House (2004–2012)
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Can House save a high powered female executive from the same problem that has left him in constant pain? A new head of the hospital board could cause problems. Clinic cases: A boy and his mute dad.


Randy Zisk


David Shore (created by), Lawrence Kaplow


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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
Sarah Clarke ... Carly Forlano
Sunny Mabrey ... Jenny
Vivian Bang ... Robin
Andrew Borba ... Mr. van der Meer
Ron Perkins ... Dr. Ron Simpson
Chi McBride ... Edward Vogler
Dar Dixon ... Don
Joshua Miller Joshua Miller ... Ricky
David Joyner ... Cardiac Surgeon #2


A $100 million dollar donation brings along a new Chairman of the Board to the hospital, with both Cuddy and Wilson seeing a clash coming against House. Meanwhile, as Cameron exercises newly acquired manipulation skills on her colleagues, House and team take a look at a high-ranking business woman experiencing a severe leg pain. In the clinic, House meets a man rendered mute from knee surgery, who sued the hospital successfully. Both may be cured, but somewhat surreptitiously. Written by statmanjeff

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Drama | Mystery


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15 March 2005 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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The unnamed character listed as "Cardiac Surgeon #2" in the credits was played by David Joyner, an actor that achieved worldwide fame playing none other than Barney the Dinosaur on PBS. See more »


Once given, Vogler's money would have been considered the asset of the hospital. While they could make him Chairman of the Board, as a charitable or educational organization, he could not cancel the gift because the board did not do everything his way. See more »


Dr. Wilson: How do you know she needs a heart transplant?
Dr. Gregory House: I got my aura read today. It said someone close to me had a broken heart.
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References The Shining (1980) See more »


Hava Nagila
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Performed by The Klezmer Fiesta
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Dual plots that add something
26 March 2006 | by xredgarnetxSee all my reviews

House treats a Type A business executive -- worse yet, a female -- whose leg has suddenly gone numb, and the hospital gets a new boss, a pushy, bottom-line multimillionaire who immediately targets House's department for removal. Chi McBride plays the new boss in truly menacing fashion. Meanwhile, the female executive must deal with a lot worse than a numb leg before the finale, and House gets himself in a major heap of trouble by withholding crucial data from his boss, Cuddy, about the female executive, in order to get her on a transplant list. The new boss strongly resembles the Kingpin from DAREDEVIL, and makes a great foil for House to play against in this and upcoming episodes. Cuddy is caught in the crossfire, and Lisa Edelstein gets to do some superior acting as she seeks to defend House and her own position from the tyrannical McBride.

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