Daddy's Boy (House)

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"Daddy's Boy"
House episode
Episode no.Season 2
Episode 5
Directed by Greg Yaitanes
Written byThomas L. Moran
Original air dateNovember 8, 2005 (2005-11-08)
Guest appearance(s)
Episode chronology
"TB or Not TB"
House (season 2)
List of House episodes

"Daddy's Boy" is the fifth episode of the second season of House , which premiered on Fox on November 8, 2005. A father and his son, Carnell, a student at Princeton University, are celebrating the son's graduation and they have a father/son moment. Carnell is heading out to a party where he drinks with his friends, but begins experiencing what feels like electrical shocks and starts having convulsions.


Princeton University student Carnell has a seizure during a graduation party. In the hospital, he later suffers from sphincter paralysis, which, combined with his other symptoms usually indicates Guillain-Barré syndrome, but the tests do not support their theory.

Carnell's friend Taddy is rushed to the hospital vomiting blood and tells House that Carnell's father is the owner of a salvage yard, rather than a construction company which he had earlier claimed. A metal keychain the father made for Carnell turns out to be radioactive. Carnell's ability to produce white blood cells is severely compromised because of the radiation poisoning, and he will need a bone marrow transplant. He also has a tumor inside his cervical spine, revealed by a PET scan. They successfully remove the tumor, but he has a hemorrhage in his bowel after the surgery. Chase informs the father that no matter what the doctors do, Carnell will not be able to fight off the infection, and it will slowly compromise all of his systems.

Meanwhile, House tries to avoid his parents, who are having a flight layover in Newark. Hearing the news, Wilson plans to have a party and invites House's parents, as well as Cuddy. The parents end up at the hospital eating dinner with a reluctant and uncomfortable House, who tries to make small talk about the new motorcycle he bought. House's father objects to it being parked in a handicapped space, telling House he still has two legs and doesn't realize how lucky he is.

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