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Instant Karma 

A wealthy businessman brings his teenage son, who is suffering from inexplicable stomach pains, to Princeton Plainsboro and insists on having Dr. House handle the case. The father of the ... See full summary »

Director:

Greg Yaitanes

Writers:

David Shore (created by), Thomas L. Moran
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Cast

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
Olivia Wilde ... Thirteen
Lee Tergesen ... Roy
Tanner Maguire ... Jack
Steve Kramer ... Ken
Michael Dean Connolly ... Oliver
M.K. Bakshi M.K. Bakshi ... Pete
Liz Benoit ... Nurse Anne
Cindy Lu ... Nurse Diane
Tim Kahle ... Dr. Johnson
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Storyline

A wealthy businessman brings his teenage son, who is suffering from inexplicable stomach pains, to Princeton Plainsboro and insists on having Dr. House handle the case. The father of the patient believes the karmic penalty of his financial success is that he is victim to personal tragedy, and that the answer to his son's medical mystery lies in a reverse of fate rather than medical treatment. Meanwhile, Foreman and Chase prepare to present information on the Dibala case. Written by FOX Publicity

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Episode title, "Instant Karma," is the name of a 1970 single by John Lennon. Hugh Laurie later played Lennon on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. See more »

Goofs

When Foreman goes to Thirteen's house, her coat switches from closed to open in different shots. See more »

Quotes

Thirteen - Dr. Hadley: I told you Thailand!
Dr. Gregory House: I assumed you were lying. Because it would have been idiotic of you to tell me the truth. Yet another reason I have no use for you.
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Connections

References Touch of Evil (1958) See more »

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Performed by Ray LaMontagne
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Classic House
14 October 2009 | by iampratikkSee all my reviews

The season started with unorthodox episodes and also the ending episodes of previous seasons were different from the classic House routine. Well this episode follows a classic House routine. A patient comes in, there is an initial diagnosis, it seems to make sense, the patient seems to get well, all of sudden the patient crashes and he is about to die in couple of days if House and his team doesn't figure out the correct diagnosis and when all hopes are gone House has an epiphany while he is talking to Wilson and he saves the patient proving once more that he is a genius. But the episode lacks House's sarcasm, him making fun of other people, his tussle with Cuddy. Also, he seems helpful and much more sane and under control.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2009 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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