Season 7 Episode 5

Unplanned Parenthood

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Oct 18, 2010 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

When an infant suffers breathing trouble and liver failure, House and the team must look at the medical history of the mother in order to find an answer, and ultimately land on a discovery that forces the mother to jeopardize not only her child's health but her own. Meanwhile, Taub and Foreman must find a new female doctor to fill the spot vacated by Thirteen, and House and Wilson learn a thing or two about parenting while caring for Cuddy's daughter.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Turning out to be a much stronger season than 6..

    I was a little harsh on House and the ratings I gave it last season.. I will admit that I even gave the season 7 opener a mere decent rating (8.5). However, for the fact that they've changed some of the exact things I mentioned it would appear as if they read all of my reviews haha. Jk. No, but seriously this episode is a perfect example of what season 6 was in dire need. Humor, cleverness, and a solid case.. That's the unbeatable HOUSE formula! Some classic Wilson/House moments in this one! Loved the asian doctor and her comments at the end! Hats off to House.moreless
  • All episode titles of this season got to do with House and Cuddy being together.

    I really, really, LOOOVE this new season. I wasn't a real House follower, but with House and Cuddy together, I try to watch every time :). It is so dynamic, I love this new side of house, and most of all the way he stays a jerk on the job, while Taub doubts Houses ability to ignore Cuddy's orders... I may be reviewing a few episodes at once, but I really think this story line is fantastic for the show. House is finally sort of happy, stays off of the drugs, and ometimes, he even cares! It's so winderful, you'd almost forget that there's also a sick person that needs to be cured. Almost.moreless
  • "You're telling me to do the right thing, while CLIMBING OUT A WINDOW!"

    It was a fun episode; I can't remember laughing this much watching any other House episode! I absolutely loved it! Granted the "case" itself wasn't too complex or the focus, as is the case in most House episodes, but the House-Cuddy storyline is developing much better than I had expected! And it was so great so see more of Wilson, overall one of my favorite episodes. I thought if Cuddy and House got together, the show would lose it's spark, or that it would go terribly wrong, but this episode showed a new side of House and I have to say the writers have it under control!moreless
  • A welcome return to form.

    This was a really good episode from what has been a comparatively dull season start. I questioned the first episode planting the seeds of doubt into the Cuddy/house reltationship form the off, but it seems that they will at least be given the chance to be happy for at least some of this years run. This episode is everything I love about House. It was witty, it was charming. It had a medical mystery (something I thought the show had forgotten about) and it had some genuine warmth. The whole 2 men and a baby scenario was really great to watch. Although you do have to wonder just when Wilson is going to grow a pair and stand up for himself. I have seen some perfect 10s thrown around for this one, which is a little too much if you ask me. It has plenty of room to improve, but it was a welcome return to form. Long may it continue.moreless
  • 705

    A great episode of House tonight, I must say, Gabrielle Christian did a great job in this episode, and I was more impressed with her than the new girl on the team, Dr. Cheng. The case was pretty great, and the ending was quite surprising with the mother dying, it was a nice tie in, with Gabrielle Christian's character having to end up take care of her dead mother's newborn at the very end.

    Wilson & House running around seeing if Cuddy's baby ate a dime was quite entertaining and the ending was absolutely hilarious. She actually did end up eating the dime even though Wilson & House were led to believe that she didn't.

    Just like Dr. Kelly, I was having trouble warming up to Dr. Cheng. Just bring Thirteen back already, she's not my favorite character but it's better than these random doctors walking in to the diagnostic room. Either stick with a new doctor, or just bring Thirteen back, because this waiting game is really starting to bug me.

    Overall, good case, great subplot, an enjoyable episode when it came down to it.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • House: Hey, give me your radiation dosimeter.
      Dr. Wilson: Why?
      House: ´Cause it matches my eyes.

    • Dr. Wilson: Hey, hey, hey! You are not going to pin this on me. Rachel needs to be monitored for 24 hours to see that the dime passes. You know, just to make sure she doesn't die.
      House: You're telling me to do the right thing while climbing out the window?

    • Taub: Dr. Cheng spotted it...
      House: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, what? I know about the Jew, the black, and the Croc Hunter, but when did we get our Asian persuasion on?
      Taub: Dr. Cheng is the NICU attending on the case, and she's not here.
      House: Well, then I just wasted a perfectly good racial epithet.

    • Dr. Foreman: Where are you?
      House: I believe this is what your people term a poopie call.
      Dr. Foreman: Uh, the word's booty.
      House: Well, I don't know what you're doing, but this is a poopie call.

    • (sneaking past Cuddy)
      Dr. Wilson: All right, she's in her office. Move fast.
      House: You see a double-wide tuchus coming this way, scream like a girl.

    • (entertaining Rachel)
      Dr. Wilson: "Hello. I'm the friendly moose that lives outside your bedroom."
      House: She hates that moose.
      Dr. Wilson: Hand me the gel.

    • Dr. Wilson: Cuddy will be home from work in six hours. But no big deal. I'll just scream, "Look over there," while you quickly shove a scope up her daughter's rectum.
      House: I could offer to baby-sit again, let her have the night out.
      Dr. Wilson: Sure. That won't raise any suspicions.
      House: I wish I was nicer.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Olivia Wilde is credited but does not appear.

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: October 18, 2010 on Global
      Bulgaria: October 22, 2010 on Nova TV
      UK: October 31, 2010 on Sky1
      Australia: November 3, 2010 on Channel Ten
      Germany: May 3, 2011 on RTL
      Sweden: September 27, 2011 on TV4
      Czech Republic: October 3, 2011 on TV Nova
      Poland: October 6, 2011 on TVP2
      Slovakia: March 29, 2012 on STV1
      Finland: March 11, 2013 on MTV3


    • House: So go hire someone who liked The Bridges of Madison Country.
      Referencing The Bridges of Madison County (1995), based on the novel of the same name by Robert James Waller, that starred Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood.

    • House: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, what? I know about the Jew, the black, and the Croc Hunter, but when did we get our Asian persuasion on?
      A reference to Steve Irwin, who was nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter" and hosted a television show by the same name. He was an iconic Australian television personality, wildlife expert and conservationist before his death in 2006.

    • House: Operation Valkyrie is now in effect.
      Referencing the 2008 movie Valkyrie, directed by the show's executive producer, Bryan Singer. The film portrays the historic events that lead up to Operation Valkyrie, a continuity of government operations plan developed in Nazi Germany. Several of Hitler's staff members planned to assassinate him and then use Operation Valkyrie to seize control.