House

Season 2 Episode 23

Who's Your Daddy?

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM May 16, 2006 on FOX
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A 16-year-old Hurricane Katrina victim suffering from hallucinations as a result of the tragedy is brought to House by his former bandmate who recently found out the girl is his daughter. Although House fears his friend is being scammed, he takes the case. As he works his way through the girl's lies so he can diagnose and treat her, he's forced to tell a few lies of his own.moreless

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  • Great House-Cuddy interaction!

    10
    I loved this episode!

    We see House caring about a true friend from his past, and, more importantly, we see House caring about a true friend in the present: Cuddy. I love the interaction between these two, and I hope the writers build on this.

    I was disappointed, however, with the previews for next week's season finale: looks brutal and violent, without room to build on what was planted in the last two weeks.

    But I loved this episode -- wonderful, sensitive, intelligent writing. And, as always, superb acting by the outstanding cast.moreless
  • The G-Man.

    9.5
    So House has another friend aside from Wilson...who knew!?



    I forgot how good this episode was until I re-watched it. The case itself wasn't the best by far this Season, but the drama of whether or not it was House's friends daughter was quite entertaining. House's treatment of her during the torture scene was great and funny, and this combined oxymoronically when she hallucinated him in horrific circumstances.



    What was equally enteraining was the moments between Cuddy and House as Cuddy continued her quest to find a sperm doner, and House kept quiet. I think there was a lot of unsaid chemistry there, emphasised in particular when Cuddy clearly wants to ask him to be a doner. When House "interviews" the person for a fellowship, I laugh out loud everytime. Credit to the actor who played him for setting himself up for a pure mocking role!



    It was also interesting to see House protect his old friend, by pretending the victim was his daughter.



    Overall, the episode was another solid episode. By no means was this the best episode of Season 2 (in fact, it is one of the ones I distinctly forget), but regarding its competion, its hardly surprising. A good, solid episode, but nothing extraordinary special.moreless
  • What do you know - House has friends....

    8.0
    House's old friend Dylan Crandall (D.B. Sweeney, who gives a very good performance) brings him a case. Crandall recently found out he had a daughter, Leona who is a victim of Hurricane Katrina and also happens to be the grand-daughter of a Louisiana blues legend that Crandall wrote a book about. Leona also happens to be hallucinating and dying. House suspects that Leona is playing Crandall for the fool, lying that she is Crandall's daughter, but Crandall will not let House do a paternity test as he desperately desires to be this girl's father and wants to base this new relationship with her on trust. While House tries to figure out what is wrong with Leona, he bats his morals back and forth on whether or not to do a paternity test against his friend's will.



    The case itself is not particularly interesting, but the part of the story where House and Crandall duel over whether a paternity test is beneficial or not makes "Who's Your Daddy?" one of the better episodes of season two.moreless
  • Katrina girl.

    7.8
    This episode was so predictable, of course the Katrina girl was lying. This episode was really boring for me, it was like any other plot, without the excitement, there was nothing really exciting about this episode. Except the poop coming out of the girl's mouth, that was funny, so anyways, it was a filler I would say, House gets a patient, gets sick, wrong treatment, gets sicker, epiphany, real treatment, gets better. What really sucked is at the end the tests were negative & House lied to save their father/daughter bond I guess, Cuddy's plot was pretty funny, her still trying to find a kid. Okay episode.moreless
  • Wow House has more than one friend!

    8.3
    House and Cuddy made this episode funny! I loved how House had to give Cuddy the fertility shots in her butt. It was so funny to see the two of them like that. I loved Cuddy having House look through sperm donor files too.



    The case wasn't all that great! I hated Crandall's lying "daughter". It was so annoying to just hear House telling Crandall that he should so a paternity test and that she wasn't his daughter and all. I wanted to smack House.



    Leona's heart condition was pretty cool though. I loved how House wanted to do the electricity thing to Leona's heart after she had what they believed to be a heart attack. Her hallucinations were cool too.



    House and his leg pain was kind of annoying too. You kind of felt bad that his leg hurt but you kind of just wanted him to shut up about it already!



    This was an okay episode of House but it wasn't anything special.moreless
Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

Dr. Gregory House

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison

Dr. Allison Cameron

Jesse Spencer

Jesse Spencer

Dr. Robert Chase

Lisa Edelstein

Lisa Edelstein

Dr. Lisa Cuddy

Omar Epps

Omar Epps

Dr. Eric Foreman

Robert Sean Leonard

Robert Sean Leonard

Dr. James Wilson

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (21)

    • Dr. Cameron: She's lost everything and you're breaking her fingers. A new low.
      House: Diagnostically she needed to be hurt. I wanted to hurt her. Win/win.

