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2004, TV Show

House Episode: "Family"

Season 3, Episode 21
Episode Synopsis: A 14-year-old with leukemia needs a bone-marrow transplant from his 10-year-old brother to save his life, but the brother develops an infection that not only prevents him from donating but could kill him as well. Meanwhile, House is criticizing Wilson about his handling of the boys' parents. And at home, House's new roommate---Wilson's former dog Hector---is chewing on just about everything in sight.
Original Air Date: May 1, 2007
Guest Cast Greg Cipes: Salesman Adina Porter: Claudia Jascha Washington: Nick Thomas Mikal Ford: Scott
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Season 3, Episode 21
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Length: 43:54
Aired: 5/1/2007
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May 1, 2007: Family Season 3, Episode 21

Timing really is everything. Could Matty ( Dabir Snell), on the verge of donating his life-saving bone marrow to Nick ( Jascha Washington), his leukemia-stricken brother, have picked a worse time to get sick? Sure, it wasn't Matty's fault that his house was built on chicken droppings and that he played in dirt filled with gross bacteria that infected him with hystoplasmosis. But still, tick tock. Nick's got four days to live and Matty needs to be healthy to be a donor. What's worse is that it's taking his doctors nearly all of those four days to make a diagnosis. Maybe if Foreman, still reeling from the loss of last week's patient, wasn't, understandably, pussyfooting around his diagnoses, things might get done faster. You see, he's reluctant to kill again - and who wouldn't be? But this irks House, who, of course, has turned on the countdown clock to Foreman's dismissal. You only get so much time to lick your wounds in this hospital. With that in mind I'm glad that Foreman pulled it together enough to figure out Matty's infection. Coming off last week's show, there was no way to feel secure that Matty or Nick, or both even, weren't going to die, and watching their parents struggle with the doctors' ever-changing advice was heartbreaking. Honestly, the show made me a little weepy tonight. As did Foreman's psychotic doctoring. I swear horns sprouted from Foreman's head moments before he decided to extract Matty's marrow without benefit of sedation or even a little painkiller. Saving lives is all good, but torturing people to do so is clearly not the path Foreman wants to (or should) go down. So I appreciate his resignation, though I'm not buying for a moment that Foreman will actually leave Princeton-Plainsboro hospital. On a lighter note, it's Tuesday. The day Chase reminds Cameron that he likes her and that he wants them to be together. Aw, it's cute, no? And are you as convinced as I am that Cameron is now just playing hard to get? She was considerably less prickly this week towards everyone, even putting away House's backpack without complaint and sparing a few kind words for the parents. Pretty soon she'll be petting Hector, House's dog. Or is it Wilson's? Bonnie's? Whoever owns him now, Hector's visit to the show was scene-stealing - a trick usually reserved for his short-term master. show less
Timing really is everything. Could Matty (Dabir Snell), on the verge of donating his life-saving bone marrow to Nick (Jascha Washington), his leukemia-stricken brother, have picked a worse time to get sick? Sure, it wasn't Matty's fault that his house was built on chicken droppings and that he played in dirt filled with gross bacteria that infected him with hystoplasmosis. But still, tick tock. Nick's got four days to live and Matty needs to be healthy to be a donor. What's worse is that it's taking his doctors nearly all of those four days to make a diagnosis.Maybe if Foreman, still reeling from the loss of last week's patient, wasn't, understandably, pussyfooting around his diagnoses, things might get done faster. You see, he's reluctant to kill again — and who wouldn't be? But this irks House, who, of course, has turned on the countdown clock to Foreman's dismissal. You only get so much time to lick your wounds in this hospital. With that in mind I'm glad that Foreman pulled... read more

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Premiered: November 16, 2004, on FOX
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: He has little patience for patients, but misanthropic Gregory House is a brilliant diagnostician who probes life-and-death medical mysteries while 'CSI'-style graphics follow each disease's progression. 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer is one of the executive producers.

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