House M.D.: Season 1, Episode 18

Babies & Bathwater (19 Apr. 2005)

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While House and his team scramble to discover what's causing brain and kidney dysfunction in a pregnant woman, Vogler is on the warpath to get House fired.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Allison Cameron (credit only)
Sean Randolph (as Michael Goorjian)
Michael Simpson ...
Joel Kaplan
Rachel Kaplan
John Berg ...
Dr. Prather
Officer Davis


While driving a car with her husband Sean, the pregnant Naomi Randolph collapses and is moved to House's hospital. Edward Vogler is forcing the dismissal of House, pressing the board with his investment of one hundred million dollars in the hospital. The team finds that Naomi has small-cell lung cancer, needing to be submitted to radiation, but she refuses the caesarean section and the treatment to give a better chance of survival to the baby. Meanwhile, the baby of a young couple is losing weight, and House finds that the baby is being fed by the vegetarian parents only with a vegan diet. The direction of the hospital calls the social service and the police and the parents are arrested. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The patient, following the operation, is shown with a distended stomach and an ET tube. The first would have been eliminated by the operation and the second would have been removed after her death. See more »


Dr. James Wilson: I've got no kids. My marriage sucks. I only got two things that work for me: this job and this stupid screwed up friendship and neither mattered enough for you to give one lousy speech!
Dr. Gregory House: They mattered.
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Dark but Funny Episode
16 April 2006 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful episode from the series, and one of the truly rare instances where House doesn't always get his way. The main plot, regarding the pregnant woman, shows House at its dark best, and the advancement of that story shows House having to recognize his cynicism is not always appropriate. But the real treat is the Vogler storyline, which shows Vogler at his diabolical best. If House is truly Sherlock Holmes, then Vogler is unquestionably his Moriarty - the one nemesis who has truly gotten the best of House, and this is the episode where that happens. Their final confrontation is funny, nerve-wracking and surprising, as it should be. Also, to correct an earlier comment, the trashy woman with strange bruises who is having sex is NOT in this episode. She appeared in the previous episode, "Role Model."

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