House

Season 8 Episode 6

Parents

6
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Nov 14, 2011 on FOX
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8.4
out of 10
Average
252 votes
  • Send In the Clowns

    8.5

    A teenage party clown collapses at a birthday party. Turns out he wants to be just like his father who was a clown too but has been dead for many years. House and the team go into the weekly debate, this week on parenting, relevant given Taub's situation: his ex-wife and her boyfriend Phil want to move to Oregon with his daughter Sophia. Also he can't get enough time to babysit his other daughter by the CNA Ruby coincidentally named Sophie. House treats a humorous tale of a man who thinks he has type 2 diabetes but makes it worse by eating diabetic meals that mess with yourthyroid. House tries to figure out a way to get out of his ankle bracelet to go to a ringside boxing match with Wilson who just got tickets. His tactics as usual are hilarious and downright sleazy, and he tries for Adams to admit that her parents screwed her up in some way like all parents do. Another episode not caring too much about Taub at all. As the kid's condition worsens he may need his father's, who is actually still alive, bone marrow transplant but the motherrefuses. It's revealed that his mother molested him when he was a kid and gave himsyphilis that stayed in his body for twelve years and they decide not to tell the kid about it since he's better off not knowing. The case of the week gets a C for my tastes as I didn't care about the kid's condition at all and nor was it interesting until House cracked the cause of it all. The characterinteractionsget an A minus especially the ending with Wilson getting tricked out of his tickets by Foreman and House sitting ringside as an elaborate way of tricking him into giving them up. House seems to turn a perfectly relatable storyline and make it middle of the road. I was hoping that Taub would choose to let his daughter go but instead his grand romantic gesture of telling his ex-wife that he can't let them move because he wants to be in her life felt ever redundant and hadn't changed at all because of the events of the episode.

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