House M.D.: Season 8, Episode 4

Risky Business (31 Oct. 2011)

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A CEO falls mysteriously ill just days before he signs a contract that would relocate his company's entire labor force to China. House attempts to make an underhanded business transaction ... See full summary »



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A CEO falls mysteriously ill just days before he signs a contract that would relocate his company's entire labor force to China. House attempts to make an underhanded business transaction with his wealthy patient, but when the patient's condition worsens, the team must work around the clock to save his life. Meanwhile, Park prepares for her hearing with the Princeton Plainsboro Disciplinary Committee chaired by Foreman, and Adams' outlook on her patient's business venture reveals her deeper feelings about loyalty. Written by Fox Publicity

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House: You were late the other day 'cause you were having breakfast with Grammy Addams or Cousin Itt. Referencing two members of the creepy clan later known as the Addams Family. They began with a 1938 New Yorker cartoon, whose characters frequently reappeared (and evolved) over the next several decades. In 1964, the cartoon was made into a live-action TV series. Cancelled in 1966, the series went into syndication. It was later remade (twice) as a TV cartoon series and was the subject of two theatrical movies and one direct-to-video release. See more »


Twice in the episode, it is mentioned that "the market" (the stock market) opens at 9am. The New York Stock Exchange, around which all US trading is based, opens at 9:30am ET. See more »


Dr. Gregory House: I claim this burger in the name of Queen Isabella of Spain.
Dr. Jessica Adams: I'll go check on the patient.
[as she gets up and House is about to bite down on her burger]
Dr. Jessica Adams: I have hepatitis C.
Dr. Chi Park: [as House is about to bite down on her burger instead] She got it from me.
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References Sesame Street (1969) See more »


Morning Has Broken
Lyrics by Eleanor Farjeon, to a traditional tune
Performed by Cat Stevens
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Not the Best, Need To Improve
5 November 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

The show is losing its edge. The medical plot is not very good. House places his role to his best. The new team doesn't seem have a good chemistry. The Chinese Doctor girl in the team is annoying. Adams doesn't seem like a doctor character. If things don't pick up the show is unnecessarily inviting its inevitable doom. Foreman is a good replacement for Cuddy but the script writers need to use him better. The little games between House and Wilson seems non-existent. The suspense and excitement in the cases seen in previous seasons is lacking. Directors have to improve the character of the Chinese girl doctor. All in all if the plots and chemistry between the cast don't improve the House MD will lose his medical license!!!!

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