House (2004–2012)
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Broken 

House fights his doctors, the staff and his fellow patients when he's forced to stay in the psychiatric hospital under threat of permanently losing his medical license.

Director:

Katie Jacobs

Writers:

David Shore (created by), Russel Friend | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Laurie ... Dr. Gregory House
Robert Sean Leonard ... Dr. James Wilson
Franka Potente ... Lydia
Lin-Manuel Miranda ... Juan 'Alvie' Alvarez
Megan Dodds ... Dr. Beasley
Derek Richardson ... Freedom Master / Steve
Curtis Armstrong ... Richter
Andrew Leeds ... Dr. Medina (as Andrew Harrison Leeds)
Angela Bettis ... Susan
Jack Plotnick ... Hal Connor
Artemis Pebdani ... Diane
Alex Désert ... Jay-Bird
Kim Rhodes ... Woman at Fundraiser
Andre Braugher ... Dr. Darryl Nolan
Dale E. Turner ... Duane 'Stomp' Milbrett
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Storyline

House begins a detox program at Mayfield Psychiatric Hospital to get the Vicodin out of his system in an attempt to control his hallucinations. House plans to leave the treatment facility once he is clean, but he is strong-armed into staying by his attending physician, Dr. Darryl Nolan. Dr. Nolan agrees to write a recommendation to reinstate House's medical license only if House agrees to further treatment. When House is moved to a new ward in the hospital, he develops a close relationship with his new roommate, Alvie, and Lydia, a frequent visitor who helps House bend the rules. House asks Alvie to help him uncover incriminating information about Dr. Nolan that would allow him to blackmail his way out of the treatment center and convinces Lydia to loan him her car to sneak out a delusional patient in an attempt by House to undermine Dr. Nolan's course of treatment. But when devastating events ensue, House is humbled into reluctantly accepting help. Written by Fox Publicity

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Broken See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This episode was written to closely resemble the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975) with Jack Nicolson. See more »

Goofs

House and Alvie stage a fight in order to get a pill of Haldol to trade with Hal for a phone call. In an emergency situation (such as a fight) Haldol would be administered by injection, as a pill would take minutes to absorb. See more »

Quotes

Juan 'Alvie' Alvarez: They broke you!
Dr. Gregory House: They didn't break me. I am broken. Now stop worshipping me and go worry about your own loser life.
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Connections

References Annie Hall (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

I Love Paris
(uncredited)
Music by Cole Porter
Lyrics by Cole Porter
Played by the jazz combo at the cocktail party.
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kind of perfect
21 January 2018 | by simoudariSee all my reviews

Its my first review and i find this episode realy amazing. the whole 5 season worth watching to make it through this episode enjoy !


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