House M.D.: Season 4, Episode 10

It's a Wonderful Lie (29 Jan. 2008)

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House is equally obsessed with a mother and daughter who don't lie, and using Christmas to create discord among the team members.

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House and the team treat a woman who suffers from a sudden paralysis of the hands that causes an injury to her daughter while she's spotting her at an indoor rock-climbing wall. As House probes the woman and her injured daughter for any leads as to what might be causing her condition, House is convinced that the woman is withholding information. When the woman's daughter reveals some very descriptive details about her mother's personal life, House isn't so sure the woman hides anything about herself from the people around her, especially her daughter. As the team runs tests to find out what caused her paralysis, the woman loses her eyesight and her system begins to shut down, and House and the team are baffled as to whether it is the woman herself, or her own physiology that is lying to them. Meanwhile, House lets his team participate in a Secret Santa gift exchange, but he puts his own twist on the holiday tradition. Written by Blue, taken from the FOX website.

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christmas | iphone

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Drama | Mystery

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The indoor rock climbing scene at the beginning was filmed at Boulderdash Indoor Rock Climbing in Thousand Oaks, California (the tallest indoor climbing gym in Southern California). She is climbing on "The Prow", a 45' slightly overhanging wall with lead and top-rope routes ranging from 5.6 to 5.12. See more »

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Both Taub and House are trying to check if Maggie's daughter can be a bone marrow donor. If they were real doctors they'd know that children never make more than 3 out of 6 match - children only inherit half the chromosomes from their parents. So a 5 out of 6 match "from Cleveland" is by all means a better option. See more »

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Dr. Gregory House: Lies are like children: they're hard work, but it's worth it because the future depends on them.
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References Francis (1950) See more »

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The Little Drummer Boy
Written by Katherine Davis, Henry Onorati and Harry Simeone
Performed by The Fab Four (Beatles Tribute)
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Was intolerable (but tolerasty comes to another stage)
9 October 2009 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

It was the first episode of House MD (my favorite series ever) I badly disgusted. I do not mean main story and performances - it was "House" in it's best, with interesting final diagnosis, particularly. Great performances, blah blah blah - in season 4 the stories got more sophistication, variability and drive. But my impression was just ruined by a side story with (Warning: spoiler below) ..a dirty w**re from whom even House was dumbfounded - from one side, and the last scene - from another. Such blasphemy is a screen writing crime against beliefs of billions. This episode's story seriously lacks any sense of proportion (may Lord forgive you, Pam).


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