Partial Terms of Endearment
A friend asks Lois to be a surrogate mother, and she agrees. But when her friend unexpectedly dies, Lois isn't sure what to do.
Season: 8 Episode: 21
Total Episode Count: 147
Prod. no.: 7ACX10
First Aired: June 20, 2010 (UK Premiere)
Guest Starring: Wil Wheaton
Featuring: Lois, Peter
Also Appearing: Brian, Stewie, Meg, Chris, Joe, Quagmire, Dr. Hartman, Tom Tucker, God, Naomi & Dale Robinson, Terry, Ozone & Turbo, Whiskers, Ziggy the Zygote, The Count, The Three Stooges, Guy That Would Have Killed Adolf Hitler, Osama bin Laden's America-Loving Older Brother
Musical Numbers: God: He Knows What Turns You On, Get Yourself an Abortion Today! (Deleted)
Director: Joseph Lee
: Francis DinglasanWriters
: Danny Smith Storyboarders
: Ivaylo Angelov
, Won Ki Cho
, Dave Sherburne Plot
When Lois attends her 20th year reunion at Salve Regina College, Peter is reluctant to attend at first, cautious about Lois running into old boyfriends, she runs into Naomi Robinson who she tells Peter she had experimented sexually with. When she meets Lois at their reunion, she tells Lois she has a proposal, Peter assumes she is talking about three-way sexual intercourse. When she shows up with her husband Dale, Peter assumes it's turning into an orgy, although he is disappointed he's not getting his three-way, Peter tries to make the best of a bad situation by setting up porno movie plots for them to reenact. When they clear the air that they're not there for sex, they tell Lois and Peter they've had trouble conceiving and ask Lois to be a surrogate mother for them. Despite Peter's objections, Lois goes through with the procedure to implant one of Naomi's fertilized eggs in her uterus, enduring more of Dr. Hartman's shtick involving celebrity crossbreeds and having a tribe of bush men implant the egg with blowguns.
Peter plots to have Lois miscarriage, first by hiring 1980's break dancers but hires 1990's rappers instead. He also tries a stunt worthy of Wile E. Coyote with similar results. Peter and Lois are thrown for a loop when Naomi and Dale are killed in a traffic accident shortly thereafter, on the same day that Dale wins the lottery. Lois and Peter are in a quandary as to what to do with the embryo and decide to take Brian's suggestion to consider abortion. Just when Lois decides to go through with the abortion, Peter watches a video hosted by anti-abortionists. The video, Abortion Madness!, shows various people that would have been alive if they hadn't been aborted including a guy that would have killed Adolf Hitler, Osama bin Laden's America-loving brother and a fourth stooge who insists his inclusion would have been hilarious. The video causes Peter to change his mind, dragging Lois out of the clinic. After a night of discussion, Lois goes ahead with the abortion.