When the son of a man in a vegetative state starts going into a coma, the vegetative man is reawakened chemically by House, who hopes to get some clues to the son's problems.

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When a man begins to seizure while visiting his comatose father, House, believing the son's problems are due to an genetic condition, revives the father (the only living relative) to determine the source. Meanwhile, Michael Tritter continues his retaliation against House by questioning Foreman, Cameron and Chase. Written by Forgottenlord

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The proper procedure when someone is having a seizure is to make sure the person is safe. Never restrain them unless absolutely necessary, like being in danger of falling off something and injuring themselves from the fall. If you must restrain do so as gently as possible because a person can shake so violently that they're bones can be broken if restrained too tightly. Never stick your fingers in someone's mouth during a seizure because they could bite you, they will not swallow they're tongue. Make sure there is nothing in the area the person can collide with and injure themselves, or knock something down from above that could land on them and injure them. Stay calm, make sure they're breathing and call 911 or whatever emergency number for your area. See more »

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When House and Wozniak are in the mini-mart, Wilson can be seen out the window pumping gas into the car. There are no self-serve stations in New Jersey - it is illegal to pump your own gas. See more »

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Dr. James Wilson: [walking with House down hallway] Maybe your father's feelings were conditional. Not everyone's...
Dr. Gregory House: Yes, well, of course that would play into your romantic vision of human...
Dr. James Wilson: In terms you would understand, we have an evolutionary incentive to sacrifice for our offspring. Our tribe, our friends. Keep them safe.
Dr. Gregory House: Except for all the people who don't. Everything is conditional. You just can't always anticipate the conditions.
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References Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) See more »

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Sub par
28 November 2006 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

SON OF COMA GUY is probably the weakest HOUSE episode I have seen to date. In order to treat a comatose patient, House awakens the comatose patient's comatose dad (John Laroquette) to learn more about the family. This neat trick, first used in AWAKENINGS, plays out in similar fashion here. House and the dad and a very reluctant Wilson end up going on a road trip to Atlantic City. Laroquette is one of those actors who blows extremely hot or cold, depending on the role and director. Here, he blows icy, and is just not very interesting as a dad who has awakened from a 10-year sleep. Also, for all the philosophical yammering that goes on, not much of anything is accomplished by having awakened dear old dad. We sit around a hotel room with the three men, arguing over a hoagie and House's love life; in the end, no one eats the hoagie and House's love life doesn't change a whit. The ending is so preposterous and inexplicable, I was tempted to turn it off. Well, as House has previously proved, you can't win them all. Cuddy and the House trio are wasted. Evil cop David Morse is still causing trouble.


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