House (2004–2012)
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Brave Heart 

A cop believes, he's genetically doomed to die of heart failure at 40 (next week), so he takes big risks at work, landing him with Cameron. She gets House to look at him.


Matt Shakman


David Shore (created by), Lawrence Kaplow




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
Jon Seda ... Donny
Alexandra Barreto ... Cheryl
Samuel Carman Samuel Carman ... Michael
Doug McKeon ... Priest
Taira Soo ... Anne Ayala
Jack Impellizzeri ... Brian
Sanjay Madhav ... Singh
Marcus Toji ... Dex
Samantha Colburn ... Marta


The team takes on the case of a reckless police detective who has a family history of sudden heart failure that killed his father, grandfather and great-grandfather all at age 40. Though House is not keen on diagnosing the patient without any detectable symptoms, the team, urged by Cameron, attempts to identify his condition so the detective can live without fear of dying young. Meanwhile, Chase is haunted by his actions in the Dibala case, and House confronts some ghosts of his own. Written by Fox Publicity

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Drama | Mystery


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The actor who plays Donny (Jon Seda) also plays a cop on Chicago Fire (2012) and Chicago P.D. (2014). His character is the brother of character Matt Casey's girlfriend. Casey is played by Jesse Spencer (Dr Chase). See more »


Foreman begins an autopsy by cutting through the chest using an electric circular bone saw. This saw will not cut through bare skin. It's actually rather similar to the saws used to cut casts. The saw basically uses friction to cut through bone, but it is pretty harmless to skin. The way to cut through skin is with a scalpel. See more »


Dr. Lisa Cuddy: Pretend time's been going on long enough.
Dr. Gregory House: I don't have a medical license. All I can do is pretend.
Dr. Lisa Cuddy: And I'm going to have payroll send over some pretend checks starting tomorrow.
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References Braveheart (1995) See more »


Set Me Free
Written by Ami Shalev & Yonatan Gat
Performed by Monotonix
Opening scene
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House hallucinating?
20 October 2009 | by ctomvelu1See all my reviews

A cop takes a bad fall while pursuing a suspect, and is convinced he will shortly die due to some undiagnosed congenital defect, like his dad and granddad before him. House is still staying with Wilson and begins to hear eerie voices. Is he regressing? Chase is feeling increasingly guilty about the Dibala death. It's a real mess. House gives the fatalistic cop a fake diagnosis and sends him on his way. This proves to be a very big mistake. Oh, and Amber is back! Can't keep a good actress down, I always say! House continues to sport a crew cut, which I guess we will just have to get used to. Foreman takes a backseat in this one, thank heavens!

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19 October 2009 (USA) See more »

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