House

Season 5 Episode 6

Joy

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Oct 28, 2008 on FOX
8.5
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An ailing man suffers from blackouts and sleepwalks, leading the team to wonder if his sleepwalking is a symptom, or how the man is becoming exposed to something else. When the man's daughter grows ill as well, the team must provide a diagnosis before both die. Meanwhile, Cuddy adopts a newborn but when the birth mother displays a rash, she has to make a decision between putting the mother or daughter at risk.moreless

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  • 506

    9.0
    Well pretty much what all "Huddy" fans were anticipating. For House & Cuddy to kiss, or break the sexual tension at least, but that happens at the very end. Cuddy finds a mother who offers a baby for her, while House is being a jerk about the whole thing because he is secretly in love with her. A whole bunch of problems occur though as the mom gets sick, they deliver the baby early a bit undeveloped.



    Baby turns out fine, then the mom wants her baby back. Sort of a filler, except for the kiss at the end. I called it a filler since she didn't get the baby after everything. The case was a bit bleh for me. It was pretty average. The thing that made up for it was Cuddy's plot.moreless
  • Cuddy's desire.

    8.5
    This episode fell a little flat with probably the most boring patient I have ever seen on this show. Seriously, he was sooo dull. I guess that was sort of the point of the diagnosis, but nevertheless there was little interaction between the characters.



    Cuddy's storyline with the girl was heart rendering, however, and it was easily the best part of the episode- I would have probably raised it to 9.5-10 if it wasn't for the patient.



    House's reactions to Cuddy was also very interesting- we see his care for her, and I believe he doesn't want her to have a child because of his own feelings for her. I loved how they kissed at the end- and then House just walks out- very House like! House should definately be with her!



    Nevertheless, the patient storyline was a huge letdown- I am not sure if thats because of the writing of the lack of the old team- the episode lost its way with the medicine, and focussed too much on the drama for my liking- I hope thats not a start of a slipperly slope. Great in places, but nowhere near the high consistency of other episodes.moreless
  • Cuddys adoption plans fall through at the last minute.

    10
    In this episode of House, the following happens. Cuddy meets with the birth mother who has chosen her. House deals with a patient, who is having re-accruing blackouts. The team soon learn that he has a cocaine problem, which he buys during his blackouts during which he also sleepwalks. Cuddy takes the birth mother to the hospital, where it is discovered that the baby has a problem with her lungs, which are underdeveloped. Soon the mother develops problems and an emergency c-section is performed. Soon the patient's daughter is also sleepwalking and having blackouts. When Cuddy goes to see the mother the next day, she has changed her mind. She now wants to keep the baby. The team learn that the father and daughter have a Mediterranean disease, which the team cure. At the end of the episode House goes to see Cuddy. She is still upset and crying. She kisses House and he leaves.moreless
  • The best!!!

    10
    WOW...This episode was incredible!! Really intresting case but even more intersting; Cuddy's baby girl: Joy. I feel sooo bad for Cuddy, she lost her baby (again!). She tryed sooo hard this time, She would be a great mother, Becca knew that and she still took her baby back. She could have had another baby, Cuddy can't have her own!! And House! He should really support her more! She needed all the support she could get, and she didn't get much. He is leading her on, but then he stops and leaves her alone, avoids her just because of the kiss. I was soooo happy when they kissed!!!!! I've always thought they should get together, this might be the first step!!!! yay!!!!!moreless
  • Review

    8.5
    If things stay the way that they are for this show from now until the series end, then I will forever be the one who will always say that they should have involved Cuddy more in the show. She has the best dynamic with House right outside of Wilson and she is a very underused chaacter. I knew the outcome of this episode when it started, but it still was a very powerful epsiodes nonetheless. Everything that she has been through to try and have a child and this is what happens to her. Like I said, I saw it coming but it was still heartbreaking to see it happen. I'm not sure what to make of the House and Cuddy kiss at the end of the episode. I have wanted them to hook up for a long time now, but I always thought that them being together forever would be the end of the show and since I have no idea when this show is going to end - I'm not sure how I should take it. Overall, the standard case was pretty boring but house and Cuddy saved the sub-par episode to bring it up to an 8.5moreless
Lisa Edelstein

