House (2004–2012)
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Needle in a Haystack 

A young man is stricken during sex with his girlfriend, and House must determine why his organs are suddenly shutting down. Finding the cause is like looking for a needle in a haystack.


Peter O'Fallon


David Shore (created by), David Foster




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Jake Richardson ... Stevie Lipa
Wendy Makkena ... Dr. Julie Whitner
Arabella Field ... Judy Lipa
Jessy Schram ... Leah, Stevie's Girlfriend
Ron Perkins ... Dr. Ron Simpson
Rob Brownstein ... Franklin Lipa
Sandra Purpuro ... Marina
David Kelsey ... Ron
Tasha Taylor ... Kate the Mother


Foreman bonds with the patient of the week, a 16-year-old Romani boy admitted after suddenly becoming unable to breathe during a make-out session with his girlfriend. Meanwhile, House loses his parking space to a new research doctor, Dr. Whitner, and makes a wager with Cuddy to get it back. Written by elizabethbennet135

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Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

6 February 2007 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jessy Schram and Jennifer Morrison go on to work together again in Once Upon a Time (2011). Morrison plays Emma, daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, and Schram plays Ashley Boyd aka Cinderella. See more »


The sound of the urinal flushing begins only after Wilson steps away from it and is facing the other way, with his hand nowhere near the handle. It's plain through the scene that the urinal is an automatic flush urinal. It detects when someone steps away and automatically flushes. This is what happened. The audio is fine. See more »


Dr. Wilson: [to House] Ah, yes. If it isn't Doctor "Ironside."
Dr. Gregory House: Ah, if it isn't Doctor "I Had No Friends When I Was Growing Up, So All I Did Was Watch TV By Myself, Which Is Why I Can Now Make Constant Pop Culture References Which No One Understands But Me."
Dr. Wilson: That's my name. Don't wear it out.
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References Ironside (1967) See more »


In the Waiting Line
Written by Sophie Barker, Henry Binns, Sam Hardaker
Performed by Zero 7
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this is why house stinks
3 December 2019 | by sandcrab277See all my reviews

House accosts a female hospital worker in a wheel chair and chastises her because she has a closer parking space ... ludicrous behavior for an adult yet alone a so called doctor ... if he hasn't been awarded the jackass of the year award as yet, then he wins it hands down in this episode ... i hope he doesn't frequent dark alleys

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