House (2004–2012)
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The Dig 

The team treats a patient with a secret home life. Thirteen is released from prison. House enlists Thirteen to participate in a spud gun competition.


Matt Shakman


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

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Episode complete credited cast:
Hugh Laurie ... Dr. Gregory House
Lisa Edelstein ... Dr. Lisa Cuddy (credit only)
Omar Epps ... Dr. Eric Foreman
Robert Sean Leonard ... Dr. James Wilson (credit only)
Jesse Spencer ... Dr. Robert Chase
Peter Jacobson ... Dr. Chris Taub
Olivia Wilde ... Dr. Remy 'Thirteen' Hadley
Amber Tamblyn ... Martha M. Masters
Terry Maratos ... Brian
Justin Chon ... Harold Lam
Jennifer Crystal Foley ... Rachel Taub
Kimberlee Peterson ... Nina
Zena Grey ... Ruby
Bobbin Bergstrom ... Nurse


Thirteen has been in prison for the past six months, but the real mystery for House is what she did to get there. When she exits the prison, she is taken aback to find him waiting for her, and unaware he's got plans for the two of them for the next few days. As House probes Thirteen for more information about her crime, intent on solving the puzzle of her mysterious incarceration, they travel to an annual spud-gun competition and join forces to compete against House's much younger, overconfident rival, and along the journey uncover secrets and truths about each other. At the hospital, the team treats a science teacher suffering from severe respiratory illness, and when the team inspects the patient's house for clues to his illness, they immediately learn he's a hoarder. But upon a second visit to obtain more information, they uncover something in the many piles that shocks them. Also, Taub tries to get back into the dating scene, but winds up retreating to his old habits. Written by Fox Publicity

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

11 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


House: Hey, Harriet the Spy. Referencing the 1964 children's novel by Louise Fitzhugh about 11-year-old Harriet M. Welsch, who spies on her friends. When they find out, they ostracize her and form their own Spy Catcher Club to find ways to get back at her. The novel was made into a movie in 1996. See more »


(at around 9 mins) Taub puts on gloves as he prepares to enter the patient's home, but in the next shot he is holding the gloves in his hand. See more »


Martha Masters: There has to be some kind of inciting psychological incident.
Dr. Robert Chase: This is perfect for you. You get all the human interaction you crave without any actual human interaction.
Martha Masters: She was a cheerleader. Hah.
Dr. Robert Chase: You know, when you're interested in something and nobody else is, the polite thing is to keep it to yourself.
Martha Masters: Popular, beautiful, gregarious.
Dr. Robert Chase: Hydrogen sulphide is about two parts per billion, the the size of healthy fart. I'll be back for you in July.
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References Harriet the Spy (1996) See more »

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