House M.D. (2004–2012)
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House fights his doctors, the staff and his fellow patients when he's forced to stay in the psychiatric hospital under threat of permanently losing his medical license.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Medina (as Andrew Harrison Leeds)
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House begins a detox program at Mayfield Psychiatric Hospital to get the Vicodin out of his system in an attempt to control his hallucinations. House plans to leave the treatment facility once he is clean, but he is strong-armed into staying by his attending physician, Dr. Darryl Nolan. Dr. Nolan agrees to write a recommendation to reinstate House's medical license only if House agrees to further treatment. When House is moved to a new ward in the hospital, he develops a close relationship with his new roommate, Alvie, and Lydia, a frequent visitor who helps House bend the rules. House asks Alvie to help him uncover incriminating information about Dr. Nolan that would allow him to blackmail his way out of the treatment center and convinces Lydia to loan him her car to sneak out a delusional patient in an attempt by House to undermine Dr. Nolan's course of treatment. But when devastating events ensue, House is humbled into reluctantly accepting help. Written by Fox Publicity

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Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

21 September 2009 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ana Lenchantin, who plays the mute cellist patient, is actually a professional cellist. See more »


House and Alvie stage a fight in order to get a pill of Haldol to trade with Hal for a phone call. In an emergency situation (such as a fight) Haldol would be administered by injection, as a pill would take minutes to absorb. See more »


Dr. Gregory House: I am a lot better. No painkillers. No hallucinations. Leg hurts. But it's manageable. Great job. Gonna miss you. Want to start missing you, as soon as possible.
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References The Graduate (1967) See more »


Night Train
Music by Jimmy Forrest
Played by the jazz combo at the cocktail party.
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23 September 2009 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

Mrs Jacobs have already directed the episode with the hostages in the Princeton Plainsborough. I had been waiting for it eagerly but it was disappointing story with fake emotions and intrigue. I suppose that was a worst episode of House. Therefore I was worried about this opening but it overcome my expectations. True nerve, true recovering. Complicated solutions to House's issues. And it doesn't look like a fake. Script is just fine. I found the relief and a happiness when it was over. Come on people, House was so low on his way of degenerating to a narco- jerk. We need to see him rising because his sense of humor and his ability to save people remain with him and the vicodin is (temporarily???) gone. I'm satisfied.

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