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Why “plothole.net”? As defined on wikipedia,

a plot hole, plothole or plot error is a gap or inconsistency in a storyline that goes against the flow of logic established by the story’s plot. Such inconsistencies include such things as illogical or impossible events, and statements or events that contradict earlier events in the storyline.

This definition suits my life pretty well.

Thanks for reading!

baby = parasite

Patient (Jill): My joints have been feeling all loose, and lately I’’ve been feeling sick a lot. Maybe I’’m overtraining; I’’m doing’ the marathon, like, ten miles a day, [House looks tired] but I can’’t seem to lose any weight.
House: Lift up your arms. [She does so.] You have a parasite.
Jill: Like a tapeworm or something?
House: Lie back and lift up your sweater. [She lies back, and still has her hands up.] 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. [He starts to ultrasound her abdomen.]
Jill: Illegal?
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 –
Jill: Playdates…
House: [shows her the ultrasound] It has your eyes. [It’’s a baby!]
Jill: But… that’’s impossible.
House: Well, I assume you weren’’t getting your period. Maybe that should have give you an inkling.
Jill: But I’’m on this birth control implant…
House: Yeah, I know. I saw the scar on your arm.
Jill: …and my doctor said I might not get any periods at all if it was working.
House: Mm hmm. Interestingly enough, you also don’’t get any periods if it isn’’t working, which is why you were supposed to get regular pregnancy tests. [Jill makes a pained face.] I’’m going to send a nurse in here to schedule your prenatal care. You’’re due in about five months, so start planning the shower.
Jill: Um, Doctor? Please. Me and my husband wanted to have a kid soon, but… oh, God. Like four months ago we had this really big fight. [House looks like he knows where this is going] He moved out. I did something stupid.
House: One-night stand?
Jill: Ex-boyfriend.
House: I’’ll schedule you a paternity test, too.
Jill: I can’’t let my husband know.
House: Does the old boyfriend look like your husband?
Jill: [thinks a little] Yeah…
House: Then just have the kid. He’’ll never know. The most successful marriages are based on lies. You’’re off to a great start. [He leaves, Jill looks like she’’s going to cry.]