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House: Son of a Coma Guy

Gabe, a 10-year coma patient, receives a visit from his son Kyle. When House induces a coma in Kyle, he realizes the boy may be suffering from a genetic condition, and has to turn to Gabe for answers. Meanwhile, Tritter puts pressure on Chase, Cameron, and Foreman to reveal what they know about House's abuse of drugs.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x7
Production Number: HOU-307
Airdate: Tuesday November 14th, 2006

Director: Daniel Attias
Writer: Doris Egan

Alternate Airdates:

Italy Feb 27, 2007
UK (sky 1) May 03, 2007
DE (RTL) Oct 16, 2007
BE (VTM) Jan 17, 2008
NL (SBS 6) Apr 23, 2009

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Guest Stars
David MorseDavid Morse
As Michael Tritter
Holly KaplanHolly Kaplan
As Woman
Jonathan StraitJonathan Strait
As Fake House
Zeb NewmanZeb Newman
As Kyle

Co-Guest Stars
Bobbin BergstromBobbin Bergstrom
As Nurse
Main Cast
Hugh Laurie
As Dr. Gregory House
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
BlitzThe Beatiful 

Episode Quotes
Gabe: (to House) I recognized your voice... how often were you in my room?
Dr. Wilson: You don't want to know...

Cultural References
House: Quid pro quo, Clarice...

House speaks as would serial killer Hannibal Lecter, who first gained wide recognition following Anthony Hopkins' portrayal of the character in 1991's The Silence of the Lambs. An accomplished psychiatrist and stone psychopath, Lecter victimized many with whom he interacted even after imprisonment, with taunts and games. Clarice Starling was forced to play his games to catch another killer, "Buffalo Bill." Here, House compares the question-for-a-question game devised by Gabe and himself to one of Lecter's sinister manipulations.

On his one day of life, Gabe wants nothing more than a gourmet sandwich from a 'hole in the wall' eatery in Atlantic city. This character's obsession with good food is also reflected in the character that John Larroquette played in Kitchen Confidential who wished for the food of Nolita to kill him.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Shore
Main Title ThemeMassive Attack
Warning: House season 3 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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