House (2004–2012)

Human Error 

A couple risk their lives getting from Cuba to see House, but his preoccupation with staff issues may cost the woman her life.


Katie Jacobs


David Shore (created by), Thomas L. Moran | 1 more credit »




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
Omar Avila ... Esteban Hernandez
Mercedes López Renard ... Marina Hernandez (as Mercedes Renard)
Stephen Markle Stephen Markle ... Dr. Gooding
Tiya Sircar ... Student #1
John Bobek ... Student #2
Kathryn Adams ... Pretty Student #3
Ken Luckey ... Ken Sowinski
Lucas Ford Lucas Ford ... Pilot
Eltony Williams ... Co-Pilot


A woman and her husband are rescued from the middle of the ocean when their trip from Cuba to the US goes awry. While in air the man conveys that his wife is sick and that they need to see Dr. House. Unfortunately the medical records of the man's wife were lost at sea when the Guard made him leave the suitcase that contained them in the ocean. Tensions rise high in the Diagnostics department on the eve of Foreman's departure and the almost Sci-fi case that they are working. At the very end House is left with an immense conflict to be resolved in the next season. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Mystery


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Marina asks House "Is this heaven?" to which he replies "No. This is New Jersey.". Nearly identical to a line about Iowa from the film Field of Dreams (1989). See more »


Wilson tells House "You're living in the same apartment for 15 years. You drive a ten year old car. You are not good with change." However, in season 1, House lived in a different building, in an upstairs unit, which is definitely different than his current first floor unit. (You can see it in House: The Socratic Method right before House starts making calls to the patient's previous doctors late at night.) See more »


Dr. Robert Chase: [to Esteban] Any pain?
Esteban: No. I'm just sunburned.
Dr. Robert Chase: Any blurred vision?
Esteban: No. So, my wife, she is with Dr. House?
Dr. Robert Chase: She's with another doctor who is part of Dr. House's team.
Esteban: No, she's supposed to see Dr. House. We have permission.
Dr. Robert Chase: That's the way it works with Dr. House.
Esteban: I came a thousand miles to see him!
Dr. Robert Chase: He doesn't care. I'm sorry, but that's who he is. That's who you risked your life to see and you made the right choice.
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References Field of Dreams (1989) See more »


Hope for the Hopeless
Written by Alison Sudol, Hal Cragin, Lukas Burton
Performed by Alison Sudol
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29 May 2007 (USA) See more »

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