House (2004–2012)
3 user 1 critic


When Alice, the author of a popular children's book series, inexplicably suffers from a seizure moments before an attempt to take her own life, the Princeton Plansboro team faces the ... See full summary »


Greg Yaitanes


David Shore (created by), John C. Kelley




Episode cast overview:
Hugh Laurie ... Dr. Gregory House
Lisa Edelstein ... Dr. Lisa Cuddy
Omar Epps ... Dr. Eric Foreman
Robert Sean Leonard ... Dr. James Wilson
Peter Jacobson ... Dr. Chris Taub
Jesse Spencer ... Dr. Robert Chase
Olivia Wilde ... Dr. Remy 'Thirteen' Hadley (credit only)
Cynthia Watros ... Sam Carr
Seidy Lopez ... Christina
John Bain ... Jack
Amy Irving ... Alice Tanner
Todd Bosley ... Go-Cart Attendant
Rosalie Vega Rosalie Vega ... Nurse Yvette
Allison Ochmanek Allison Ochmanek ... Very Hot Woman
Bobbin Bergstrom ... Nurse


When Alice, the author of a popular children's book series, inexplicably suffers from a seizure moments before an attempt to take her own life, the Princeton Plansboro team faces the challenges of evaluating both her underlying medical conditions, as well as her unstable psychological state. Unable to diagnose Alice, House becomes particularly motivated, as he's a fan of her books, and is convinced that the key to unlocking the mysteries of Alice's condition lies in the pages of her most recent novel. Meanwhile, House takes Cuddy on a double date with Wilson and his girlfriend, Sam, and makes a discovery that proves that life imitates art as the couple continues to make compromises in order to make their relationship work. Written by Fox Publicity

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Drama | Mystery


TV-14 | See all certifications »






Release Date:

4 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


During the go-cart race Hugh Laurie does his Dr Cockroach laugh from Monsters vs. Aliens (2009). See more »


Dr. Gregory House: [Holding a syringe] We can't find your tumor in time without your cooperation. So I'm giving you a choice. Give us a chance to make you better, or stick this anywhere and push.
Alice: Why do you care about me? You think you know me because you read my books?
Dr. Gregory House: No. I know pain. You think you can handle it, and then one day you can't. And when that happens, you either find reasons to go on, or you don't.
Alice: I'm... I'm all out of reasons.
Dr. Gregory House: Now, when you're pain free, you're gonna want to live and start writing ...
See more »


References Misery (1990) See more »


Silver Surfer, Ghost Rider Go!!!
Performed by Anders Trentemøller
Plays at the go-cart arena
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A respite from the freefall
2 November 2018 | by aspectacleofmyselfSee all my reviews

House was in free fall by the time this episode aired. Thankfully, that very fine actress Amy Irving briefly stabilizes with a bravura performance. Meanwhile, a recently castrated House and more self centred than usual Cuddy continue their ridiculous scorpion dance. I assumed full on normal crappiness will be resumed next week.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed