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 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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Trivia

House's ringtone for his team is "Mmbop" by the boy band Hanson See more »

Goofs

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: [giving his father's eulogy] There's a lot of people here today. Including some from the Corps. And I noticed that every one of them, is either my father's rank, or higher. And that doesn't surprise me. Because if the test of a man is how he treats those he has power over... it was a test my father failed. This man you're eager to pay homage to, he was incapable of admitting any point of view but his own. He punished failure, he did not accept anything less than... He loved doing what he did, he...
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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MMMBop
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Written by Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson, Zac Hanson
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Played on House's phone as the ringtone
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Father
14 September 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

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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