To give and take away life. To heal the sick and watch them live a new life. To hold a newborn and to be a parent. The title of this week episode of House is “Joy” and in my opinion it is anything but joy.
The episode started with a father who was drinking coffee after coffee till he’s blacking out and missing time. Initially, they thought it was caused by drugs as he was caught buying cocaine while he was technically asleep. However, when they were doing test to support it, they found another symptom which negated it. It’s a trial and error cycle wherein symptom after symptom came up. To add it up, the daughter also got whatever the father had. House had a talk with Wilson and Wilson said something about the baby which Cuddy wanted to adopt which resulted to a realization about something that will assist him in solving the case. In the end, both father and daughter were saved of their initial sickness and the daughter was able to donate one kidney to her dad.
As for Cuddy, ever since last season, she was trying to have a baby through in-vitro fertilization to the past episode of adopting a baby. In this episode, it seems like that her dream is about to come true as one lady from the online agency is soon to give birth. She met up with the lady and had a talk, she noticed a rash on her arm which led her to admit her to the hospital. The baby was a girl and she initially thought to name her Joy. However, the baby’s lung is underdeveloped and the mother is suffering from heart ailment. It was a choice to deliver the baby and risk losing her or continue with plasma transfusion to the mother for a few more weeks till the baby’s lung is developed. The mother chose to deliver the baby and luckily the baby survived. The look on Cuddy’s face when she was holding the baby was so touching. You will see scenes where she was painting the crib but when she talked to the mother, the mother changed her mind about having the baby for adoption. It was a devastating news for Cuddy. House visited her and complimented her that she would have been a good mother. This made Cuddy lash out at House and they KISSED! (Ooohh.. sexual frustrations!) It didn’t go anywhere but I guess it was just spurned because of the frustration and disappointment of the reverse decision.
I can’t wait for the next episode. I still wish that Cuddy will be able to either adopt a baby or find a partner who would be willing to have a baby with her. As for House, he should reflect and be sensitive. (Heh! I doubt he’ll change). Till next week!