House tells a very yellow Emma that they have to get the fetus out of her right away, even though it's at least two weeks away from being "viable." Emma says that she'll suffer for two more weeks and deliver the baby-fetus then, not understanding anything about liver failure. Even if she could survive two more weeks, is her body really the best place for a baby-fetus to be in right now? I guess it's better than, like, nowhere, but probably not by much. House tells her that she doesn't have two more days, let alone weeks. Of course, Emma refuses to have an abortion. House tries to convince her by saying that her fetus "is not a baby, it's a tumor." At this, she gives him the "talk to the hand" gesture. He says that it's not like she's dying so her baby can live, here; either "it" dies, or they both do. Emma suggests a third option: House fixes the baby and everyone lives happily ever after with unicorns and bunnies. House admits that he can't fix the baby. Even so, Emma refuses to consent to the abortion.
House goes to Cuddy to tattle on Emma for not consenting to the abortion. Unfortunately, Cuddy is no longer functioning as a doctor, so instead of supporting House, she asks if they tried to speed the baby-fetus's lung development along with some steroids, like, between the steroids and the bladder shunt and the mom's multiple organ failure, this baby-fetus is going to be in sad shape if it survives. House says that he dropped an anvil on the baby-fetus to stop the lung development, since they are trying to kill the fetus here. That won't be the first anvil to drop in this episode. Cuddy wants to give the baby-fetus's lungs more time to develop before they give up on it, since there's no way to get Emma to consent to the abortion. Cuddy's emotional involvement says that Emma's already formed a bond with the baby-fetus, naming it and reading it books and all that. And so Cuddy thinks that someone needs to act as the baby's doctor, exhausting all options before killing it. House says that doctor would be an idiot. Cuddy says that idiot is House's boss. Uh oh.
While House stubbornly scowls in the corner and makes paper airplanes, Cuddy makes the Cottages go through any and all options that will save the baby-fetus's life. They don't have any, and don't look thrilled to be asked for them. Except for Cameron, who eventually who goes with Cuddy's idea that the liver stuff is unrelated to the mirror syndrome, which they fixed with the bladder, and suggests Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy. Chase follows this with a few more suggestions, and House accuses him of sticking up for his girlfriend. Chase and Cameron roll their eyes, and Foreman senses that House isn't joking. He looks a little disgusted with Cameron. House tells him to "be patient": "She's going through all of us. She'll get that jungle fever eventually." I'd be slightly annoyed at House's racism if he wasn't so right about Cameron, even though she denies this, saying she isn't "going through anyone," although...the evidence does suggest otherwise, Cameron. You made your bed, now lie in it with one-third of the opening-credits cast members. House asks Cameron if she loves Chase, which wakes Chase right up. At this point, Cuddy reminds the room that Emma has a day to live that shouldn't be wasted with petty office gossip. She demands a liver biopsy, but Foreman says that they can't do it with Emma's platelet count so low. But Cuddy won't be stopped! She says that they can get the biopsy by going through the veins in Emma's neck down to the hepatic vein. That way, if there's any bleeding, it'll be right back into Emma's veins, like backwash. That sounds totally healthy! The Cottages go off to do this, and House throws his paper airplane at Cuddy. She sends him on his vacation. House is gone? Hope you had a good life, Emma, 'cause it's OVER!