House M.D.: Season 5, Episode 2

Not Cancer (23 Sep. 2008)

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Years after receiving body parts from an organ donor, five out of six recipients die within a few months, but not from organ rejection. House and the team race against time to figure out ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Allison Cameron (credit only)
Dr. O'Shea
Frank's Wife
Apple's Nurse
Melissa Loprire ...
Girl on Street


Years after receiving body parts from an organ donor, five out of six recipients die within a few months, but not from organ rejection. House and the team race against time to figure out why before the final surviving recipient, a young woman who received the donor's cornea, mysteriously dies as well. House retains a comical private investigator to investigate patients, doctors, and his estranged friend, Wilson. Written by Lynne Boris Johnston

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As of this episode Hugh Laurie takes on the role of Executive Producer. See more »


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Dr. Gregory House: How many friends do you have?
Lucas Douglas: Seventeen.
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classic house......
25 September 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Well this was house at its best. The classic humor is back, the melodrama is not over the top. And the focus is back on the medical mystery of the week.

And I will have to have to say this, when I heard they r adding a new character on the show, i was a little apprehensive, but the PI guy is good and house and him share a very good chemistry. Until Wilson is back as a regular on the show, i think we will be aptly kept interested by him.

This week mystery was also interesting, more interesting than most that are on the show. After the first episode i thought man this is gonna go downhill but this week they pulled their socks up and gave us a classic HOUSE episode. And you should see as he measures up the doctor in the cafeteria to be his new best friend, they pulled it off without making it look ridiculous.

If they keep this up for the whole season, we are in for a very good ride.....

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