House (2004–2012)
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A high school boy has hallucinations and collapses during an exam. When he does not respond to treatments, and the normal tests are negative, Foreman presents the case to House. Clinic Cases: A happy old lady.


Guy Ferland


David Shore (created by), Matt Witten


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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
Roxanne Hart ... Margo Davis
John Patrick Amedori ... Matt Davis
Kurt Fuller ... Mark Adams
Andy Milder ... Bus Driver
McNally Sagal ... Mrs. Miller
Shirley Knight ... Georgia Adams
Jim Lau ... Chou-Young Ling
Linda Wang ... Jen Ling
Molly Mankiewicz Molly Mankiewicz ... Amy


Schoolboy Matt Davis collapses during an exam with serious poisoning symptoms. House immediately supposes drugs or a 'substitute', but proud mother Margo Davis won't consider either theory. It takes all House's cynicism to make Matt's very protective mother consent to therapy for an insecticide Matt presumably sprayed - but when Chi Ling arrives with the same symptoms, whose only connection with Matt was in riding the same school bus, the toxic insecticide trail runs dead, and the pressure's on to save these two dying, comatose boys. Meanwhile, octogenarian Georgia Adams is brought in by her son for mental symptoms to which he can barely believe the 60-year-old cause. Written by KGF Vissers/revised by statmanjeff

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Drama | Mystery


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English | Chinese

Release Date:

25 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Poison See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kurt Fuller and Shirley Knight appeared on Desperate Housewives together in the second season of the show See more »


When Margo is alone with Matt, and Matt starts to spasm, she is wearing glasses. The next shot shows her outside the room calling a nurse, without glasses. When she is in the room again, the glasses are back on. See more »


Dr. Gregory House: I assume "minimal at best" is your stiff-upper-lip British way of saying "no chance in hell."
Dr. Robert Chase: I'm Australian.
Dr. Gregory House: You put the Queen on your money. You're British.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Oh, they're just the arrogant jerks that saved your life.
6 September 2008 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

Roxanne Hart (License to Wed, Art School Confidential) is an overbearing mother that complicates the treatment of her son who passed out while taking a test.

The diagnoses are difficult until they find the clue to what was wrong, and she is questioning everything and refusing to allow treatment until she checks with the CDC. Chicanery and bluntness are the norm in this interesting case.

Foreman (Omar Epps) seems to be becoming more like House every day.

Along with the main case, House is treating a woman who is 79 years old and having sexual fantasies. The problem is solved quickly, and should be a warning to everyone who has unprotected sex - even if it was 60 years ago.

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