Except maybe it is dangerous for The Kid, who gets shocked endlessly when the heart biopsy House subjects him to causes him to go into cardiac arrest. I don't doubt that House would be tormented if the boy died, or was permanently brain damaged by the resulting oxygen deprivation he caused, but I only saw the single-minded determination to solve a previously unsolvable puzzle. And we've seen that before, many times.
There were flashes of fun in "All In," including most of the poker scenes, but the attempt to tie in Wilson's poker prowess with House's final medical deduction didn't work for me. Maybe I just don't fully understand poker (a good bet, since I last played on our Intellivision set when I was a kid), but the connection just wasn't strong enough for me between Wilson's hidden aces and the initial and also final diagnosis of Ernheim-Chester disease, which hadn't yet reached the intestines where they originally tested. But then it's also a good bet that I don't fully understand medicine, either, since I last practiced on Sam, from the Operation board game.
A new episode of House airs Tuesday, April 18 at 9 p.m. on FOX, or Global in Canada.