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About House, M.D.

House, also known as House, M.D., was a critically-acclaimed American medical drama television series created by David Shore and executively produced by film director Bryan Singer. The Emmy and Peabody award-winning medical drama debuted on the FOX Network on November 16, 2004, and aired its last episode on May 21, 2012.

For eight years the show brought in people from around the globe, bringing intrigue and mystery in the form of unusual medical cases in a vein reminiscent of the mysteries solved by Sherlock Holmes. Furthermore, these cases were the catalyst for the discussion of philosophical and ethical issues and decisions, a lot of which were not left with a clear victor, but all of which revealed more and more of the character of each of the different doctors that comprised the team each year. In the end, while the team didn't completely understand (or appreciate) House's methods fully, the show gives a final hurrah as each of the members walks away with something they realize was the right thing to do after all. Although the mantra "Everybody Lies" is proven over and over again, the concept that "people never change, they only come up with better lies" is tested up until the last moments as the characters (and the show) drive off into an adventure left to the imagination.

Everything is challenged, nothing is sacred, and the most profound revelations of life can be found within the 172 hours of television given over the course of the eight seasons of pill-popping, dripping sarcasm, dark humor, and intelligent storytelling ever to grace the small screen of the living room (or large screen, if that may be the case, but then...everybody lies). This wiki is intended for your perusal to catch up, read, make new or more complete connections on various subject matter, or perhaps relive the funny if outrageous times given to us by actor Hugh Laurie and company.

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Need to Know
Need to Know

Need to Know is a second season episode of House which first aired on February 7, 2006. A women with muscle spasms comes to the hospital. As the team looks into the patient‘s life, the only diagnosis that makes sense is one the patient insists on denying. Meanwhile, Wilson wants House and Stacy to confront their feelings for each other, Cameron refuses to get the results of her HIV test and House is no longer under the supervision of Foreman.

Like the previous episode, Failure to Communicate, this episode examines communication and knowledge, largely in the context of trying to avoid unpleasant truths.

In the first instance, we have the patient, Margo Dalton, who is afraid to let her husband know that she doesn't think she wants to have another child. She goes as far as to ruin her health to avoid not confrontation, but putting him in the position of responding to her needs. As a result, she must withhold information from everyone.

Next, we have Cameron, who needs a straightforward test to let her know if she has contracted AIDS from a patient. As a doctor, it must be clear to her that if she has contracted it, treatment will be possible. However, she instead opts to avoid the test.

Finally, we have the love triangle between Stacy, her husband Mark and House. We already know that communication between Stacy and Mark has been reduced to fighting over post office procedures, and that the forced communication between Stacy and House while they killed time in Baltimore has made both of them realize that breaking up may not have been the best idea. However, as much as Stacy wants to be with House, she is reluctant to tell Mark that he was right about her feelings for House all along. Meanwhile, Wilson and Cuddy attempt to both head off the coming storm and to prepare themselves in the event it arrives.

In the background, Eric Foreman, who is still ostensibly House's superior, realizes that his status as a lame duck puts him in no position to stand in House's way.

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A busy mother and businesswoman starts flailing just after starting her car and drives it through the back of her garage.

Meanwhile, House has, out of all character, come in early with a pressed shirt. Wilson deduces that House came on to Stacy while they were away on business and wants to talk about it, but Cameron comes by and House ignores Wilson. He asks her about her HIV test but Cameron wants to tell him about the new patient.

The team is discussing the patient, who is flailing her arms and twitching. The team suspects the auto accident was the cause, but the flailing clearly started before the accident. The patient is on fertility treatment and the team suspects that might be a cause too. House orders a thorough pregnancy test along with the other tests. Foreman is still nominally in charge, but gives in to House’s treatment plan. ....

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House: "Is this hell? An eternity of people trying to convince me to live?"
Cameron: "Who says I'm here to convince you to live?"
―Cameron's hallucination appears in Everybody Dies
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