Man of the House (House)

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"Man of the House"
House episode
Episode no.Season 8
Episode 13
Directed byColin Bucksey
Written bySara Hess & Liz Friedman
Featured musicAmy Grant - Every Heartbeat
Original air dateFebruary 20, 2012
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"Man of the House" is the thirteenth episode of the eighth season of House and the 168th overall. It aired on February 20, 2012. The episode marks the return of Dominika Petrova to the series for a mini-arc, and guest stars José Zúñiga as the immigration official.


House treats a marriage expert who collapses during a seminar. However, as the patient gets worse, so do his feelings about the institution he's an expert on. House's attention is focused on his own "marriage" when his green-card wife Dominika returns in order to prove to the immigration authorities that she and House are in a "bona fide" marriage. Faced with jail for House and deportation for Dominika, this turns into a crash course in which both will learn a little something about love and marriage while they learn about each other. House also decides to formally appoint one of his fellows as the team leader.


The Onion's AV Club gave this episode a B- rating,[1] while Lisa Palmer of TV Fanatic gave it a 3.0/5.0 rating.[2]


  1. ^ Handlen Z. "Man of the House". The A.V. Club. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
  2. ^ Palmer L. "House Review: Stand By Your Woman". Retrieved February 24, 2012.

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