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House: You Don't Want to Know

House treats a magician who had a heart attack during an illusion. House doesn't like magicians and figures the guy screwed up, but the tests prove otherwise. Meanwhile, the fellows participate in House's newest game: the winner gets immunity and the chance to pick two other fellows, and House will fire one of them.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x8
Production Number: HOU-408
Airdate: Tuesday November 20th, 2007

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) May 08, 2008
NL (SBS 6) Sep 02, 2008

  • Currently 8.9/10
8.9/10 (17 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Anne Dudek
As Amber
Edi Gathegi
As Cole
Peter Jacobson
As Taub
Kal Penn
As Kutner
Olivia Wilde
As Thirteen

Co-Guest Stars
Bobbin Bergstrom
As Nurse
Noelle Drake
As Ilana
Joe Ochman
As Surgeon
Mandy McMillian
As Nurse #1
Adria Johnson
As Nurse #2
Main Cast
Hugh Laurie
As Dr. Gregory House


Kutner and Cole are hanging out after work and go to a performance by magician Flynn. Cole ends up getting chosen as an unenthused volunteer and watches as Flynn is lowered into a water-filled escape tank on-stage… and then has a heart attack...

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Episode Notes
Jesse Spencer and Jennifer Morrison don't appear.

An In Memoriam for Barbara Issak appeared at the end of the show. She was a supervising sound editor on the program who died in July 2007.

Episode Quotes
Dr. House: I need you to bring me the thong of Lisa Cuddy. Not kidding. Thong. Cuddy. Go!

Dr. House: Stop gloating.
Kutner: I’m not gloating.
Dr. House: Then what’s that smirk?
Kutner: No smirk. This is how I look.

Dr. House: Magic is cool. Actual magic is oxymoronic. Might not even be oxy.

Dr. House: If the wonder’s gone when the truth is known, there never was any wonder.

Dr. Wilson: You know, in some cultures, hiring people to steal someone’s underpants is considered wooing. You should move there. Because here it’s just creepy.

Episode References
House: I finally have a case of lupus..

House is referring to earlier episodes, particularly in seasons 1 and 2, when doing the differential diagnosis with Chase, Cameron and Foreman. Cameron is somewhat renowned for suggesting that the patient have lupus, in almost every episode. In season 3, we learn that House has carved a hole in a lupus textbook where he keeps an extra bottle of Vicodin. His reason? It's never lupus.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Shore
Main Title ThemeMassive Attack
Warning: House season 4 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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