As the 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
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Dr. Wilson: Good heavens we haven't missed it. It's like the end of A Christmas Carol. Referencing the end of Charles Dickens' 1843 novel, immortalized on stage and screen, which tells the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, who learns the true meaning of Christmas after being visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. Wilson's line refers to the end when Scrooge realizes he hasn't missed Christmas Day, despite his night of traveling with the Ghosts. See more
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
Dr. James Wilson
I'm not gonna sit here wasting time just so that you can avoid your father's funeral.
Dr. Gregory House
He was my father. I have the right to avoid his funeral.
Not if your mother's alive you don't.
References Sesame Street
Written by Isaac Hanson
, Taylor Hanson
, Zac Hanson
Performed by Hanson
Played on House's phone as the ringtone See more