A magician's heart stops during a performance. At first House dismisses the case, but later changes his mind when complications arise. House has a contest to determine the next one to leave the team.

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A magician's heart stops during a performance. At first House dismisses the case, but later changes his mind when complications arise. House has a contest to determine the next one to leave the team.

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Drama | Mystery

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20 November 2007 (USA)  »

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The card trick that the magician does from his hospital bed with House is likely impossible to be performed in such circumstances in reality, being that it requires outside help. The trick is performed by forcing a particular card to be selected by the volunteer (there are numerous ways to do this), while the magician's assistant waits on the opposite side of the glass with a duplicate card. The magician turns the volunteer's attention away from the glass while the assistant affixes it to the other side, and then throws the deck at the spot where the card is affixed. In the flurry of cards hitting the glass (and resulting mess on the floor) it's very difficult to see that the card wasn't there before the throw. See more »

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Setting off one sprinkler head does not trigger the entire system. Each head has an element that melts to apply water to just the areas that are on fire. See more »

Quotes

Flynn: A fungus in my lungs? How would I even get something like that?
Dr. Lawrence Kutner: Right now it's just a theory. We don't even know if it's...
Flynn: Gah, I knew I shouldn't have done those mushrooms in college.
Dr. Lawrence Kutner: I'm sure there's no connection.
Flynn: It was a joke. You really lose your sense of humor when your job's on the line, hm?
Dr. Lawrence Kutner: Sorry. Most dying people don't really like to...
[Flynn glares at him]
Dr. Lawrence Kutner: ... not that you're dying.
Flynn: But a little sick would be perfect, right?
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In Memory of Barbara Issak 1949-2007 See more »

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References Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) See more »

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Tricky doings
24 November 2007 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

A magician (Steve Valentine, late of CROSSING JORDAN) almost drowns during the Houdini water tank trick and Mormon Guy and Punjab happen to be on hand to rescue him. House is not convinced the guy's really sick, which leads to some interesting bits of business. Meanwhile, House dreams up a ridiculous scheme to eliminate the next team candidate. It involves Cuddy's underpants, of all things. And we finally get a glimpse at what makes 13 tick -- or not, as the case may be. She's convinced she is dying of an inherited disease while House is equally convinced she is not. Enough going on for you? Valentine, a veteran movie and TV actor, makes a great guest star, and the business about Cuddy's unmentionables ends up being a bit of a shocker. Maybe not the finest, but a very good HOUSE episode.


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