House M.D.: Season 7, Episode 5

Unplanned Parenthood (18 Oct. 2010)

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After a newborn experiences inexplicable breathing problems and liver failure, House and the team look at the baby's mother, Abbey's, own medical history for possible clues. When the team ... See full summary »

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After a newborn experiences inexplicable breathing problems and liver failure, House and the team look at the baby's mother, Abbey's, own medical history for possible clues. When the team makes a discovery about her newborn's health, Abbey is presented with a difficult decision that could potentially affect both her baby's health and her own. Meanwhile, following Cuddy's directive, House challenges Foreman and Taub to hire a female doctor to join the team. When Cuddy asks House to babysit her daughter, both House and Wilson learn a few hard lessons in parenting. Written by Fox Flash

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Dr. Lisa Cuddy: I don't know. All I know is that I'm gonna need to work late. I was actually hoping that you could babysit.
Dr. Gregory House: No.
Dr. Lisa Cuddy: Please.
Dr. Gregory House: Not two nights in a row.
Dr. Lisa Cuddy: Please.
Dr. Gregory House: I have a life, you know?
Dr. Lisa Cuddy: I will make it worth your while.
Dr. Gregory House: I am not going to bargain babysitting for sex... Who the hell said that? Of course I will.
Dr. Lisa Cuddy: Thank you.
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Bad sitcom storyline
19 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm giving the show a 5 because the medical case was interesting. Not being a physician, I have no idea how plausible it was, but to a person who knows next to nothing about real medicine, it was very original and interesting.

The "B" storyline, however, was the worst of the worst of old, tired sitcom variety. In fact, only Bill Cosby can really make comic story lines with young children work. As fabulous an actor and comedian as Hugh Laurie is, he was unable to make the "babysitting" storyline work. It was just bad and embarrassing as House and Wilson, the 2 non-fathers acting goofy and silly but not at all funny, try to hide the slightly damaged child from the unsuspecting Mom along with all the ancient and over-used poopy diaper gags. Just really stupid stuff straight out of old, '70's sitcoms. If this is the way the rest if the season is going to play out, we may be seeing the last one.


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