House M.D.: Season 2, Episode 11

Need to Know (7 Feb. 2006)

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House and the team must determine what is causing an increasingly deceitful patient's muscle flailing. Stacy makes a decision, and Cameron avoids a test.



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Episode credited cast:
Ted Dalton
Stella Dalton
Margo Dalton
Holly Daniels ...
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Michael A. Casey ...
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Ted Dalton brings in his domineering wife Margo, a hyperactive entrepreneur and housewife committed to a demanding fertility treatment, with uncontrollable spasms. In order to complete the diagnosis and save her life, he must face a secret she holds dearer than life. Meanwhile he forces Cameron to face her HIV test. After an affair with the hospital lawyer, Stacy Warner, they could have a future together. This can only happen if she divorces her husband Mark, who is in a wheelchair but knows about their adultery and desperately wants her back. Written by KGF Vissers

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(at around 16 mins) When House hands Margo what he implied were the results of her tox screen, she looks at both sides of the paper and says "it's a cafeteria menu", but the sheet of paper is blank. See more »


Dr. Robert Chase: Millions of women are on fertility treatments, and they don't get cancer.
Dr. Gregory House: Right. They get babies. She had a blood clot and a stroke. She'll get another one and probably die if we don't find that tumor. Do an endometrial biopsy.
Dr. Eric Foreman: Biopsy's painful and unnecessary. We just did an ultrasound.
Dr. Gregory House: [squints and looks at his watch]
Dr. Eric Foreman: What?
Dr. Gregory House: Shh.
Dr. Cameron: If you have a personal issue that's interfering with...
Dr. Gregory House: [interrupts] Shh, shh, shh, shh, shh.
Dr. Eric Foreman: What are we waiting for?
Dr. Gregory House: Your four weeks just expired. Your reign of ...
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How deceitful
4 September 2006 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

Julie (DOC Hollywood) Warner adds some real class to an episode that has more than its share of bizarre occurrences. The episode's title NEED TO KNOW fits more than just Warner as a so-called supermom who has built up a wall of lies the team must break through in order to save her from herself. It also refers to Cameron's hesitancy to take her HIV test as the result of a mishap in the AIDS patient episode. House really lets his temper fly with Warner, in a manner we haven't seen pretty much since the pilot episode, when he locked horns with another terrific actress, Robin (THE CRAFT) Tunney. Hugh Laurie, himself a movie actor, often seems to play best against fellow movie performers.

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