Lisa Edelstein

Dr. Lisa Cuddy

Omar Epps

Omar Epps

Dr. Eric Foreman

Robert Sean Leonard

Robert Sean Leonard

Dr. James Wilson

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison

Dr. Allison Cameron

Jesse Spencer

Jesse Spencer

Dr. Robert Chase

Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

Dr. Gregory House

Salvator Xuereb

Salvator Xuereb

Jerry Harmon

Guest Star

Joanna Koulis

Joanna Koulis

Samantha Harmon

Guest Star

Vanessa Zima

Vanessa Zima

Becca

Guest Star

Kal Penn

Kal Penn

Dr. Lawrence Kutner

Recurring Role

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde

Thirteen

Recurring Role

Bobbin Bergstrom

Bobbin Bergstrom

Nurse

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When Jerry is sweating blood, there is a lot less blood on his chest when the camera does a closeup.

    • As Cameron is examining Becca, her shirt covers her belly and other times it doesn't, depending on the shot.

    • When House drops "baby barf" on Cuddy's shoulder the stain is different after the first angle change. When the angle changes again we see Cuddy cleaning the original stain from her clothes.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • House: Whatever's in the cocaine other than the cocaine explains the memory loss.
      Taub: Dealers cut that stuff with all kinds of garbage.
      Thirteen: Great, we'll start him on immediate treatment for all kinds of garbage.

    • (after Cuddy's adopted child is born)
      House: Now it's time to say those magic words you will be telling her for the rest of her life: "Mommy's gonna go to work."

    • Dr. Cuddy: You know you are gonna pay for that?
      House: I'm paying for it right now, with the wisdom.

    • Dr. Cuddy: Thirty-seven-year-old male with recurring blackouts.
      House: Tell him to switch from tequila to bourbon, worked for me.

    • Dr. Cuddy: Why do you even care? It's not like I'm ever going to ask you to babysit.
      House: I'm a humanitarian.

    • Sadie: Are you crazy, bitch?
      Thirteen: No, I'm just a bitch who knows what she wants.

    • House: I need your advice.
      Dr. Wilson: It's not cancer.
      House: Wow! Can you remove spleens with your mind too?

    • House: Why the hell haven't you come to talk to me about Cuddy? I've been doing all sorts of insane stuff.
      Dr. Wilson: If she can't handle your insanity, she can't handle a baby.

    • House: Guy's bleeding out of his pores. What does that tell us? Other than that you don't want to play basketball against him and he's dying?

    • Becca: Who's that?
      Dr. Chase: Dr. Gregory House. He's the one you'll be suing when you develop sepsis.

    • Dr. Cuddy: Stop pressuring her.
      House: Sorry. Daddy's perfectly healthy, but we want you to give him a kidney anyway because it'd be cool if he had three.

    • House: I need a genetic disease.
      Dr. Wilson: I'm sure you're carrying a few.

    • Dr. Wilson: I've just given you the answer, haven't I? And now you're going to walk out of here without saying a word.
      House: (leaving) Nope!

    • House: I'm sure the mom will be thrilled to hand her crack baby off to a doctor.
      Dr. Cuddy: She's not a crack baby.
      House: No, mother's perfectly healthy. She just had to give up the baby in order to continue her work on the human genome.
      Dr. Cuddy: She confessed to some past meth use.
      House: What they don't confess to is almost always more interesting. This is a mistake.
      Dr. Cuddy: Because a kid you don't know may have some problems you don't know about that she may have passed on to a kid?
      House: Because you're a control seeking narcissist. Which is fine, good even in some jobs. But you're not equipped to handle a real kid, never mind a factory second. Where are you meeting her?
      Dr. Cuddy: In a little place called "Follow me and your urologist will be buying himself a new yacht."
      House: They explained the return policy, right? It's worse than video games.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: October 29, 2008 on TEN
      Latin America: December 18, 2008 on Universal Channel
      Portugal: December 29, 2008 on Fox
      The Netherlands: February 12, 2009 on SBS 6
      Germany: April 7, 2009 on RTL
      Denmark: May 2, 2009 on Kanal 4
      Poland: September 17, 2009 on TVP2
      Slovakia: October 7, 2009 on STV1
      Czech Republic: October 12, 2009 on TV Nova
      Sweden: November 3, 2009 on TV4

    • Music: Fire (Daniel Lanois)

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