    • House: Here is how to become a great artist: First, get miserable. Misery drives you to become a great artist, but the art does nothing for your misery, which drives you to drugs, which makes you a lousy artist!

    • Dr. Wilson: I find it very comforting, you defending a man you haven't seen in years--to know my friend, no matter what, will always be my champion, my protector.
      House: I'm not protecting him, I'm smacking her.
      Dr. Wilson: The modesty of a true hero!
      House: Push me and I'll let her die, just so you'll stop annoying me.

    • House: How does somebody who believes absolutely anything become a non-fiction writer?

    • Crandall: And I'm her father.
      House: Hmm. Yeah, she looks just like you. Got the same ' fro.
      Crandall: I wrote a book about Baker. Hung out with him. And his daughter.
      House: That is how babies are made.

    • Dr. Cuddy: The guy who brought the girl in, says he knows you. I thought I knew all your friend.

    • House: Do I know you?
      Crandall: C'mon, it's me, Crandall.
      House: Doesn't ring a bell.
      Crandall: I can't believe...
      House: Unless you mean Dylan Crandall, the man who'll believe anything. Because I just made you believe...

    • Dr. Cameron: I can handle a simple consent form.
      House: Okay, I'll be Crandall. "Dr. Cameron…"
      Dr. Foreman: House, from what you say this guy will trust you…
      House: Are you in this scene? Go.
      Dr. Cameron: I need to talk to you about a procedure we'd like to do on Leona.
      House: "Like to do"? Is this fun for you?
      Dr. Cameron: He's not you—he's not going to mock me.
      House: Stay in character. "I'm so scared—hold me."

    • House: Donor 1284 likes square dancing. No one likes square dancing.

    • Dr. Cuddy: You didn't tell anyone else what I'm doing?
      House: Not a soul.
      Dr. Cuddy: Wilson? Cameron? Maybe you mentioned it to her.
      House: No, I'm really a good secret-keeper. Never told anyone that Wilson wets his bed. Oh, you tricked me.

    • Dr. Wilson: You didn't run the test?
      House: Said I wouldn't.
      Dr. Wilson: Okay, so either you lied, or he has pictures of you being nice.

    • Dr. Cameron: She's a Katrina victim.
      House: She's better than Crandall – he's a Katrina victim victim.

    • House: Pretentiousness is hereditary. Just because they haven't found the gene yet...

    • Crandall: If our friendship means anything to you…
      House: Come on, do you know me at all?

    • House: Don't try to talk. You've got a big medical thing in your mouth.

    • House: That black ooze we saw - that was a bowel movement. Out of her mouth.
      Wilson: (eating his chicken mole) You're trying to end this conversation by grossing me out? I'm an oncologist. Half my patients have their skin sloughing off.

    • House: So, what is she, Foreman? A light-skinned black chick or dark-skinned white chick?

    • Crandall: Heard about your leg.
      House: Yeah, pulled my hamstring playing Twister. Just gonna walk it off.

    • House: (on answering machine) You've reached a number that has been disconnected and is no longer in service. If you feel you have reached this recording in error, go with it, hang up, on three. One, two...*beep*
      Cuddy: House, pick up. I know it's your day off. And you've no doubt got lots of exciting plans, but I've got a case.

    • Cuddy: Need you. Now.
      House: (in a deep voice) Yes, Mistress.

    • Chase: Her heart's fragile after that last attack! The chances of tachycardia are...
      House: You have my permission to blame Foreman in any negligence trial.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Air Dates:
      The Netherlands: June 7, 2007 on SBS 6
      Bulgaria: June 18, 2007 on NOVA
      The Czech Republic: October 29, 2007 on TV Nova
      Belgium: November 22, 2007 on KanaalTwee

    • In this episode House's friend's name is Dylan Crandall who shares the same last name as show's costume designer, Cathy Crandall.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • House: Wow--who's been watching Bill Nye the Science Guy?
      Bill Nye the Science Guy was an Emmy-award winning educational television program from 1992-1998. Each episode, 100 in all, aimed to teach a specific topic in science to a preteen audience, yet garnered a wide adult audience as well.

    • Cuddy: I'm leaning towards 613.
      House: Oh sure, go with the Jewish number.
      There are 613 mitzvot (commandments) in the Torah.

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