House (2004–2012)
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House is forced to choose a new staff... and gathers 40 applicants to start narrowing down the field. Meanwhile, an Air Force pilot wants House to treat her secretly so she doesn't ruin her chances of becoming an astronaut.


Deran Sarafian


David Shore (created by), Doris Egan | 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
Anne Dudek ... Dr. Amber Volakis
Edi Gathegi ... Dr. Jeffrey 'Big Love' Cole
Peter Jacobson ... Dr. Chris Taub
Kal Penn ... Dr. Lawrence Kutner
Olivia Wilde ... Thirteen
Carmen Argenziano ... Henry Dobson
Andy Comeau ... Dr. Travis Brennan
Meera Simhan ... Dr. Jody Desai
Essence Atkins ... Captain Greta Cooper


As House starts his search for a new team, an astronaut comes to him for help. She needs to be treated, without NASA finding out it's her. He puts his candidates to the test as they try to find out what's wrong with the patient. As he tries to protect his patient's identity from the hospital/Dr. Cuddy, House spots some members of his old team around the hospital, even though he knows they're working elsewhere now. Written by Jesse Sanchez

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Drama | Mystery


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Did You Know?


The intro is a tribute to the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), replicating Bowman's trip through the stargate. See more »


When House asks Amber for his car keys back he says "and no more prime numbers for you." You can't actually see her number in this shot, but Amber's number is 24, not a prime number. See more »


Dr. Gregory House: New patient. 30-year-old female with synesthesia. New rules. You generate a lab report, you shred it. X-ray, you melt it. No notes, no records, nothing. As far as you're concerned, the patient is Osama Bin Laden. And everyone not in this room is Delta Force. Any questions?
Dr. O'Reilly, a.k.a. #11: We're protecting Osama Bin Laden?
Dr. Gregory House: It's a metaphor. Get used to it.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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The game is starting...
26 February 2018 | by KhaelaSee all my reviews

House has to engage 3 doctors. A normal guy would conduct interviews and then pick 3 people. Well, we are talking of House. So take 30 or 40 doctors, put them in an big room, give them cases and fired them as you decide, for reasons sometimes as good as : who does not like vanilla ice-creams? You, you are a moron, you are fired! This part of the 4th season of House is probably the best of all the show! Prepare yourself, take food, drinks... because once the game starts, you will not switch off your tv until the end of it! As House said in episode 1 : WORLD CUP!

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2 October 2007 (USA) See more »

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