Season 1 Episode 13


Aired Monday 9:00 PM Unknown on FOX
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Episode Summary

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

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the show house a kid comes in being admmitting becasue he has a rash and other sytomes and he thinks he is cured from a board game that told him he was going to die . and in this ep chases father comes and wants to talk to him and house to sit in also the kid is still suffering but also may have to deal with his supposive father may not be the guy he thinks he is this was a good ep i thought and it was a good story and that is why i gave it a 9moreless
  • WOW!!! Awesome...

    This was an amazing episode. I loved the part where Dr. Chase had to jump out the window of the old house because there were police outside. I thought it was hysterical. I also love Ouji boards, so that was pretty cool too. But it was kind of obvious that the older boys were moving it.

    It was still a great episode though. I loved House's reactions, as usual. I have watched this one 5 times, and I'm still not sick of it!!!moreless
  • This is the first episode that i have ever seen. Naturally i have a "thing" for this one.

    This literally is the reason why i watch the series. I have heard very few things about this show at this point in time. Then i was bored and i decided to watch some TV and this happened to be on. I happened to tune in when one of the symptoms were occuring so i was instantly interested. I thought this was a movie at first, in fact.

    But this is why i love this episode, on top of it being great.

    The opening scene was a little different than usual, kind of had its own background story.The symptoms were fairly cool, especially the blisters or what ever they were on Gabe's back. It is always good when there are family troubles occuring at the beginning of an episode and then they are relatively fine with each other that the end.

    Medical Problem: Leprosy

    Rating: 9.6/10moreless
  • Totaly Entertaining.

    Amazing episode. House's sarcasm just gets better and better. Staying in India only has a drawback that I got to see this episode on 25/05/2006. But better late than never. The chemistry between House and Wilson is amazing. Though they are poles apart one just expects them to be best friends. I can't wait for the episode where he moves in with House. Its still confusing why it took so long for them to diagnose that its leprosy. It got a bit emotional in the end to see that Chase will never see his father again.moreless
  • This week\'s theme.. Love!

    This episode is all about love. Love is everywhere, love is in the air!

    Lets make a little list of all the love, and discuss.

    We see Dr. Wilson discussing bookkeeping with a blonde girl from accounting, atleast that\'s what I think he said. I don\'t remember, since both he and me were really just checking out the blonde female.

    Then there\'s Chase and his father, not much love going on there, but when we see the little boy speaking the touching line, \"I don\'t love my father!\" and Chase teaches him about a father/son relationship, we can realize that Chase actually does love his father (like he said), but is just being a bitter, little snob.

    Ohhohh, and House asking Allison on a date. Except, without the \'date\' part. He actually does love his co-workers in a friendly way, and in his constant subliminal strife for becoming a better human he wants to take one of his \'friends\' (They just see him as their boss, it seems.) on a little adventure. Yet everyone seems to be to busy with some boring medical speech they have to attend to. Which they really don\'t, but they just need an excuse to avoid House.

    Poor House. :(

    House needs love, give him love? Yes.moreless
Lisa Edelstein

Lisa Edelstein

Dr. Lisa Cuddy

Omar Epps

Omar Epps

Dr. Eric Foreman

Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

Dr. Gregory House

Robert Sean Leonard

Robert Sean Leonard

Dr. James Wilson

Jesse Spencer

Jesse Spencer

Dr. Robert Chase

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison

Dr. Allison Cameron

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • 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.

  • 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?

    • Gabe: Who are you?
      House: The little ones call me "Uncle Greg".

    • Dr. Cameron: You know, parents are never as bad as their kids think.
      Dr. Chase: You like him so much, ask him out.

    • House: Are you saying that for the chance of a beautiful family moment, or is there some medicine involved?
      Rowan Chase: It fits better.
      House: Too bad. I was hoping for the other reason. I was going to go get my camera.

    • Dr. Chase: How would you feel if I interfered in your personal life?
      House: I'd hate it. That's why I cleverly don't have a personal life.

    • Older Patient: Hey, my fingers are numb!
      House: Your watch is on too tight.

    • Jeffrey: Are you being funny?
      House: Apparently not.

    • Jeffrey: What now – throw everything at the wall and see what sticks?
      Dr. Chase: Works for spaghetti.

    • Dr. Wilson: Even I don't like you.
      House: You know, words can hurt.

    • House: You're Chase's dad. It's hard to miss, with the big hug and how glad he was to see you.

    • House: A secret club? What's the secret – they're all morons?

  • NOTES (0)


    • 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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