House M.D. (2004–2012)
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Carrot or Stick 

A teenage military trainee at a juvenile offender training camp suffers peculiar symptoms after enduring an intense training course, and mysteriously, his drill sergeant is soon admitted ... See full summary »

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A teenage military trainee at a juvenile offender training camp suffers peculiar symptoms after enduring an intense training course, and mysteriously, his drill sergeant is soon admitted for similar symptoms. Unable to track down the cause of the shared illness, the team searches for clues in the trainee's family medical history, and Masters and House reveal a unique bond between the sergeant and trainee. Meanwhile, when an indecent photo of Chase is posted on a social-networking site following three different romantic encounters, Chase is determined to find out which girl is trying to publicly disgrace him. Also, sensing Cuddy's stress over her daughter Rachel's enrollment at a prestigious preschool, House secretly prepares Rachel for observations and reveals a soft spot for the toddler. Written by Fox Publicity

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24 January 2011 (USA)  »

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The website Chase's nude picture appears on is called "Faceplace", obviously based on Facebook See more »

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Martha Masters: You'll apologize to me for something done in a psychotic state, but you won't own up to being his father. What happened to actions have consequences and a man accepts them?
Driscoll: I'm in his life and I am working on getting him on the right path.
Martha Masters: He doesn't need a Drill Instructor. He needs a dad.
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References Jersey Shore (2009) See more »

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Falling Dove
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Performed by Crowded House
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Effective but Routine
9 February 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

House Episode 7.10 - Carrot or Stick is a very typical episode of this medical procedural show. It contains solid performances from all of the cast (though Jesse Spencer retains his tendency to over-emphasise key lines and moments.) The plot follows the typical line of multiple mis-diagnoses before the right answer is found.

The distinguishing characteristics this time round are that things do not necessairily end well for the guest characters with both requiring at least a partial liver transplant to survive and no guarantee that this will be forthcoming as well as House's plan to get Cutty's daughter into a prestigious kindergarten. That this does not succeed is no blight on the scripting which shows a burgeoning relationship between House and Cutty's young daughter.

The evolution of the titular character over time has been fairly logical and the ongoing development of House's humanity one of the joys of the program. Despite its repetitive nature I remain optimistic about future episodes.


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