House (2004–2012)
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House treats a patient who's worn out by chronic pain. Cuddy tries to do her job and take care of her new child. Foreman and Thirteen's relationship stalls.


Andrew Bernstein


David Shore (created by), Thomas L. Moran (as Thomas 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
Peter Jacobson ... Dr. Chris Taub
Kal Penn ... Dr. Lawrence Kutner
Olivia Wilde ... Thirteen
Martin Henderson ... Jeff
Jake Cherry ... Zach
Sarah Danielle Madison ... Lynne
Alex Fernandez ... Fernando
Anthony Montgomery ... James Carlton
Lori Petty ... Janice Burke


Adoring preteen son Zach and his mother find Jeff in his car, attempting suicide. He's been suffering with intolerable pain for three years. Finding the cause proves elusive. House also has a leg pain in addition to some domestic troubles. Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama | Mystery


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Whenever Cuddy talks about her appointment with DYFS (Division of Youth and Family Services), she calls it D-Y-F-S, pronouncing each letter of the acronym. The administrator of a New Jersey hospital, or anyone else that deals with that state agency, would refer to it as "Dye-fiss," as if the letters spell an actual name. See more »


In a double blind test, the doctor who conducts it is given a number of samples identified, in most cases, by numbers or letter-digit combinations. Neither the personnel performing the experiment, nor the patients know who gets the drug and who gets only the placebo; it is revealed after the experimental part has concluded and the results are processed statistically. This ensures that the experimenting personnel or patients themselves have no possibility of altering the result of the experiment. Considering how double blind test is shown in this episode, it is certain the writers have marginal (at best) knowledge how it actually is conducted in reality. See more »


Dr. Gregory House: Testicles. What do they make you think of?
Dr. Chris Taub: STDs, testosterone issues, that summer on Fire Island.
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References The Jungle Book (1942) See more »


I Still Care for You
Performed by Ray LaMontagne
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not that out there
25 April 2013 | by shanemick9See all my reviews

The Diagnosis in the end isn't weak and meaningless , and doesn't lack creativity b/c I personally had a family member with a diagnosis that was nearly exactly the same; after years of undiagnosed pain. I felt the families pain in seeing someone with the husbands tough guy background slowly withdraw and feel helpless in understanding what to do for him? Once diagnosed properly the family member was placed on medication to control the problem and it resolved the symptoms so they could live a life where the little things no longer were taken for granted once they could do them again without pain. It was an extraordinary thing to witness. To see that person smile again was for this family a miracle and blessing in one.

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19 January 2009 (USA) See more »

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