Dr. Lisa Cuddy
Dr. Eric Foreman
Dr. James Wilson
Dr. Robert Chase
Dr. Allison Cameron
Dr. Gregory House
In the scene where the team is working on the baby boy, Chase keeps saying that the baby has gone into ventricular-fibrillation or v-fib, which is when the heart is disoriented to the point where the blood won't flow properly, when is goes into view of the heart the heart is stopped. That is called asystole, not ventricular fibrillation.
At the beginning, when the baby first starts spitting up, and the parents say she hasn't eaten anything yet and there's nothing to spit up. Yet later when House presents the case, he says the baby was 36 hours old when it started spitting up. Babies are fed well within 36 hours of their birth.
While generating a list of possible viruses that are causing the disease in the newborns, Wilson reports that ribavirin, the first-line antiviral for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), was ineffective, which should rule out RSV as the likely cause of the present illness. But Cuddy eliminates herpes virus instead, and later on RSV is actually added to the list.
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).
Dr. House very clearly states the date: December 2, 2004. But in the last scene, when he tells the doctors he will deliver a baby in March, one of the doctors exclaims "That's five months from now!" Even the end of March is only four months after the beginning of December.
House: We have an epidemic!
Dr. Cuddy: Two sick babies is very sad, but it doesn't prove an epidemic.
House: How many do?
Dr. Chase: Good news: No epidemic.
Dr. Foreman: (to House) Tragic, huh?
House: Lift up your arms. You have a parasite.
Jill: Like a tapeworm or something?
House: Lie back and lift up your sweater. You can put your arms down.
Jill: Can you do anything about it?
House: Only for about a month or so. After that it becomes illegal to remove, except in a couple of states.
House: Don't worry. Many women learn to embrace this parasite. They name it, dress it up in tiny clothes, arrange playdates with other parasites...
House: (showing her sonogram) It has your eyes.
Pregnant Girl/Jill: Do you think you...
Pregnant Girl/Jill: ...could do the prenatal...?
Pregnant Girl/Jill: ...or deliver the baby?
House: That would be "no".
Pregnant Girl/Jill: Okay...
Pregnant Girl/Jill: Thank you so much. I gotta get you a gift or something.
House: Sometimes the best gift is the gift of never seeing you again.
Pregnant Girl/Jill: Okay, all right!
House: This is our fault. Doctors over-prescribing antibiotics. Got a cold? Take some penicillin. Sniffles? No problem. Have some azithromycin. Is that not working anymore? Oh, got your levaquin. Antibacterial soaps in every bathroom. We'll be adding vancomycin to the water supply soon. We bred these superbugs. They're our babies. And they're all grown up and they've got body piercings and a lot of anger.
House: How's Cameron?
Dr. Foreman: Dr. Cameron?
House: Sure, let's start with her and move on to all the other Camerons we know.
Dr. Foreman: I'm sorry – I'm just not used to you asking about someone's well-being.
House: I can understand how the question would surprise you. I don't quite get how it would confuse you.
Dr. Foreman: Why do you want to know?
House: Why do you want to know why I want to know?
Dr. Foreman: Just curious.
House: Me too.
Dr. Foreman: You don't get curious.
House: I'm the most curious man in the world.
Dr. Foreman: Not about trivialities.
House: Then this must not be trivial.
House: I sometimes forget patients. I thought you were this idiot who didn't know how to use birth control.
Charlie: C'mon, Jill - he obviously doesn't want to talk to us.
House: Oh, I was trying to hide it...
Dr. House: The most successful marriages are based on lies. You're off to a great start.
House: If (Cuddy) doesn't solve this soon, her head's going to explode and I don't want to get any on me.
Dr. Cuddy: Well, there's got to be something in common.
House: Yeah – that would be the difference between an epidemic and a coincidence.
House: Get up. We're going hunting.
Dr. Chase: For what?
Dr. Cuddy: Shrink. If you would consider a shrink, I would pay for it myself. The hospital would hold a bake sale, for god's sake.
Dr. Wilson: I'm still amazed you're in the same room with a patient.
House: People don't bug me until they get teeth.
Referencing Elmer Fudd of Looney Tunes.
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