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A man who is well-respected in his community suddenly collapses, and in the process of diagnosing his symptoms, the team discovers that the patient has been hiding dark and dishonest secrets about his personal and professional life. But when the patient openly confesses his wrongdoings to his family and community, he compromises his chances of receiving the proper medical treatment. Meanwhile, House will stop at nothing to manipulate Taub into taking a DNA test to prove he is the father of his two six-month-old daughters. Written by Fox Publicity

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Drama | Mystery


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7 November 2011 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Dr. Wilson: House was like the child catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Referencing the supporting villain in the 1968 musical film. Author Roald Dahl created the character for the movie, as he doesn't appear in the original 1964 novel by Ian Fleming. The main villains, Baron and Baroness Bomburst, employ him to abduct the children of Vulgaria. See more »


Once again, the patient with the ghastly skin condition (here: Stevens-Johnson syndrome) is befallen on the whole body but conveniently not on his face. See more »


Dr. Jessica Adams: I know when House went to prison you quit medicine. You don't do that unless...
Dr. Robert Chase: I didn't quit. I took a vacation. I knew when he got out, I'd get my job back.
Dr. Jessica Adams: House didn't even know he'd be coming back.
Dr. Robert Chase: I had faith.
Dr. Jessica Adams: Now that has baggage stamped all over it.
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References Ordinary People (1980) See more »

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Like a breath of fresh air
23 June 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I noticed there was no review for this episode, so i have decided to be the first one.

It is no mystery that House, M.D has always been above average television in every episode that has aired. But after season 5, the show began including more side drama and silly relationships. With season 8 turning a new leaf for its final season of the series, things have definitely been more and more like the first season which is in my opinion one of the better seasons of House, M.D.

This episode starts off with an interesting plot to lead us up into one of the better cases this show has seen in a long time. Most recent cases have been repetitive and boring but this episode and the second of this season have been new and fresh which i love to see.

This episode also leaves you curious about the patient and his life with his family, being one of the more uniquely written patients, and more interesting.

The interactions with house and his returning doctors and the new ones also leave a sense of the real House whom it seems we have been seeing fade in and out of character but comes back strong in this episode.

Last but not least the ending scene which is completely out of no where is hilarious, and sums up the relationship between house and Wilson throughout this entire series and was definitely a feel good moment for the viewers. THIS IS NOT AN EPISODE TO PASS UP.

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