At, we show you how pop culture (TV, movies, books, ads) is connected to other pop culture. For example, what song is in that Super Bowl commercial or TV episode? What book is that character reading? What music is another song sampling? We answer these questions and many more.

House: Paternity / Season: 1 / Episode: 2 (00010002) (2004)

House: Paternity / Season: 1 / Episode: 2 (00010002) (2004) (Television Episode)
Buy Television Episode Now


Paternity (Television Episode)

Season: 1
Episode: 2
Production Code: 00010002

November 23, 2004
  • Download on iTunes
  • Buy on
A 16-year-old high school student, Dan, starts suffering night terrors and frequent hallucinations after playing lacrosse at school. The parents take him to Dr. House after receiving a letter that Cameron sent in House's name and House begins a bet to determine whether they are his biological parents. After Dan exhibits more symptoms, including a myoclonic twitch and a blocked blood vessel, House diagnoses Dan. Dan suffers from an auditory hallucination during a procedure, however, ruling out House's diagnosis. Using the coffee cups from the parents, House does a paternity test and discovers that neither parent is biologically related to Dan. When he remembers a case he had earlier, when the mother of a baby did not want vaccination for her child, he theorizes that Dan is suffering from a measles virus contracted during his childhood. House confirms his diagnosis with a retinal biopsy and successfully cures Dan.