Bells will definitely be ringing for Benjamin Bratt this month…
The first image has hit the internet of Private Practice’s highly anticipated series finale this month, which will feature the previously reported nuptials between 48-year-old half-Peruvian American actor’s character Dr. Jake Reilly and Kate Walsh’s Dr. Addison Montgomery.
The image features the groom and bride sharing a kiss, presumably after they exchange their vows. The nuptials will be attended by their Seaside Health and Wellness coworkers, including Addison’s best friend Naomi (Audra McDonald), who makes her way back to Los Angeles from New York. Naomi was last seen on the show’s fourth season.
“It was great to spend time with everyone,” Walsh recently gushed about the final episode. “That’s what the last few episodes were about – soaking up the moments.” Hinting that there will be a tear-jerking moment, she advises fans, “Keep the Kleenex handy!”
It will be the second marriage for Addison, who was previously married to Patrick Dempsey‘s Dr. Derek Shepherd on Grey’s Anatomy. The couple got divorced after she cheated on him with his best friend Dr. Mark Sloan (Eric Dane).
Walsh previously said why her character deserved the happy ending, “After all Addison has suffered and struggled with throughout the series – all the heartache and hardship — Shonda [Rhimes, Private Practice’s creator and showrunner] really wanted to have her find a meaningful relationship and she got to have her child and find a guy that was her match. It will be very emotional for fans and very satisfying.”
The final episode of Private Practice is called “In Which We Say Goodbye” and will air Tuesday, January 22 at 10 P.M. on ABC.