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House (Hugh Laurie) and Taub (Peter Jacobson) watch a video of their patient in the "Man of the House" episode of HOUSE airing Monday, Feb. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Credit: Jordin Althaus/FOX

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February 20, 2012 at 9 ET & PT, 8 CT & MT (New Time)
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Written by
Liz Friedman & Sara Hess
Directed by
Colin Bucksey
The music House's wife puts on the player and dances to and is dancing to at the end (it starts playing before House leaves the hospital) is "Every Heartbeat" from Amy Grant
From Fox Broadcasting Company:

A marriage counselor collapses during a speaking engagement, but when he is put under close evaluation, the team notice changes in his behavior that conflict with his motivational message on the roles of men and women. Meanwhile, House and his Ukrainian "wife" Dominika (guest star Karolina Wydra) make a deal to convince Immigration that they are a happily married couple. Also, House decides to name a team leader in the all-new "Man of the House" episode of HOUSE airing Monday, Feb. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (HOU-813) (TV-14 D, L)
Chase is still limping a bit from the recent stabbing and they still haven't recovered as a team.
Patient of the Week
Joe, who is 38, is running a seminar about the relationships between men and women when he collapses.
How House gets involved:
The privacy invasion / ethical breach / Rule Breaking
Preliminary diagnoses:
House thinks Joe's problem is low testosterone due to having been kicked in the crotch in a bar fight several years ago. But giving him testosterone shows up a new symptom and a little while later he starts seeing double. The treatment brings on liver failure causing jaundice. Taub suggests celiac disease but he doesn't insist on it and they treat for lyme disease. When that doesn't work Adams, on her own, does a test for celiac. Taub looks over old recordings of Joe before he changed from being a business motivational speaker to a relationship speaker. He points out that his voice was lower before.
The final diagnosis
Polyglandular Autoimmune Syndrome type III which caused celiac.
Who Came up with final diagnosis
House going further than Taub's celiac suggestion.
Clinic Patients
Additional Information:
  • Taub wins the position of Under Team Leader/Second Team Leader by offering House half of the increase in salary.
  • House and his wife need to live together for six months to prove to immigration that they have a real marriage.

House (Hugh Laurie, C) and his Ukranian "wife" Dominika (guest star Karolina Wydra, R) say goodbye to an immigration officer (guest star Jose Zuniga, L) after their interview in the "Man of the House" episode of HOUSE airing Monday, Feb. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Credit: Jordin Althaus/FOX
Additional Resources
Cast: Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House; Robert Sean Leonard as Dr. James Wilson; Omar Epps as Dr. Eric Foreman; Jesse Spencer as Dr. Robert Chase; Peter Jacobson as Dr. Chris Taub; Odette Annable as Dr. Jessica Adams; Charlyne Yi as Dr. Chi Park

Guest Cast: Karolina Wydra as Dominika Patrova; Rena Sofer as Marlene; Jake Weber as Joe; Jose Zuniga as Nate Weinmann; John Gloria as Calvin Ayres; Duane Shepard Sr. as Hastings; Mykee Selkin as Staff member; Denny Siegel as Diane; Joseph Falasca as Phil; Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse

Quotes, Quotations, Dialogue, Scenes:
  • House's "wife" returns to ask him to help her convince Immigration that their marriage is real so she can get a green card. She offers him $30,000. So House goes to Wilson. "I need my apartment key back."
       "If you're breaking up with me, can't we at least talk about it first."
       "Maybe if you weren't all nag and no shag."
       "I don't sleep with married men."
       House turns to leave saying, "I'll get a copy made."
       "You're an ex-con. If you get caught perjring yourlsef to Homeland Security, you'll end up back in jail."
       "And that would be troubling if there was the slightest chance we'd get caught."
       "You barely know each other." Taub interrupts with new tests and House tells Wilson he'll get back to him. Wilson says, "I said I think its stupid, right? Then I think I'm done."

  • House offers someone on the team a slight promotion and he soon has everyone competing for it although nobody really wants it at first. Taub tells House he thinks it is a mistake and House shouldn't upset the situation that the stabbing has caused in the team. "Everybody was playing nice and in your world nice doesn't solve cases, but after what happened a little bonding is a good thing. We still have ideas; we still argue. Maybe it would work better if we appreciated each other."

  • House has been riding Taub about his possible low testosterone due to his having children. Taub seemed to dismiss it but then he later admits to House, "Adams and I both thought the patient could have celiac but only she was willing to go out on a limb and runt the test. I gave up."
       House has been listening to all that Taub said about the celiac and the lower voice and comes up with the solution to the case and tells Taub, "You bailed too early, now I get all the credit."



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