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It's a Wonderful Lie 

House is equally obsessed with a mother and daughter who don't lie, and using Christmas to create discord among the team members.

Director:

Matt Shakman

Writers:

David Shore (created by), Pam Davis (as Pamela Davis)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Laurie ... Dr. Gregory House
Lisa Edelstein ... Dr. Lisa Cuddy
Omar Epps ... Dr. Eric Foreman
Robert Sean Leonard ... Dr. James Wilson
Jennifer Morrison ... Dr. Allison Cameron
Jesse Spencer ... Dr. Robert Chase
Peter Jacobson ... Dr. Chris Taub
Kal Penn ... Dr. Lawrence Kutner
Olivia Wilde ... Thirteen
Liana Liberato ... Jane
Jennifer Hall ... Melanie
Anthony Starke ... Roger
Janel Moloney ... Maggie
Cheyenne Wilbur ... Minister
Scott Maguire Scott Maguire ... Bystander (as Scotty Maguire)
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Storyline

House and the team treat a woman who suffers from a sudden paralysis of the hands that causes an injury to her daughter while she's spotting her at an indoor rock-climbing wall. As House probes the woman and her injured daughter for any leads as to what might be causing her condition, House is convinced that the woman is withholding information. When the woman's daughter reveals some very descriptive details about her mother's personal life, House isn't so sure the woman hides anything about herself from the people around her, especially her daughter. As the team runs tests to find out what caused her paralysis, the woman loses her eyesight and her system begins to shut down, and House and the team are baffled as to whether it is the woman herself, or her own physiology that is lying to them. Meanwhile, House lets his team participate in a Secret Santa gift exchange, but he puts his own twist on the holiday tradition. Written by Blue, taken from the FOX website.

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 2008 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This episode was voted the "Worst TV Show of the Week" by the Parents Television Council the week of its airing because of House's sexual discussions with the patient's daughter, his method of proving his diagnosis, and his interactions with the clinic patient. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Taub is intubating the patient when her lymph nodes block her airway, he stands behind her and forgets to remove the pillow from under her neck, one needs to extend the neck to intubate. Also he holds the laryngoscope in the wrong way , the blade should face the leg of the patient. See more »

Quotes

[House is dismissing Wilson's attribution that a Christmas miracle has occurred]
Dr. Gregory House: Oh, don't ruin it. Don't pin this on Christ. He's got enough nails in him.
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Connections

References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
(uncredited)
Traditional
Performed by Roy Hargrove
Performed by Hugh Laurie
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