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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MRI magnets aren't "switched on" like the dialogue suggests (any more than you have to switch on a refrigerator magnet). The computers and imaging equipment are switched on, but the magnet itself is always functional. See more »

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Dr. Gregory House: He's here.
Dr. James Wilson: Who's here? The one you're pretending is your father? Good pick, he looks like Sean Connery. So back, when you were devising this fantasy, did you tell your father. "Dad, I refuse to recognize your existence because I have chosen James Bond as my dad."
Dr. Gregory House: I used different words.
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Series 5 - better and better....
15 October 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A cracking episode.

After a dubious fourth series - season five finds a welcome return to form for one of the most enjoyable shows on television.

I was very worried with the addition of "new blood" last season but time and character development has paid of well. You don't see enough of the three previous support Doc's (will they be around much longer? - who knows) but the cast is at last working.

Can't say too much about the plot but it's one of the most enjoyable and well written since the one from the second or perhaps first series when you find out about House's leg injury.

You have to love September/October for television.


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