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House Episode: "Cane & Able"

Season 3, Episode 2
Episode Synopsis: A 7-year-old boy plunges from his bedroom window after telling his parents (not for the first time) that aliens were after him. He also has unexplained bleeding and complains about a metal chip in his neck. Meanwhile, Cameron learns that Cuddy and Wilson are “trying to teach [House] some humility,” and the dour doc's leg pain has returned. It's not as bad as before the operation, but House fears that the ketamine isn't working. In any event, he's taking Vicodin again.
Original Air Date: Sep 12, 2006
Guest Cast Edward Edwards: Richard Sheryl Lee: Stephanie Bobbin Bergstrom: Nurse Skyler Gisondo: Clancy Johnny Sneed: Todd Stephanie Venditto: Nurse Brenda Previn
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Season 3, Episode 2
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Length: 43:50
Aired: 9/12/2006
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September 12, 2006: The Limping God Season 3, Episode 2

Years ago, my brother saw a movie that he's never forgotten and that he likes to remind me of every now and again. Though I can't remember the details, it involved a man whose unborn twin had grown into an angry talking boil on his neck. While at the zoo this past Labor Day, we observed a sick giraffe with an obvious growth on its neck. Once again, he reminded me of this classic film. It could be that the writer of tonight's episode is also a fan of this movie. Either way, it must have been on my mind because I jumped to the unborn-twin conclusion pretty early on and wondered why it took the fancy-shmancy doctors of Princeton-Plainsboro Hospital so long to figure it out. Maybe they were all too busy telling House that he was wrong. Of so, enough already. Yes, House can be wrong, but can we stop with the torturous whittling away of his confidence? At least Cuddy has been feeling guilty over hiding last week's truth from him but ? and I hesitate to say this ? thank goodness for Cameron's ethical backbone. This week, her insistence on telling the truth worked for House rather than against him. Moments after Cuddy spilled the beans to House about the cortisol, he solved his current case. It turns out that young Clancy's (Skyler Gisondo) problem was not alien abduction but his ingrown twin messing with his mind. Yes, it's gross but clearly not unheard of. I think there's a movie about it. This leads me to Chase. Now, I want to be open-minded and, you know, it's all well and good to believe in alien life forms, but keep that stuff out of my diagnosis. For my taste, Chase was way too willing to chalk up the titanium chip found in Clancy's neck to extraterrestrial implantation. However, he did redeem himself in the operating room with his expert handling of the flash cards. And believe me, when I say I'm not suggesting Chase was put on flash-card duty for a reason.... Cameron. Dear, sweet Cameron. Did she not resemble Lucy Lawless in her warrior-princess days, even for just a second? It's the hair. As for Wilson, I am bouncing all over the place with him. There's an element of jealousy in this best friendship that has me questioning Wilson's altruistic motives of saving House from himself. Last week I was mad at Wilson for lying to House. Then at the start of tonight's episode, as he made his case again to Cuddy, I was almost swayed... until his witchy side reappeared. Tossing a bottle of Vicodin to your addict BFF doesn't seem to be, what's the word, helpful. Even though we know House is already pill-popping, I loved him tossing the pills back in Wilson's face and then later calling Wilson on his manipulations. Though we knew it had to happen, it was painful to watch House retrieve his cane from the closet and move from denial to acceptance. The Ketamine treatment has worn off, and though things seem to be as they were, I'm not sure that we've got the same old doctor back in the House. show less
Years ago, my brother saw a movie that he's never forgotten and that he likes to remind me of every now and again. Though I can't remember the details, it involved a man whose unborn twin had grown into an angry talking boil on his neck. While at the zoo this past Labor Day, we observed a sick giraffe with an obvious growth on its neck. Once again, he reminded me of this classic film. It could be that the writer of tonight's episode is also a fan of this movie. Either way, it must have been on my mind because I jumped to the unborn-twin conclusion pretty early on and wondered why it took the fancy-shmancy doctors of Princeton-Plainsboro Hospital so long to figure it out. Maybe they were all too busy telling House that he was wrong. Of so, enough already. Yes, House can be wrong, but can we stop with the torturous whittling away of his confidence? At least Cuddy has been feeling guilty over hiding last week's truth from him but ? and I hesitate to say this ? thank goodness for Camero... read more

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Premise: He has little patience for patients, but misanthropic Gregory House is a brilliant diagnostician who probes life-and-death medical mysteries while 'CSI'-style graphics follow each disease's progression. 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer is one of the executive producers.

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