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House: Cane & Able

House takes on the case of a 7-year old boy who claims to be the subject of alien abduction and experimentation. Meanwhile, Cuddy and Wilson conspire to convince House that his last diagnosis was incorrect in the hope that he might learn some humility.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x2
Production Number: HOU-302
Airdate: Tuesday September 12th, 2006

Alternate Airdates:

Italy Jan 26, 2007
UK (sky 1) Mar 29, 2007
DE (RTL) Sep 11, 2007
NL (SBS 6) Nov 03, 2009


Guest Stars
Bobbin BergstromBobbin Bergstrom
As Nurse
Edward EdwardsEdward Edwards
As Richard
Stephanie VendittoStephanie Venditto
As Brenda The Nurse
Sheryl Lee RalphSheryl Lee Ralph
As Stephanie
Main Cast
Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie
As Dr. Gregory House
Episode Notes
It can happen, usually due to a reproductive error at the biochemical level, that an organism contains cells from a different genetic line. Sometimes two eggs fuse or one egg develops with two sperm, or (as in this case) two embryoes fuse. In-vitro fertilization makes this condition more probable because of the number of embryoes typically implanted (normally only one will grow to maturity). Generally the immune system learns to recognize both sets of cells as "self" and the extra cells may cause no harm. In other cases (such as this one) the cells work incorrectly or not at all, with consequences ranging for the merely irritating to the life threatening, depending on where the cells are located.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Flying High 
John MayerGravity 
Snoop DoggBeautiful (feat. Pharrell) 

Episode Quotes
House: (About a high-definition television set that the gang is using to watch a heart monitor) Foreman, I need you to steal one of these for me.
Foreman: (sarcastically) I'll ring up one of the homies.

Mother: You're talking about brain surgery.
House: I'm talking about really cool brain surgery.

Cultural References
"I was afraid your wings would melt"
Wilson refers here to the story of Daedelus and Icarus. In Greek mythology, Daedelus constructed wings of wood, wax and feathers so that he and his son might fly. The experiment worked, but Icarus, caught up in his new ability, flew too close to the sun. The wax melted, the feathers came loose, and the lad plunged to his death. The moral, if you like, is not to overreach yourself. (The Greeks believed the sun was a fire pulled through the sky each day by Apollo. To them, flying into the sky could easily put one in close proximity to it.)

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Shore
Main Title ThemeMassive Attack
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