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One thing you can say for Princeton Plainsboro: Understaffing is not an issue. Although House's hospital already has hired five new doctors to make the rounds this season, former ER M.D. Michael Michele has just been tapped to scrub in as well.

Now, before you go getting your stethoscope in a knot about your favorites being left to simmer on the back burner, you need to know that the knockout isn't coming in as a series regular. Well, at this point, anyway. What happens is, Doc Crankypants meets the CIA medicine woman when he's called to the agency to care for a patient. She wows him with her bedside manner, and wham, bam, thank-you-ma'am, he invites her to come work for him at PP.

So what do you think, people? Is Michele just what the doctor ordered? — Additional reporting by Ben Katner