Season 1, Ep 13, Aired
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  • Episode Description
  • A 12-year-old boy believes he's cursed after a Ouija board tells him he's going to die, and his father makes increasing demands on House as they try to diagnose the boy's pneumonia-like symptoms and incongruous rash. Meanwhile, Chase's estranged father, a renowned doctor from Australia, visits and House invites him to sit in, much to Chase's discomfort. When House diagnoses the boy's illness, the young patient is forced to face the idea that his father may not be everything he believes.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lisa Edelstein

    Dr. Lisa Cuddy

  • Omar Epps

    Dr. Eric Foreman

  • Hugh Laurie

    Dr. Gregory House

  • Robert Sean Leonard

    Dr. James Wilson

  • Jesse Spencer

    Dr. Robert Chase

  • Fan Reviews (13)
  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, Jun 05, 2010

  • WOW!!! Awesome...

    By marchella, Feb 25, 2006

  • This is the first episode that i have ever seen. Naturally i have a "thing" for this one.

    By Mr_Jaminson, May 13, 2006

  • Totaly Entertaining.

    By AvadaKedavra02, May 26, 2006

  • This week\'s theme.. Love!

    By Stijbeta, Jun 03, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • Dr. Chase: I was 15 years old when you walked out. Now you’re walking back in? Rowan: I left your mother. I didn’t leave you. Dr. Chase: (near tears) Mum was living on gin and tonics, how was I supposed to take care of her? Rowan: She wasn’t your responsibility. Dr. Chase: I know! She was yours.

    • House: Oh, you never run out of that blonde thingy you were chatting up. Dr. Wilson: She's the hospital accountant! We were going over billing procedures! House: Double-entry bookkeeping?!

    • House: (talking to a Vicodin pill) There you are. Were you scared? It's okay, you're home now. (swallows it)

    • Dr. Wilson: On the other hand, there is the 'do unto others' thingy? House: Then I should definitely tell him. I'd want to know. Dr. Wilson: You want to know everything. There's also the ‘keeping your promises' thingy. House: You never run out of thingies.

    • Dr. Wilson: Oh, this is where I give you advice and pretend you're going to listen to it. I like this part. Did Rowan ask you not to tell? House: I promised I wouldn't. My fingers were crossed, so I'm wide open. Dr. Wilson: I was wrong – this is the musing out loud part. Do I actually need to be here?

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    Trivia (4)

    • When the older Dr. Chase concludes that it must be an autoimmune disease they give Gabe a new medication to treat it. There is no reason for them to do this, since he is already on methotrexate which is used to treat autoimmune diseases.

    • When talking to Wilson about Chase House says that he is 26 years old and that his parents have been divorced for 15 years. Later when Chase is talking with his father, he says that his father left him and his mom when he was 15 years old. So if his father left 15 years ago this make Chase 30 years old now and not 26.

    • In the pilot House said that he hired Chase because his father called but when House met his father, it was like they are meeting for the first time. Even if they only spoke on the phone, you would think House would recognize his voice.

    • Patrick Buchau inadvertently refers to Dr. Wilson as "Dr. Watson" when talking to House about why he's visiting. This is due to the ongoing comparisons of House to Sherlock Holmes. Dr. Watson is Holmes sidekick much like Wilson is to House.

    Allusions (1)

    • Tommy: He was a Navy test pilot. Real Top Gun stuff. This references the movie Top Gun, where Tom Cruise plays a hot shot pilot.

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