House M.D.: Season 5, Episode 16

The Softer Side (23 Feb. 2009)

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House's team resents being made complicit in a web of lies parents have told their son when he's brought in for treatment that may be related to his intersexuality. Meanwhile, no one's content that House is happy.

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An intersexual boy has collapsed on the basketball court. His parents have never told him he has both male and female cells and they (that is, the overprotective mother, who seems to be wearing the trousers) don't want the team to tell him either. For Thirteen, withholding the truth from the kid is easier said than done. To everybody's surprise, House acts kind and actually seems to be... happy, which makes everyone think something fishy is going on. Written by Marco van Hoof <k_luifje7@hotmail.com>

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At 34 minutes in, while Taub is talking to the father, you can see the microphone taped to the father's shirt. See more »

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Dr. Eric Foreman: [after House doesn't show up at work] We're on our own.
Dr. Chris Taub: Is he okay?
Dr. Eric Foreman: He's fine, he's just not here.
Dr. Lawrence Kutner: Did he quit? Did she suspend him?
Dr. Eric Foreman: She didn't say. She said I was in charge until further notice.
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complete rehash of an earlier episode
24 February 2009 | by (Groningen, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

.. and again house becomes soft because he isn't in pain, and freaks out because he is a worse doctor for it. yawn. They seem to be milking the relationships for all they're worth, and they're hardly worth much (or very interesting). You basically see a bunch of teenagers trying not to get caught, House being "happy" because "not in pain", making dumb mistakes (because it's in the script), and retreating from using them because of the scary Identity disorder thing. Even if they're portraying a guy who is in pain all the time, and an addict because of it, they're making him more and more boring while doing it. Patient diagnosis is retreating into the background more and more (over the past few episodes), almost becoming the trademark gimmick to excuse the fact that they're making a soap opera out of the series. This disappoints me greatly, as there is a reason I don't watch soaps.


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