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House Episode: "Insensitive"

Season 3, Episode 14
Episode Synopsis: A 16-year-old car-crash victim is insensitive to pain. She's also very headstrong, and concerned about her mother, who was injured more seriously in the crash. Perhaps not surprisingly, House takes a particular interest in the girl. He also takes an interest in Cuddy's date with a man she met online and keeps finding ways to interrupt it. And Foreman's girlfriend, Nurse Wendy, has a Valentine's Day getaway planned for the two of them.
Original Air Date: Feb 13, 2007
Guest Cast Josh Stamberg: Bobby Herrick Jenny Robertson: Abby Ruth Silveira: Surgeon Mika Boorem: Hannah Kimberly Quinn: Nurse Wendy Bagby
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Season 3, Episode 14
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Length: 43:54
Aired: 2/13/2007
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February 13, 2007: Insensitive Season 3, Episode 14

What do you get when you put a man who's in constant pain with a girl who can't feel any? A great episode. It's only natural that House would be drawn to Mika Boorem's Hannah, a teenage girl who suffers from an insensitivity to pain. To House, she is like the Holy Grail - a thing of unattainable beauty and not just because she's a cute blonde but because within her lies a potential cure from constant agony. If only his conscience, also known as Wilson, would let him biopsy Hannah's spinal nerves so that he can grow his own set of pain-free ones. This is why we have Wilson, to keep House from going over the edge.... Although squaring off with Hannah to see whose condition is worse is a bit much. House seemed to win by virtue of having been shot, but I say that Hannah's having to perform daily self-inspections to see that she hasn't scratched off her corneas in her sleep trumps House's bullet wound. Having a 25-foot tapeworm living inside you is a close second. And thanks to the producers for yet another stunning visual of House groping around in someone's insides. Hannah's being wide awake on the table for that wasn't at all creepy or anything. I realized tonight that I really enjoy the House one-on-one scenes. I'm talking about those times when it's just Laurie and another cast member on screen. Epps and Laurie work so well off each other that it's always fun to watch him with Foreman. Maybe it's because their characters are so much alike. Or maybe it's because Foreman can give as good as he gets. With Wilson, it's witty banter. ("He has 11 fingers?" "How do you not notice that?") And with Cuddy? Well, with her it's a whole other thing. "Do you like me, House?" With those five words, jaws dropped across America. I know I sure didn't expect the tension to be addressed by Cuddy, but I'm glad she put it out there. For once House was speechless, which means there was no denial; his claiming to be an evil bastard doesn't count. In another three weeks (don't yell at me, talk to Fox programming), we'll see where this goes. I'm guessing it will lead to a "Will you be my baby daddy?" story line. We'll see. Given that this was the Valentine's episode you'd expect some romance, but then you remember that this is House. And while there was a lot of coupling happening, most of it was bittersweet. Foreman and Nurse Wendy ( Kimberly Quinn), remember her? They broke up. Cuddy had a blind date that turned into an overnight guest and then he dumped her. Cameron, after a heart-to-heart with Foreman about commitment, abandoned her notions of romantic love and solicited Chase for coitus - she was almost that clinical with her invitation. Wilson learned that a nurse he had his eye on used to be a he. Overall, Cupid did the doctors of Princeton-Plainsboro wrong this year, but I'll forgive him because the episode was that good. Little things: - Chase is starting to grow on me. I loved how he acknowledged that no one ever says no to House. - Foreman's distance from emotional attachment... very House-like. Another reason I see him as the top dog of the three underlings and the heir apparent. - No pill-popping this week. - Wilson: Loved his "Is it possible for you to just watch me eat?" line. - Hannah: Great performance by Mika, who made me believe she really felt no pain. Now you tell me: Cuddy-House, love it or hate it? Cameron-Chase, love it or hate it? show less
What do you get when you put a man who's in constant pain with a girl who can't feel any? A great episode. It's only natural that House would be drawn to Mika Boorem's Hannah, a teenage girl who suffers from an insensitivity to pain. To House, she is like the Holy Grail — a thing of unattainable beauty and not just because she's a cute blonde but because within her lies a potential cure from constant agony. If only his conscience, also known as Wilson, would let him biopsy Hannah's spinal nerves so that he can grow his own set of pain-free ones. This is why we have Wilson, to keep House from going over the edge.... Although squaring off with Hannah to see whose condition is worse is a bit much. House seemed to win by virtue of having been shot, but I say that Hannah's having to perform daily self-inspections to see that she hasn't scratched off her corneas in her sleep trumps House's bullet wound. Having a 25-foot tapeworm living inside you is a close second. And thanks to the ... read more

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