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Occam's Razor 

A college boy whose low blood pressure does not respond with IV fluids piques House's curiosity. Clinic Cases: A woman who had a cold last week, man with a sore throat, woman whose leg hurts after running 6 miles, a boy and his MP3 Player.

Director:

Bryan Singer

Writers:

David Shore (created by), David Shore
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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
Kevin Zegers ... Brandon Merrell
Alexis Thorpe ... Mindy
Faith Prince ... Becky Merrell
Lauren Cohn ... Jodi Matthews
Marco Pelaez Marco Pelaez ... Hospital Pharmacist
Jason Stuart ... Adam Brown
Ben Campbell Ben Campbell ... Jerry Morris
John Kelly ... Robert Merrell
Joshua Wolf Coleman ... Suburban Pharmacist
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Storyline

Student Brandon Merrell (22) is rushed to ER with seven symptoms. His college girlfriend Mindy fears she caused it by excessively passionate sex. No one syndrome fits all seven, so House postulates the improbable 10,000,000 to one occurrence of two simultaneous rare diseases, each explaining half, but tests not only disprove the theory, the treatments make him much sicker. The poor boy ends up in terrifying total isolation undergoing an agonizing biopsy. House now guesses his original symptom, a mere cough, was accidentally mistreated with gout medicine which caused the other six, but the pill theory hunt proves frustrating, and there is more to discover. Written by KGF Vissers/edited by statmanjeff

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girlfriend | gout | cough | clinic | pill | See All (47) »

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Occam's Razor See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

On the coffee machine in the team's bullpen, the inscription reads "Good Coffee - cheaper than Prozac". See more »

Goofs

At the end of the episode, House seems to have found the gout medicine that resembles the cough medicine: small yellow round pills without an L printed on one side. The patient states his original "cough" medicine did not have the letter on them. The ones with the L on one side though are actually low-dose (81mg) aspirin pills. See more »

Quotes

Dr. James Wilson: That smugness of yours really is an attractive quality.
Dr. Gregory House: Thank you. It was either that or get my hair highlighted. Smugness is easier to maintain.
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Connections

Features Metroid: Zero Mission (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

No Shirt, No Beer
(uncredited)
Written by Wayne Jones and David Feldstein
Performed by David Feldstein
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excellent loved it so much.tried to explain it in words.
9 April 2017 | by sbkosamiyaSee all my reviews

loved the way the mystery goes, the way it was presented, the cinematic experience, all the characters,involvement in last 15 minutes was really exciting,after all House is House, !!Occam's razor said that simplest explanation is the always true then the complex.yet this one is the rarest case.


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