House (2004–2012)
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Damned If You Do 

A nun suffering from acute dermatitis and asthma treated by House with possibly the wrong medication comes dangerously close to death.

Director:

Greg Yaitanes

Writers:

David Shore (created by), Sara B. Cooper
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Hugh Laurie ... Dr. Gregory House
Lisa Edelstein ... Dr. Lisa Cuddy
Omar Epps ... Dr. Eric Foreman
Robert Sean Leonard ... Dr. James Wilson
Jennifer Morrison ... Dr. Allison Cameron
Jesse Spencer ... Dr. Robert Chase
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Sister Mary Augustine
Lucinda Jenney ... Sister Mary Eucharist
Dakin Matthews ... Marvin
Lori Rom ... Sister Mary Pius
Ann Dowd ... Mother Superior
Taji Coleman ... Tech
Peter James ... Priest (as James Symington)
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Storyline

A nun arrives at the clinic with what appears to be a skin rash caused by an allergy, and starts to go into anaphylactic shock in reaction to the medication Dr. House gives her. When he then gives her an injection of epinephrine, she goes into cardiac arrest, leading Dr. Cuddy to assume that House gave her an accidental overdose. Absolutely sure that he gave the patient the correct dosage, House begins a series of unorthodox treatments to uncover the truth, and also does a bit of snooping into the sister's past. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Hugh Laurie's character in this episode prescribes cigarettes to a patient. In a comedy show Laurie starred in, A Bit of Fry and Laurie: Episode #1.3 (1989) , during one sketch he is a patient prescribed cigarettes by his doctor. See more »

Goofs

When Sister Augustine has her asthma attack, House grabs a syringe which, in high resolution copies, is visibly labeled "ATROPINE" while other syringes in the drawer partition are labeled "EPINEPHRINE;" so, a syringe with the wrong medicine appears to be the resulting problem, rather than the wrong dosage. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Gregory House: [sees bowls of candy canes set out for Christmas] Candy *canes*? Are you mocking me?
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Connections

Features North Shore (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
(uncredited)
Written by Johnny Marks
Performed by John Denver
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A House Christmas Episode?
30 April 2020 | by rigovegaSee all my reviews

I watched this episode not knowing that in the weirdest way this would be a Christmas episode of sorts. Now, I know it hardly touches the subject, but there is some Christmas aspects about it in a House sort of way. Well, with or without this being about Christmas, this episode has become one of my favorites because I like the way the show talks about faith and spirituality.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 2004 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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