House (2004–2012)
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Skin Deep 

The search for the cause of a supermodel's symptoms causes intense feelings among the team, as new facts are revealed. Meanwhile, House experiences increasing pain in his leg.


James Hayman (as Jim Hayman)


David Shore (created by), Russel Friend (teleplay by) | 5 more credits »


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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
Tom Verica ... Martin Robinson
Cameron Richardson ... Alexandria 'Alex' Robinson
James DuMont ... George (as James Dumont)
Stephanie Venditto ... Nurse Brenda Previn
Karis Campbell ... Pregnant Woman
Donzaleigh Abernathy ... Brady
John Burke ... Austin


Rising supermodel Alex's father Martin brings her in after a violent episode and collapse during her latest fashion show. House diagnoses heroin, but his excessive treatment makes things worse. Then he deduces sexual abuse, without proof. It's only the start of several shocking discoveries. Meanwhile his own leg pains are the object of dispute. Written by KGF Vissers

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Naltrexone is a long acting opioid antagonist, similar in function to naloxone (Narcan); the main difference between the two is that naloxone takes effect very quickly (1 minute if given intravenously and 5 minutes if given intramuscularly) and is short acting, its effects only last about 90 minutes, which is why it is used to reverse acute opioid overdoses. Naltrexone isn't used to treat overdoses because it takes longer to work, when given intravenously it takes at least 30 minutes to start to work, and it stays in the system much longer, up to 12 hours. Which is why naltrexone is mainly used to detox a person from opioids, this can be done in as little as 2 hours, known as an ultra rapid detox it is done under general anesthesia, though this is not done too often as it can be very dangerous. A rapid detox is done over the course of a day and is done while the patient is sedated in order to minimize discomfort, this route being the safer option. A standard detox is done over a period of days and is done in an inpatient rehab, naltrexone is administered orally and the patient is given other medications to reduce withdrawal symptoms, this is the most common method of detoxing with naltrexone. After a patient has detoxed they are often given monthly injections of naltrexone in order to help them stay sober, this way if they do fall off the wagon and use opioids the naltrexone will block their effects. See more »


After Alex gets the brain biopsy, we see her in bed with her head shaved. In every other scene after that, Alex is seen with a full head of hair again. See more »


Alexandria 'Alex' Robinson: [to Cameron] He's my dad.
Dr. Allison Cameron: He's abusing you.
Alexandria 'Alex' Robinson: He's not a bad person. I seduced him.
Dr. Allison Cameron: You're the child, He's the adult. He has the responsibility...
Alexandria 'Alex' Robinson: I got him drunk. I had to get him drunk. I wanted to have sex with him.
Dr. Allison Cameron: You're sexually attracted to your father?
Alexandria 'Alex' Robinson: No, but - by sleeping with him, now he lets me do whatever I want. I also slept with my photographer, my financial manager and my tutor. If I hadn't, I'd be getting C's and posing for newspaper ads back in Detroit. Come on. We all do it.
Dr. Allison Cameron: No, we ...
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Split personality
4 September 2006 | by xredgarnetxSee all my reviews

Real-life model Cameron Richardson plays a teen model who exhibits aggressive behavior and collapses on a runway during a fashion show. From there, it's all downhill in an episode that allows House to fully acknowledge his lecherous side. Surprise after surprise awaits the team, as the model goes from bad to worse both in body and mind. Richardson is extremely fetching as the sickly waif who may not be all she appears. For the astute viewer, the ultimate revelation will have been guessed halfway through. Still, a good show and no harm done. House's leg pains appear to be increasing, which will lead in coming episodes to a Holmesian solution, if you Sherlock Holmes fans out there get my drift. It is worth nothing this episode gets about as close to nudity as this series is ever likely to, and this gratifying display of flesh is put on by none other than Richardson, in a moment of angry confrontation with House.

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