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Paternity 

The team helps a high school boy (16) who has double vision and night terrors. (Clinic Cases: Unvaccinated baby, man with boil on leg.)

Director:

Peter O'Fallon

Writers:

David Shore (created by), Lawrence Kaplow
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Hugh Laurie ... Dr. Gregory House
Lisa Edelstein ... Dr. Lisa Cuddy
Omar Epps ... Dr. Eric Foreman
Robert Sean Leonard ... Dr. James Wilson
Jennifer Morrison ... Dr. Allison Cameron
Jesse Spencer ... Dr. Robert Chase
Scott Mechlowicz ... Dan
Robin Thomas ... Dan's Father
Wendy Gazelle ... Dan's Mother
Alex Skuby ... John Funsten
Kylee Cochran ... Young Woman
Paul Ganus ... Trainer
Scott Hochstadt Scott Hochstadt ... Jake
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Storyline

A 16-year old lacrosse player starts suffering from double vision, night terrors and frequent hallucinations. House and his team must diagnose the mystery brain condition which is causing all these symptoms before it progresses to a fatal stage. Meanwhile, in the clinic, House is being threatened with a lawsuit and a mother who doesn't believe in vaccinations. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Mystery

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Hugh Laurie is known to have fooled many people (unintentionally) with his made-to-order American accent. However, in this episode, at about the 8:00 mark, he opines: "...either way, this kid's gonna be picking up his diploma in diapers and a wheelchair." His accent fails just enough to say, "...either way, this kid's gonna be picking up his diplomer in diapahs and a wheelchair." See more »

Goofs

When Chase works on the crossword puzzle, the close-up reveals CRETINISM already written in. The next scene, however, has him asking Foreman to help him guess that word. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Eric Foreman: It's dangerous. It could kill him. You should do it.
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Connections

References General Hospital (1963) See more »

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On Saturday Afternoons in 1963
(uncredited)
Written by Rickie Lee Jones
Performed by Rickie Lee Jones
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It's dangerous, it could kill him. You should do it.
6 September 2008 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

Peter O'Fallon directs this episode featuring Scott Mechlowicz (Peaceful Warrior) as a 16-year-old who has night terrors.

Despite several attempts at finding what it wrong, all the attention focuses on a bet House (Hugh Laurie) makes that the father is not the father. It is only when that is resolved that they discover the boy has a disease that only about 20 people a year get.

One of the best things about watching the earl episodes of House is his time in the clinic. Here he really shows his sarcastic humor and it is often the best part of the show.

His interaction with Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) is also great here.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2004 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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