House M.D.: Season 1, Episode 8

Poison (25 Jan. 2005)

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A high school boy has hallucinations and collapses during an exam. When he does not respond to treatments, and the normal tests are negative Foreman presents the case to House. Clinic Cases: A happy old lady.

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Schoolboy Matt Davis collapses during an exam with serious poisoning symptoms. House supposes drugs or a 'substitute', arrogant mother Margo Davis won't consider either theory. Octogenarian Georgia Adams is brought in by her son with mental symptoms he can barely believe the cause of, actually 60 years old... It takes all House's cynicism to make Matt's mean bossy ma consent to therapy for an insecticide Matt presumably sprayed, but then Chi Ling is brought in with the same symptoms, no insecticide, their only contact was the school bus, even there every toxic trail runs dead. But both boys dressed for exams and college interviews... Written by KGF Vissers

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While house is examining Georgia she mentions has a crush on Ashton Kutcher. Kutcher and John Patrick Amedori, who plays Matt Davis in this episode, both played the character of Evan Treborn (albeit at different ages) in The Butterfly Effect (2004). See more »

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When mom is alone with Matt, and Matt starts to spasm, she is wearing glasses. The next shot shows her outside the room calling a nurse, without glasses. Then she is in the room again with glasses on. See more »

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Dr. Gregory House: Boys love fart jokes. Find one with a good fart joke.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Oh, they're just the arrogant jerks that saved your life.
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Roxanne Hart (License to Wed, Art School Confidential) is an overbearing mother that complicates the treatment of her son who passed out while taking a test.

The diagnoses are difficult until they find the clue to what was wrong, and she is questioning everything and refusing to allow treatment until she checks with the CDC. Chicanery and bluntness are the norm in this interesting case.

Foreman (Omar Epps) seems to be becoming more like House every day.

Along with the main case, House is treating a woman who is 79 years old and having sexual fantasies. The problem is solved quickly, and should be a warning to everyone who has unprotected sex - even if it was 60 years ago.


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