House (2004–2012)
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Richard, a husband and father living with brain cancer, drives his wheelchair into a pool at a family BBQ. Everyone but his son think that it was suicide from the pain but House will stop at nothing to figure out his true ailment.


Deran Sarafian


David Shore (created by), Lawrence Kaplow (teleplay by) | 5 more credits »


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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
Kathleen Quinlan ... Arlene McNeil
Carter Jenkins ... Mark McNeil
Clare Kramer ... Caren Krause
Edward Edwards ... Richard McNeil
Eamon Hunt Eamon Hunt ... Surgeon
Remy Thorne ... Kid
Bobbin Bergstrom Bobbin Bergstrom ... Nurse


A paralyzed husband and father living with brain cancer, drives his wheelchair into a pool at a family BBQ. Everyone, but his son, thinks that it was suicide from the pain, but Dr. House will stop at nothing to figure out his true ailment. At the same time, House and staff deal with another baffling paralysis case involving a young woman who, although paralyzed below the neck, can still feel pain and touch. Written by SoWeirdo65

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Drama | Mystery


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The exterior scenes of the university campus were filmed on the campus at UCLA. House is seen running up the Janss steps from the Wilson Quad, and the team is seen sitting on Dickson Terrace, between Royce Hall and the Powell Library. However, the fountain in which House cools himself is a prop. See more »


In the final scene, the prescription is written for Vicodin ES, but the dosage on the prescription was 5-500, the amount found in regular Vicodin. Vicodin ES has 7.5mg of hydrocodone and 750mg of acetaminophen. See more »


Mark McNeil: He wouldn't kill himself.
Dr. Gregory House: Fine. I'm wrong. You obviously have a better understanding of this man who drools in front of your TV set 24 hours a day.
Caren Krause: Dr. House?
Mark McNeil: He... he must've been confused, all right? It must have been an accident.
Dr. Gregory House: I hope it was a suicide attempt. If he was trying to kill himself, then he knows how miserable his life is. It means there's still something there to kill. It means your dad's still there.
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References Vertigo (1958) See more »


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Different sort of solution
9 October 2006 | by xredgarnetxSee all my reviews

A despondent cripple takes a header into a pool. Once in the hospital, he is at the mercy of House, who suspects there's more going on than meets the paralyzed eye. His proposed solution is not taken seriously, and the man is being wheeled out at the end, where he will die at home. Or will he? It's up to Cuddy to save the day for a change. But will she? See it for yourself. The ever-radiant Kathleen (EVENT HORIZON) Quinlan guest-stars as the beleaguered man's dutiful wife. I would prefer to say nothing more about this episode, but IMDb is pestering me for more lines. I will say Quinlan, who is the real focus of this episode, is still a stunner after over 25 years of movie-making. Film buffs will remember her for her star turn in an episode of the otherwise mediocre TWILIGHT ZONE -- The MOVIE.

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5 September 2006 (USA) See more »

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