House M.D. (2004–2012)
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Son of Coma Guy 

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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Episode cast overview:
Dr. Lisa Cuddy
Kyle Wozniak
Mrs. Shaffer
Fake House


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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Drama | Mystery


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14 November 2006 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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House says, "He's no Terri Schiavo." Referring to his vegetative patient. Terri Schiavo was a woman who went into a vegetative state in 1990 following cardiac arrest and spent the next 15 years being kept alive by feeding tube through federal government intervention, even though her family wanted to pull the plug. Her feeding tube was removed in 2005 and she died. See more »


Wilson is seen restraining the young man while he is having a seizure. This is never to be done. The body can shake so violently that bones can break if a person is physically restrained. See more »


[last lines]
Dr. James Wilson: [sighs] My accounts have been frozen as part of a police investigation.
Dr. Gregory House: [sighs too] They can't keep your money forever.
Dr. James Wilson: [sighs] No, they can keep it till I agree to help send you to prison for ten years.
Dr. James Wilson: [sighs again and pauses] You're getting dinner.
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Sub par
28 November 2006 | by 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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