House (2004–2012)
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Babies & Bathwater 

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.

Director:

Bill Johnson

Writers:

David Shore (created by), Peter Blake (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Laurie ... Dr. Gregory House
Lisa Edelstein ... Dr. Lisa Cuddy
Omar Epps ... Dr. Eric Foreman
Robert Sean Leonard ... Dr. James Wilson
Jennifer Morrison ... Dr. Allison Cameron (credit only)
Jesse Spencer ... Dr. Robert Chase
Marin Hinkle ... Naomi Randolph
Michael A. Goorjian ... Sean Randolph (as Michael Goorjian)
Michael Simpson Michael Simpson ... Joel Kaplan
Natalie Shaw ... Rachel Kaplan
Ron Perkins ... Dr. Ron Simpson
Kenneth Choi ... Dr. Lim
Chi McBride ... Edward Vogler
John Berg John Berg ... Dr. Prather
S.E. Perry ... Officer Davis
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 2005 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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House, Wilson, Foreman, and Chase are celebrating Vogler's leaving with champagne in House's office. House is sitting on the bookcase by his window, holding a mostly empty glass. Cuddy walks in, and House begins to fill a black coffee cup on his desk. While he is still pouring champagne into the cup, Cuddy suddenly has the glass in her hand, and it's considerably more full than when House had it. See more »

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Edward Vogler: Gregory House is a symbol of everything wrong with the healthcare industry. Waste, insubordination, doctors preening like they're kings and the hospital their own private fiefdom. Healthcare is a business. I'm gonna run it like one. I hereby move to revoke the tenure of Dr. Gregory House and terminate his employment at this hospital, effective immediately.
Female Boardmember: Don't you think we should discuss this...
Edward Vogler: We just did.
Dr. Lisa Cuddy: We need time.
Edward Vogler: The vote is on the table. All in favor?
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Dark but Funny Episode
16 April 2006 | by lastsonkryptonSee 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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