The team treats an underage and homeless female patient, but when her symptoms worsen and call for an invasive surgery requiring adult consent, House and Adams argue over whether they should contact social services. The patient confesses that she ran away from home after struggling to take care of her mother, a recovering drug addict. But when her mother appears at her bedside, a more complicated relationship is revealed and the patient's mother must put the past aside and make the best decision for her daughter. Meanwhile, Taub has a difficult time connecting with his infant daughters and House threatens to exploit Foreman's relationship with a married woman. Written by
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House: That was to show Adams that Mommie Dearest hadn't changed. Referencing Mommie Dearest, a 1981 film about actress Joan Crawford and her adopted daughter's efforts to please her. It was based on the 1978 book written by her daughter, Christina Crawford. See more
When Ellen Rogers enters the room to see her daughter we can see the kidney dish on the table in front of Callie changing positions. It is in a different position when she says 'you haven't been that for two years' and when she starts coughing up blood. The first time it is on the lower left corner of the table in a diagonal position while later it is in the lower middle of the table perfectly horizontal. See more
Dr. Jessica Adams
Do you think people can change?
Dr. Robert Chase
No. But I don't think that's gonna change your opinion, because... people don't change.
References Ordinary People