House M.D.: Season 8, Episode 6

Parents (14 Nov. 2011)

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A teenage boy attempting to follow in his late father's footsteps as an entertainer is admitted to Princeton Plainsboro with partial paralysis. As the team searches for a bone marrow match,... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Janey Parker (as Lisa Lackey)
Jim Lampley ...
Jim Lampley
Sandy (as Käthe Mazur)


A teenage boy attempting to follow in his late father's footsteps as an entertainer is admitted to Princeton Plainsboro with partial paralysis. As the team searches for a bone marrow match, they uncover a disturbing family secret. Meanwhile, House looks for creative ways to remove his ankle monitor so that he can attend a boxing match in Atlantic City, and he treats a patient who is convinced he is suffering from diabetes. Also, Taub faces a tough decision when his ex-wife Rachel tells him that she wants to move across the country with their infant daughter. Written by Fox Publicity

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Monroe: You gonna test my urine or what?
Dr. Gregory House: [House takes the sample and takes a sip] Not diabetes.
[to Chase and Taub]
Dr. Gregory House: Use cross platettes to try and find the patient some blood that's closer to his own. And get the real story on clown senior's death. Mom's hiding something. Good bet that it's medically relevant.
[House drinks more of the sample]
Dr. Gregory House: Apple juice. Easiest way to fake a spike in blood sugar.
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Probably the best episode in this recent season
19 November 2011 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

It was a good episode of 'House', most amusing. What was oddest about it was that three, apparently responsible, doctors enjoyed watching boxing. I wonder if they also enjoy watching dog fights and car accidents for fun.

I was a little disappointed that the reputation of syphilis as the 'great pretender' wasn't explored further.

It was right that Wilson got his come-uppance after being unkind enough, as a friend, to let poor house be left at home watching plebvision instead of at the boxing match.

I think that House' thesis about parents ( pretty much the same as Philip Larkins ) was shown to be flawed in the last case.

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