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. Allison Cameron: What do you think House would send, the "Gentle Comfort" arrangement, or the "Warm Thoughts" bouquet? I mean, if he wasn't an ass.
Dr. Robert Chase: Send one of those giant cookies shaped like a coffin. His mom would believe it was from him.
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MMMBop
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Good to have the guys back together!
9 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First, I have to say that I've always been a huge fan of House and Wilson as best friends. The two have a great dynamic. They are very similar in ways, and in others they are at completely opposite ends of the spectrum. They're hysterical together! And I missed that...

The episode reminds me of why I like their friendship so much, and of why I missed Wilson after Amber's death. The episode also delves into House's past and his issues with his father. There's a surprise thrown in that I didn't really see coming. It should make for some interesting episodes to come, though. Cuddy's role, while brief, is very funny.

Overall, it's an enjoyable episode with a lot of pranks, mischief, some painful (in a good way) moments, and fun. I highly recommend this episode.

OH! And House's ring tone kills me! It's Mmm Bop by the Hanson Brothers! I used to love those guys when I was little. Just the fact that House has that song as a ring tone cracks me up.


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