House M.D.: Season 5, Episode 4

Birthmarks (14 Oct. 2008)

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House tries every delaying tactic available when Wilson forces him to attend his father's funeral. Meanwhile, the team tries to find the cause of a young woman's abdominal pain and hemorrhage that occurred in China.

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As the team is team is about to treat a woman they think suffers from SARS, House gets word that his father has passed away. House would rather stay and treat the patient than attend the funeral and eulogize his father, but Cuddy intervenes, and he finds himself going to the funeral with Wilson. Secrets from House's past are revealed. Written by Jesse Sanchez

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After House and Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) get pulled over, House makes a joke about Hitler. Robert Sean Leonard, played the lead role in the 1993 film "Swing Kids." His character (a teen aged German boy) becomes a recruit for the Nazi regime. See more »

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In one scene when House and Wilson are in the car on the highway/freeway; the camera zooms in on the rear view mirror, in which you can see the police slowing traffic for filming. See more »

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Dr. Gregory House: If you're coming back just because of the shine of my neediness, I'd be okay with that.
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Awesome episode. House has a new case about a girl who is looking for biological parents in china. And House father is dead so his mom calls up someone in his hospital to come to the funeral even if he doesn't want to.

This episode finally restores the balance in universe. House is extremely mischievous and anyone in that "someone's" place will be extremely furious by his actions. Wilson was right he acts like a 5 year old boy.

Funeral episode was game changer. House was at his usual best. He made sure there is no laughter lost. It is not an episode where you will cry because you are touched. It is because something good happened.

What everyone was clamouring in last few episodes from the start of the season is now back on its path. We as viewers can now have a sign of relief and laugh out loud.

Thoroughly enjoyed the performance of House and rest of the team. It is a definite watch.

Once you watch the episode you will be pleasantly surprised. No more awkward or sentimental moments. All is well with house.

Don't miss.


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