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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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Known Unknowns
Known Unknowns

Known Unknowns is a 6th season episode of House which first aired on November 9, 2009. After a wild night out, a teenage girl (guest star Annabelle Attanasio) is brought to Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital with severely swollen appendages. The team must work to diagnose the young girl, who is less than honest about what happened the night she fell ill. As her condition worsens, she becomes unable to distinguish fact from fiction and she starts to lose blood faster than the team can transfuse. Meanwhile, Wilson, Cuddy, and House spend a weekend away from the hospital to attend a medical conference, but things don't go as planned when House's private investigator, Lucas Douglas, returns. House confesses his feelings for Cuddy to Wilson who says that she is better off without House. Chase’s strange behavior after the death of Dibala leads Cameron to believe that Chase is having an affair.

This episode provides a lynchpin in the story arcs of Huddy and the relationship between Cameron and Chase. House appears to be ready to admit to both himself and Cuddy that not only is he interested in her, he has always been interested in her. Meanwhile, Cameron is sure her marriage to Chase is coming to a rapid end. She turns out to be right, but not for the reason she thought. Although neither story arc is resolved in this episode, the events of future episodes depend on the events in this one.

The theme of the episode, wrapped up in the title, is secrets and knowledge. In both the medical mystery and the soap opera, almost every character is hiding something, and every character has something revealed to them. For once, it appears that the only person who isn't interested in pursuing a policy of obfuscation is House himself. As his dreams come crashing down around him, he still has to find time to stop the self-destructive impulses of both the patient and Wilson.

It's nice to see the tables turned in this episode as Wilson takes the dangerous course and it's House who is put in the role of the possible enabler. In Role Model, House is given the chance to redeem himself in public at Wilson's urging, but Wilson turns to enabling House once again,nearly costing himself his career in the process. In Seasons 1 and 3, House was completely disinterested in how his pursuit of his own moral imperative was affecting Wilson's career, but now the tables are turned, House can seemingly think of nothing else but to save Wilson from himself.

On the patient's side, Jordan's lies are balanced by her BFF Phoebe, who, when she can, corrects her friend's unreliable narration of the previous night's events. However, when Phoebe finds herself unable to fill in the blanks, Cameron is more than willing to write her own narrative. However, Cameron's narrative is driven less by her native distrust of a comic book artist but more by projecting her belief that Chase is deep into an affair onto the artist.

In the end, it's Lucas Douglas, the master detective, who appears to have the right philosophy. He knew the truth would come out eventually and he couldn't understand Cuddy's reluctance to let House in on their relationship. He also turns out to be right about House being able to handle the reality of the situation. He, better than anyone, knows finding the truth is often just a matter of hard work, observation, and leaving one's preconceived notions of the truth behind.


While a young woman recalls her night with a rock band, her friends notice that her left ankle has swollen up. She suddenly notices her hands have swollen up too, and she collapses on the carpet.

House is complaining that Foreman has e-mailed him an x-ray that he can't read on his cell phone screen. Wilson reminds House that they are going to a medical conference that afternoon, but House doesn't want to go. Wilson reminds him that as a term of his release from Mayfield Psychiatric Hospital, they have to stay together. House tells him that he will tell Foreman he can't deal with the new patient, but he's not going anyway.

House arrives at the hospital where the team explains the patient has severe edema, seemingly because she has the joints of a much older woman. House figures she just has Rhabdo from trauma, she said she jumped off a fence into a pool. The rest of the team have other theories, but House insists. Chase agrees to perform the tests for all the suggested diagnoses.



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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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