House (2004–2012)
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A young boy's fever lasts nearly a week after a Ouija board predicts he will die. Clinic Cases: Chase's case of a man with numb fingers.


Daniel Sackheim


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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
Nestor Carbonell ... Jeffrey Reilich
Tracy Middendorf ... Sarah Reilich
David Henrie ... Tommy
Daryl Sabara ... Gabriel Reilich
Patrick Bauchau ... Dr. Rowan Chase
Dennis Bendersky ... Davey
R.J. Root R.J. Root ... Sam
Jack Walsh Jack Walsh ... Ozzy
Abbey McBride ... Blonde


Twelve-year-old Gabriel 'Gabe' Reilich thinks he's cursed after collapsing when his name comes out of a Ouija board game played with mates, marking him for death. Dr. Robert Chase explores the abandoned meeting place of the boys' secret society and the suspicious substances found there. Gabe's scary mix of suddenly-appearing symptoms suggest anthrax and a rare, infectious tropical disease. Meanwhile, Chase refuses to have any personal contact with his visiting father, rheumatologist Rowan Chase, a world authority on auto-immune diseases who suddenly turns up and joins the diagnostic joust. House takes a stubborn interest in Rowan's reason to visit his estranged son, as well as in the past of Gabe's admired, separated father, Jeffrey Reilich. Written by KGF Vissers/edited by statmanjeff

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First time a parent of one of Dr. House's team (Chase) shows up. See more »


Chase junior says that the drug given for anthrax would kill the organism causing leprosy, which House follows with an explanation of antibodies acting on nerves. In reality the drugs used for anthrax (cephalosporin or penicillin group of drugs) and leprosy (rifampicin, dapsone, clofazamine) are entirely different and would not cause the effect Chase describes. See more »


Dr. Cameron: [to Chase] You know, parents are never as bad as kids think they are.
Dr. Robert Chase: You like my dad so much, ask him out.
Dr. Cameron: I'd make an excellent step-mom. I'm very lenient.
Dr. Cameron: He's your father. You never see him and he's here. Unless he's done some unspeakable thing, you should lighten up.
Dr. Robert Chase: Right, thanks for the tip.
Dr. Cameron: Okay.
Dr. Cameron: He beat your mom.
[pauses again]
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We definitely need to know if 12-year-olds are getting any action.
7 September 2008 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

A 12-year-old thinks he is cursed because of an ouija board. He is presenting with a host of extremely rare diseases including anthrax.

In the middle of this case walks Chase's dad, played by Patrick Bauchau ("The Pretender"). He walked out on Chase when he was 15 and Chase holds him responsible for his mom's death. Thing is, he is dying, but doesn't want Chase to know. he just wants to see him. The conflict that Chase is having with his father mirrors the conflicting emotions of the boy when he finds out what his real problem is and that his father lied to him.

Excellent acting by all involved, but Chase (Jesse Spencer) steals the show.

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1 March 2005 (USA) See more »

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