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House: Top Secret

House is bewildered yet intrigued when he meets his newest patient, John Kelley, an ex-Marine who had saved Houses life in a very realistic dream the night before. House is puzzled about how this man could have appeared in his dream before he met him.

Recently returned from a two-year deployment in Iraq, Kelley is complaining of fatigue, pain and other non-specific ailments he thinks are the result of Gulf War Syndrome. Just like the V.A. doctors before them, the team is wary about the validity of Kelleys symptoms, but since his uncle is an important benefactor to the hospital, they continue to investigate his case.

Meanwhile, House is suffering from ailments of his own he is unable to urinate, most likely a side effect of his Vicodin abuse, and is sleep-deprived. Unable to concentrated on the case, he eventually turns to Wilson for an under-the-table prescription.

While administering tests in the sleep lab, Cameron and Chase forego their clinical duties when they find each other (and a bed in the sleep lab) much more exciting. A foul infection shows up in Kelleys mouth while Cameron and Chase were supposed to have been on the clock, and his condition only worsens as he begins to lose his hearing, sight and mobility.

A brain scan reveals tumors in Kellys brain that were not there a week earlier when the government doctors at the V.A. examined him. When traces of uranium show up in Kelleys test results, the teams wonders if the government had something to hide,

Source: FOX

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x16
Production Number: HOU-316
Airdate: Tuesday March 27th, 2007
Special Airtime: 09:07 pm

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) Jun 27, 2007
UK (sky 1) Jul 05, 2007
DE (RTL) Mar 11, 2008
NL (SBS 6) Jun 25, 2009

  • Currently 9.3/10
9.3/10 (8 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Bobbin Bergstrom
As Nurse
Hira Ambrosino
As Anesthesiologist
Bert Belasco
As PFC Garcia
Keisha Alfred
As Technician
Marc Blucas
As John Kelley
Marco Morales
As Cpl. Foley
Main Cast
Hugh Laurie
As Dr. Gregory House
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Curtis MayfieldSuperfly 
KC & the Sunshine BandGet Down Tonight 

Episode Quotes
Chase: You were wrong about the nothing's-wrong-atosis, you can fake fatigue and joint pain but you can't fake bacterial vaginosis in your mouth.
House: Where's his mouth been?
Cameron: Says he hasn't performed oral sex on anyone for over a year.
House: Selfish bastard.
Foreman: Because he hasn't been with anyone since his last girlfriend dumped him after he deployed to Iraq the second time.
House: Selfish bitch.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Shore
Main Title ThemeMassive Attack
Warning: House season 3 episode 16 guide may contain spoilers
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