewers saw only the first few moments of the attack in last week's episode. What we do know: It was a random incident, perpetrated by a deranged patient (played by Buffy alum Nicholas Brendon) who, based on the promos, is already in police custody when this week's episode begins. "It takes place all in one night, and it's [set] almost entirely in the hospital," exec producer Shonda Rhimes told Entertainment Weekly. "And there's almost no music. It's a fairly silent episode. It's a compelling, painful episode. The work KaDee did in it was amazing."
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