Bizzy Forbes, Private Practice
Bizzy Forbes (JoBeth Williams)
Bizzy Forbes was introduced in Season 3 of medical drama Private Practice as lead character Addison’s mother. Allison caught her kissing her assistant Susan and it was revealed they had been in a secret relationship for 20 years, but Bizzy spent her life in the closet, married to The Captain because of their children and in order to preserve an image of respectability.
Bizzy also revealed that she hooked up with another girl at summer camp when she was 14.
Bizzy and Susan returned in Season 4 when Susan fell ill, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and had to undergo surgery. After Susan’s surgery Bizzy told Addison that she had finally divorced her father and was marrying Susan.
The two got married in episode 12, “Heaven Can Wait”, but Susan’s cancer had come back, she signed a DNR, and at the end of the wedding Susan collapsed. She then died in the next episode and a devastated Bizzy killed herself.
- 6 episodes.
Female love interests:
- Susan Grant 💀 (Ann Cusack, lesbian, recurring, 5 episodes, wife)
Relationship story arc with a woman: Yes
Male love interests:
- "The Captain" Montgomery (Stephen Collins, recurring, 4 episodes, ex-husband)
Relationship story arc with a man: Yes
Male love interest after being identified as a lesbian? Yes
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? No
 A relationship story arc is defined as explicit, developed on screen, and lasting more than 3 episodes. It is listed as questionable or subtext if romance is only implied, mentioned instead of shown on screen, part of a dream sequence, or otherwise not explicit for the viewer.
 Sweeps episodes air in February, May, July and November, the periods when advertising rates are set. A character is marked as "sweeps" when there is a very limited number of episodes that address their sexuality, all air during sweeps period, and the storyline is otherwise ignore/dropped.