House M.D.: Season 1, Episode 4

Maternity (7 Dec. 2004)

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A nightmare scenario hits Princeton Plainsboro when babies in the maternity ward are hit by a potentially fatal epidemic. Clinic Cases: Woman with a parasite!

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Two babies in separate delivery rooms delivered by separate staff become deathly ill within minutes of birth. Even though there's no way to explain how an infection could spread between them so quickly, the team must find some way to prevent an epidemic they can't yet identify. In chasing the killer, House must make a choice: give both babies the same treatment and loose both if he's wrong, or give them separate treatments to assure a positive ID of the illness, but also assuring that one of the babies will die. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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When House and his team are listing viruses that might be causing the infants' infection, they rule out the herpesvirus family, but cite cytomegalovirus as a possibility. Cytomegalovirus is a member of the herpesvirus family (human herpesvirus 5). However, Cuddy's rationale is that the virus in question is resistant to acyclovir, which is used specifically to treat the herpes simplex viruses (and, hence, House writes "HSV" under the "No" column). CMV is not treatable with acyclovir and so it is still a valid possibility. See more »

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Dr. Gregory House: [clinic patient is unaware she is pregnant; House tells her she has a parasite] Don't worry. Many women learn to embrace this parasite. They name it, dress it up in tiny clothes, arrange playdates with other parasites.
Jill: Playdates?
Dr. Gregory House: [shows her the ultrasound] It has your eyes.
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Tough to watch
3 April 2006 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

This show is so well made and so realistic at times, it can be hard to watch. MATERNITY is just such an episode. A very nasty bacterial infection or virus spreads like wildfire among the hospital's newborns, and their lives are threatened. It is very hard to tell in most scenes when we are looking at a real baby and an animatronic doll. Death stalks the halls big time in this episode, and that is all I will say about that. As for the clinic subplot, wait until you get a load of the woman harboring a "parasite." And wait until you see how House gets involved with the sick babies. Without giving the specifics away, I will say it is both funny and somehow oddly pleasing to see House in the exact same situation at the beginning and end of the episode.


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