House M.D.: Season 1, Episode 2

Paternity (23 Nov. 2004)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Mystery
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The team help a high school boy (16) who has double vision and night terrors. (Clinic Cases: Unvaccinated baby, man with boil on leg.)

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A 16-year old lacrosse player starts suffering from double vision, night terrors and frequent hallucinations. House and his team must diagnose the mystery brain condition which is causing all these symptoms before it progresses to a fatal stage. Meanwhile, House is being threatened with a lawsuit and a mother who doesn't believe in vaccinations. Written by Anonymous

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One of the lacrosse teams at the beginning of the episode has the colors (Maroon and White) and the mascot (Tartans) of Carnegie Mellon University. Tartan clothing can also be seen worn by Dan's parents and other people watching the game. See more »

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When Chase works on the crossword puzzle, the close-up reveals CRETINISM already written in. The next scene, however, has him asking Foreman to help him guess that word. See more »

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Dr. Gregory House: [to Cameron] Perseverance does not equal worthiness. Next time you want to get my attention, wear something fun. Low-rider jeans are hot.
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It's dangerous, it could kill him. You should do it.
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Peter O'Fallon directs this episode featuring Scott Mechlowicz (Peaceful Warrior) as a 16-year-old who has night terrors.

Despite several attempts at finding what it wrong, all the attention focuses on a bet House (Hugh Laurie) makes that the father is not the father. It is only when that is resolved that they discover the boy has a disease that only about 20 people a year get.

One of the best things about watching the earl episodes of House is his time in the clinic. Here he really shows his sarcastic humor and it is often the best part of the show.

His interaction with Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) is also great here.


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