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House: Carrot or Stick

A drill instructor at a disciplinary camp is stricken with back and bladder pains. The team try to diagnose his condition and suspect that one of his charges poisoned him. However, they soon discover that the student is showing the same symptoms... and the two patients share a hidden connection.

Episode Info

Episode number: 7x10
Production Number: HOU-710
Airdate: Monday January 24th, 2011

Director: David Straiton
Writer: Liz Friedman

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Feb 17, 2011
NL (SBS 6) Aug 25, 2011

  • Currently 8.2/10
8.2/10 (31 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Amber Tamblyn
As Martha Masters
Nigel Gibbs
As Sanford Wells
Kayla Ewell
As Nika
Stella Maeve
As Kenzie
Sasha Roiz
As Driscoll
Tyler Williams
As Park Landon (as Tyler James Williams)
Rachel Melvin
As Winn Phillips

Co-Guest Stars
Kayla Colbert
As Rachel Cuddy
Rylie Colbert
As Rachel Cuddy
Bobbin Bergstrom
As Nurse
Kyle Fain
As MacDonald
Grace Rowe
As School Director
Melanie Cruz
As ER Doctor
Turner Dixon
As Delivery Guy
Main Cast
Hugh Laurie
As Dr. Gregory House
Lisa Edelstein
As Dr. Lisa Cuddy
Omar Epps
As Dr. Eric Foreman
Robert Sean Leonard
As Dr. James Wilson
Jesse Spencer
As Dr. Robert Chase
Peter Jacobson
As Dr. Christopher Taub


At a disciplinary training camp facility, Driscoll orders MacDonald and Park Landon to run the obstacle course. Landon hesitates and Driscoll continues to yell at him to complete the course. Landon tries to climb over a wall without success, falls, and cuts his head. As Driscoll tells him to get up, he suddenly complains of back pains and collapses to his knees. He begs for help but Landon walks away, leaving Driscoll lying in the rain...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Crowded HouseFalling Doveclosing scenes

Episode Quotes
Dr. Wilson: I am not giving you advice just so you can distort it to suit your own warped world view.
Dr. House: But it's been working so well.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Shore
Executive ProducerGreg Yaitanes  |  Hugh Laurie  |  Paul Attanasio  |  Katie Jacobs  |  David Shore  |  Bryan Singer  |  Thomas L. Moran  |  Garrett Lerner  |  Russel Friend
Co-Executive ProducerEli Attie  |  David Foster (1)  |  Liz Friedman  |  Gerrit Van Der Meer  |  Peter Blake (2)
Supervising ProducerJohn C. Kelley  |  Sara Hess  |  David Hoselton
ProducerLindsey Jaffin  |  Marcy G. Kaplan
Co-ProducerAllen Marshall Palmer  |  Seth Hoffman  |  Katherine Lingenfelter
Consulting ProducerLawrence Kaplow
Associate ProducerJulie Hrebec
Production DesignerNatalie Weinmann
EditorChris Brookshire
CastingStephanie Laffin  |  Amy Lippens
Unit Production ManagerGerrit Van Der Meer
First Assistant DirectorRobert Scott (2)
Second Assistant DirectorYuko Ogata
MusicJon Ehrlich  |  Jason Derlatka
Music EditorMichael Baber
Music SupervisorLynn Grossman  |  Gary Calamar
Costume DesignerCathy Crandall
Key GripLloyd Barcroft
Camera OperatorPaul C. Babin  |  Rob Carlson (3)
Set DecoratorAmy Wells
Location ManagerNancy Haecker
Transportation CoordinatorSteve De Leon
Property MasterMike Casey
Construction CoordinatorStephen Howard
Production Sound MixerVon Varga
Script SupervisorIra Hurvitz
Production CoordinatorJamie Feldman
Script CoordinatorDustin Paddock
Assistant EditorChad Mochrie
Supervising Sound EditorBrad North
Re-Recording MixerJoe DeAngelis
LeadmanKeith Sale
Director of PhotographyAnthony Gaudioz
Production SupervisorElisabeth James Rhee
Art DirectorJohn Goldsmith (2)
Post Production CoordinatorDaphne Raves
Costume SupervisorAmy Dodson
Main Title ThemeMassive Attack
Visual Effects SupervisorElan Soltes
Production AccountantJon Cohoe
Chief Lighting TechnicianMonty Woodard
Department Head HairMelvyn Stetson  |  Lori Rozman
ResearcherErica Spates
Casting AssociateJanelle Scuderi
Medical Technical AdvisorLisa Sanders  |  John Sotos  |  Harley Liker
Key HairstylistWendy Southard
Department Head Make-upMarianna Elias
Assistant To The Executive ProducerDavid Wong (3)  |  Lindsay Zappala  |  James S. Conway  |  Jessica Young (2)  |  Danny Weiss
Assistant Property MasterOliver Doering
Assistant AccountantBarbara Pullan
Department Head Special Makeup EffectsDalia Dokter
Video CoordinatorBernie Druckman
Publicity ManagerGeoffrey Colo
Video Graphic ArtistSimon Knights
Warning: House season 7 episode 10 guide may contain spoilers
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