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.

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Deran Sarafian

Writers:

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

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 ... Nurse
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Storyline

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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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2006 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Carter Jenkins, who plays Mark McNeil, also starred in Famous in Love (2017) with Bella Thorne. Her younger brother, Remy Thorne, appears in this episode. See more »

Goofs

A single shot of cortisol would not cause such a dramatic improvement in such a small amount of time. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Allison Cameron: You want us to dissect eight years of medical history with grunting in the differential?
Dr. Gregory House: Sounds good. Call me when you're done.
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Connections

References Vertigo (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

You Can't Always Get What You Want
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
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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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