Richard, a husband and father living with brain cancer, drives his wheelchair into a pool at a family BBQ. Everyone but his son think that it was suicide from the pain but House will stop at nothing to figure out his true ailment.

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A paralyzed husband and father living with brain cancer, drives his wheelchair into a pool at a family BBQ. Everyone, but his son, thinks that it was suicide from the pain, but Dr. House will stop at nothing to figure out his true ailment. At the same time, House and staff deal with another baffling paralysis case involving a young woman who, although paralyzed below the neck, can still feel pain and touch. Written by SoWeirdo65

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5 September 2006 (USA)  »

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Kathleen Quinlan, who plays Richard's wife Arlene McNeil in this episode, also plays Jesse Spencer's (Dr. Chase) mother on "Chicago Fire." See more »

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In the final scene, the prescription is written for Vicodin ES, but the dosage on the prescription was 5-500, the amount found in regular Vicodin. Vicodin ES has 7.5mg of hydrocodone and 750mg of acetaminophen. See more »

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Mark McNeil: He wouldn't kill himself.
Dr. Gregory House: Fine. I'm wrong. You obviously have a better understanding of this man who drools in front of your TV set 24 hours a day.
Caren Krause: Dr. House?
Mark McNeil: He-he must've been confused, all right? It must have been an accident.
Dr. Gregory House: I hope it was a suicide attempt. If he was trying to kill himself, then he knows how miserable his life is. It means there's something in there to kill. It means your dad's still there.
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References Vertigo (1958) See more »

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You Can't Always Get What You Want
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
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Different sort of solution
9 October 2006 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

A despondent cripple takes a header into a pool. Once in the hospital, he is at the mercy of House, who suspects there's more going on than meets the paralyzed eye. His proposed solution is not taken seriously, and the man is being wheeled out at the end, where he will die at home. Or will he? It's up to Cuddy to save the day for a change. But will she? See it for yourself. The ever-radiant Kathleen (EVENT HORIZON) Quinlan guest-stars as the beleaguered man's dutiful wife. I would prefer to say nothing more about this episode, but IMDb is pestering me for more lines. I will say Quinlan, who is the real focus of this episode, is still a stunner after over 25 years of movie-making. Film buffs will remember her for her star turn in an episode of the otherwise mediocre TWILIGHT ZONE -- The MOVIE.


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