House M.D. (2004–2012)
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House tries every delaying tactic available when Wilson forces him to attend his father's funeral. Meanwhile, the team tries to find the cause of a young woman's abdominal pain and hemorrhage that occurred in China.

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David Platt

Writers:

David Shore (created by), Doris Egan | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Peter Jacobson ... Dr. Chris Taub
Kal Penn ... Dr. Lawrence Kutner
Olivia Wilde ... Dr. Remy 'Thirteen' Hadley
Samantha Quan ... Nicole
Christine Healy ... Janice
Scott Paulin ... Bob
Jack Conley ... Sheriff Costello
Diane Baker ... Blythe House
Ho-Kwan Tse ... Fang Dong Wen
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Storyline

As the team is about to treat a woman they think suffers from SARS, House gets word that his father has passed away. House would rather stay and treat the patient than attend the funeral and eulogize his father, but Cuddy intervenes, and he finds himself going to the funeral with Wilson. Secrets from House's past are revealed. Written by Jesse Sanchez

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Drama | Mystery

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

14 October 2008 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The location of the funeral is the same place where they filmed Princess Diaries. Where House and Wilson walk in is the same place where Mia (Anna Hathaway) waits to meet her grandmother Clairsse. And when House gives his speech to everyone about his father, it's the same location where Mia celebrates her new title as Princess at the end of the film. See more »

Goofs

In one scene when House and Wilson are in the car on the highway/freeway; the camera zooms in on the rear view mirror, in which you can see the police slowing traffic for filming. See more »

Quotes

[after Wilson breaks a stained glass window by throwing a bottle]
Dr. Gregory House: Still not boring.
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Connections

References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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MMMBop
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Written by Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson, Zac Hanson
Performed by Hanson
Played on House's phone as the ringtone
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My dad is dead.
15 October 2008 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

It is interesting that I see this episode right after watching Les Revenants, which is also about death. It seemed so appropriate.

While House is the featured mourner, don't think he is the only one. The others, Dr. Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) and the featured case (Samantha Quan), were also about death in a less subtle way.

But, House's travails, I suspect, would cause a lot of viewers to examine their relationships with their own fathers, alive or dead. And, like House, we would probably agree that, no matter how our relationship was then or how our memories are now, we are who we are because of our father, for better or worse.

Maybe it is not death that is the topic, but relationships. Whatever the case, it was another outstanding episode and an example of why this is the most intelligent show on TV.


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