House M.D.: Season 1, Episode 5

Damned If You Do (14 Dec. 2004)

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A nun suffering from acute dermatitis and asthma treated by House with possibly the wrong medication comes dangerously close to death.

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A nun arrives at the clinic with what appears to be a skin rash caused by an allergy, and starts to go into anaphylactic shock in reaction to the medication Dr. House gives her. When he then gives her an injection of epinephrine, she goes into cardiac arrest, leading Dr. Cuddy to assume that House gave her an accidental overdose. Absolutely sure that he gave the patient the correct dosage, House begins a series of unorthodox treatments to uncover the truth, and also does a bit of snooping into the sister's past. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Hugh Laurie's character in this episode prescribes cigarettes to a patient. In a comedy show Laurie starred in, A Bit of Fry and Laurie: Episode #1.3 (1989) , during one sketch he is a patient prescribed cigarettes by his doctor. See more »

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When Chase, Foreman and Cameron assist Sister Augustine in the clean room to save her life, finally Chase says "It's a clean room!". In this moment, a lock of hair falls by the right part of his head out of the surgeon cap, but a few moments after, the lock of hair is missing. See more »

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Dr. Gregory House: She has God inside of her. Would have been easier to deal with a tumor.
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References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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The Twelve Days of Christmas
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You've got a better shot betting on me than Him.
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Elizabeth Mitchell ("Lost", 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story, The Santa Clause 2) plays Sister Mary Augustine, who came in with what looked like a simple allergic reaction.

The whole issue of nuns, belief in God, and belief that House may make mistakes comes up at various times.

What was interesting was the fact that the solution came in the patient's past life. The initial story was not the whole truth as it usually isn't Everybody lies, as House always says. Once the lie is exposed, then a solution is found.

Faith may be a wonderful thing, but reality is what gets us through life.


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