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.
Did You Know?
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
While skeet shooting, House complains that the "sights are off" on the shotgun. While shotguns used for skeet (and trap) do often have a bead at the end of the barrel, they do not have sights - the shooter "leads" the target, with both eyes open to get a "sight picture". See more
Dr. Gregory House
[to Taub as House is skeet shooting and can't hit anything
I'd turn around and shoot you but apparently I'd miss.
References Ordinary People