House (2004–2012)
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Sleeping Dogs Lie 

A young woman swallows a bottle of sleeping pills - not to kill herself but to go to sleep, something she says she hasn't done in 10 days. Then her case deteriorates, but her partner is in ... See full summary »


Greg Yaitanes


David Shore (created by), Sara Hess | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview:
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
Jayma Mays ... Hannah
Dahlia Salem ... Max
Julia Ling ... Anne
Alice Lo ... Mrs. Ling
K.T. Thangavelu ... Surgeon (as KT Thangavelu)
Kendall Clement ... Anesthesiologist


A young woman swallows a bottle of sleeping pills - not to kill herself but to go to sleep, something she says she hasn't done in 10 days. Then her case deteriorates, but her partner is in a perfect position to help her. Meanwhile, House keeps falling asleep because living with Wilson has disrupted his sleep pattern. Cameron's mad at Foreman for swiping her ideas for a medical-journal article, and at House for letting him do it. Written by IowaSurvivor

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Drama | Mystery


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English | Mandarin

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18 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Wilson comes into House's office and House is lying down on the floor with his head on a book, the book is Gray's Anatomy. See more »


When Max is undergoing surgery for the liver transplant, she flat-lines and has to be resuscitated. When the camera pans to show the ongoing surgery, you can clearly see the abdominal apparatus is sitting far above where it should be, and it would be anatomically impossible for her to be laying at that angle. See more »


Dr. Gregory House: Whatever this woman has, it's not showing up on our tests which means she's sick. Just not sick enough for us to see it.
Dr. Robert Chase: You want us to make her sicker?
Dr. Gregory House: Yes. I want to stress her body. Specifically her brain. Keep her awake.
Dr. Allison Cameron: Depriving her of even the few minutes of sleep she does have, it's torture.
Dr. Gregory House: So is cutting people with knives, but you can totally get away with that if you have a doctor coat on.
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Ethics be darned
10 September 2006 | by xredgarnetxSee all my reviews

It's amazing how little cursing but so much blood and gore are featured on HOUSE, especially as the mood darkens on the show in the second season. This particularly graphic episode deals with a young woman in need of a new liver, and the issue of whether her girlfriend should donate a piece of her compatible liver in light of certain private information House and his team possess. Absolutely nobody comes off looking good in this episode, and this includes the two women, both of whom are painted in less than flattering tones. The always-idealistic Cameron learns a hard lesson by tale's end, but it's for the better. Roomies Wilson and House by now have become the new Oscar and Felix, and their sophomoric antics help lighten things a bit.

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