House (2004–2012)
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House struggles to find out why a pianist savant is losing his ability to play. Ultimately, a decision must be made as to how much brain is necessary for a normal quality of life.


Katie Jacobs


David Shore (created by), Lawrence Kaplow

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Episode cast overview:
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
Dave Matthews ... Patrick Obyedkov
Kurtwood Smith ... Dr. Obyedkov
Ingrid Sanai Buron ... Nurse Bev
Kendra Cover ... Patient
Scott Weintraub Scott Weintraub ... Stage Manager
Tyler Patton ... Neurosurgeon
Bobbin Bergstrom ... Nurse


Musical savant Patrick Obyedkov ends up at Princeton-Plainsboro care after he suffers muscle spasms in his left hand during a piano concert. House learns that Patrick was in a terrible bus accident at age 10, which resulted in severe brain damage - and a sudden, inexplicable ability to play the piano perfectly despite having had no musical training. House and his team race to find the cause of Patrick's rare movement disorder and bleeding problems in time to save the savant's life. Meanwhile, Cuddy suspects that House has applied for a job with another hospital in Massachussetts, only to learn that he was really applying to be a patient in a clinical trial studying brain cancer. Written by elizabethbennet135

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Drama | Mystery


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6 March 2007 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Kurtwood Smith, who plays the father of Dave Matthews' character, previously played Robert Sean Leonard's (Dr James Wilson) father in Dead Poets Society (1989), in which he wanted his son to become a doctor. See more »


While discussing the initial patient's diagnosis with the rest of his team in his office, House is eating a bagel that begins as sesame when removed from the bag, is plain when he takes a bite, and is sesame again as he chews it. See more »


Dr. Allison Cameron: [seeing an old photo of House] He's not smiling.
Dr. Robert Chase: I wonder if he has teeth.
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References Vertigo (1958) See more »


I Don't Like Mondays
Written by Bob Geldof
Performed by Hugh Laurie and Dave Matthews
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House and the piano genius
25 April 2008 | by julianeveSee all my reviews

House encounters a half-wit who is only that in everyday life. A bus accident has turned him into a musical genius when he was a kid. As House is trying to diagnose what is causing seizures and his losing the ability to play, his team and colleagues try to find out why House himself is planning on traveling to Boston. At first they assume it's for a job interview but they soon find out it's a much less nicer opportunity. Watch how his team cares for their bad*ass boss and how he tries to push everyone away again as each lackey tries to break through House's hard defense mechanisms. In the meanwhile, always a sucker for good music, House is moved endlessly by piano playing of Patrick, played by none other than Dave Matthews. Brilliantly, may I add.

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