House M.D.: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (16 Nov. 2004)

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Young kindergarten teacher Rebecca Adler collapses in her classroom after uncontrolled gibberish slips out of her mouth while she is about to teach students.

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House and his team have a case with a 29-year-old kindergarten teacher who collapses at school after losing the ability to talk properly. (Clinic Cases: An orange man with leg pain, a young boy with asthma, a man who thinks he has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or fibromyalgia.) Written by Jaxotea

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Rebecca Adler is named after the main female antagonist in the Sherlock Holmes series of novels. House is based on Holmes. See more »

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Gregory House suffers with chronic pain from his right leg and uses the walking stick in his right hand. In real life such a person would use the stick in the opposite hand (ie the left hand in his case), to offload the weight on the affected side and form a stable tripod base when mobilizing. This is basic knowledge for anyone in the medical profession. But, in later episodes of the show, it is made evident that House is using the cane on the incorrect side on purpose. See more »

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Rebecca Adler: I just want to die with a little dignity.
Dr. Gregory House: There's no such thing! Our bodies break down, sometimes when we're 90, sometimes before we're even born, but it always happens and there's never any dignity in it! I don't care if you can walk, see, wipe your own ass... it's always ugly - ALWAYS! You can live with dignity; you can't die with it!
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A hell of a pilot
1 April 2006 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

Filmed much like a theatrical movie, the pilot for HOUSE, M.D. wastes no time in establishing the show's recurring theme: an individual falls ill, and Greg House and his merry crew spend the next 45 minutes or so trying to diagnose the illness before the patient croaks. Few episodes have varied from this pattern, for better or worse. In the pilot, House treats a young teacher (movie actress Robin Tunney) for an aphasia that gets worse by the minute. The symptoms pile up quickly. Eventually, she becomes paralyzed from the waist down and decides she wants to go home to die. House wants to do some more work on her instead. The incredibly intense scene that follows between the ailing teacher and House is what makes the episode. We also have all the basic characters introduced without a lot of wasted time, including the very sharp neurologist (Omar Epps), the emotionally charged immunologist (Jennifer Morrison) and whatever the heck the surfer-looking Aussie is (Jesse Spencer). Dr. Wilson (Robert Leonard) is the staff oncologist and House's closest friend. And Lisa Edelstein is House's incredibly nagging but sympathetic boss, who as time goes on we discover may have had a relationship with House in the past. Only time will tell. HOUSE is the best TV show since LAW & ORDER, hands down.


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