A ten-year-old boy begins screaming in pain, but nobody knows why, because he is autistic and cannot explain. House refuses to use his office because it has new carpet.


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House meets a young boy with Autism named Adam. Plagued with the inability to communicate verbally with the child, House must find other ways to communicate. House upsets a police officer, leading to a grudge on the part of the the officer, who later begins his crusade to get back at House. Lastly, House has a young 17 year old girl who is love with him following him around. Cuddy demands that he puts an end to it. Written by Alexander Edmunds

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Drama | Mystery


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26 September 2006 (USA)  »

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House: So, think maybe Gray's Anatomy got it all wrong? House sarcastically alluded that Adam's liver cells were in the right place and that Henry Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, one of the most reliable and comprehensive resources used by medical students and professionals, got the placement wrong. See more »


Calcium carbonate is occasionally used as an anti-diarrhoeal (as indicated by House while discussing the case with Foreman in Cuddy's office). However, he later defends its use in Adam by reasoning that he had constipation. See more »


Dr. Lisa Cuddy: [Trying to convince House his stalker hit on her] She has a mole below her right nipple.
Dr. Gregory House: She does not.
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29 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was truly a grand episode of House. The autistic child was perfectly portrayed. The teenage girl he encounters during his clinic hours also adds some humor to the episode. None of the main characters have been left out in this either: Wilson, Cuddy, Cameron, and Foreman all are involved throughout the episode. The autism really helps the seriousness of the episode, but also gives some humor, such as when Foreman asks Wilson to check the autistic child for cancer. The child's PSP hand-held, shown throughout the episode helps to build up the ending. The ending also happens to be one of the really great ones of the series, the moment the child gives House the PSP is a truly moving moment. Another great episode in a great season, I don't see how people can vote so low.

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