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House Episode: "Finding Judas"

Season 3, Episode 9
Episode Synopsis: No sooner does a 6-year-old in abdominal agony arrive at the hospital than her divorced parents begin sniping at each other. Meanwhile, Cuddy has restricted House's access to Vicodin, and his increased pain level makes him more difficult to deal with than usual. And Tritter (David Morse) interviews Foreman, Chase and Cameron individually, taking strikingly different approaches with each of them.
Original Air Date: Nov 28, 2006
Guest Cast Jordana Capra: Wealthy Wife Jodi Long: Judge Paula Cale: Edie Alyssa Shafer: Alice Christopher Gartin: Rob Bobbin Bergstrom: Nurse
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Season 3, Episode 9
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Length: 43:44
Aired: 11/28/2006
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November 28, 2006: Finding Judas Season 3, Episode 9

Six-year-old Alice ( Alyssa Shafer) develops gallstones and then a nasty rash that defies any medical explanation that the team can discover. On the brink of an arm- and leg-amputation, Chase makes the diagnosis that Alice is allergic to light - only to get a right hook to the nose from a cranky House. So now our drug-addled hero is attacking his staff. What does this mean? House is no longer a functioning addict. He couldn't even make the diagnosis. Granted, he is technically undergoing withdrawal. But with Chase figuring things out, House has lost the one thing he had going for him and the one thing that allowed everyone else to overlook his problem. When I first started watching this show, I found the idea of a drug-addicted doctor somewhat disturbing. As time passed, House's sarcastic wit and implied genius made his habit less menacing - endearing, even. Like the doctors closest to him at Princeton-Plainsboro Hospital, we viewers have all become enablers of House's addiction. While sympathy may be good, blinders are not. Cuddy's blinders have the deepest tint, so it is almost poetic justice that House hurt her the most when he declared her unfit to parent a child. Cuddy knows House is an addict. She rails against it, yet she continues to feed his habit. Perhaps this is her passive-aggressive payback for House consistently showing up her medical acumen and questioning her womanly appeal. She may be a better administrator than a doctor, but at least she's not a drug addict. Tritter's methods are more direct and, though I don't enjoy them, at least he's confronting the problem. He is truly committed. I spent my week off relaxing. Tritter spent his week lurking in the hospital's archives and pressuring House's colleagues financially and emotionally. Like any good stalker, his patience paid off. With Chase on the verge of cracking, Wilson stepped up to end Tritter's campaign. I doubt that House will end up in the hot seat. And if he is punished, I doubt he will take his discipline to heart; but maybe he will kick the habit. show less
Six-year-old Alice (Alyssa Shafer) develops gallstones and then a nasty rash that defies any medical explanation that the team can discover. On the brink of an arm- and leg-amputation, Chase makes the diagnosis that Alice is allergic to light — only to get a right hook to the nose from a cranky House. So now our drug-addled hero is attacking his staff. What does this mean? House is no longer a functioning addict. He couldn't even make the diagnosis. Granted, he is technically undergoing withdrawal. But with Chase figuring things out, House has lost the one thing he had going for him and the one thing that allowed everyone else to overlook his problem.When I first started watching this show, I found the idea of a drug-addicted doctor somewhat disturbing. As time passed, House's sarcastic wit and implied genius made his habit less menacing — endearing, even. Like the doctors closest to him at Princeton-Plainsboro Hospital, we viewers have all become enablers of House's addi... read more

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Premiered: November 16, 2004, on FOX
Rating: TV-14
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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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