House (2004–2012)
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Whatever It Takes 

House is taken by jet to help diagnose a dying CIA agent, leaving Foreman in charge of the team trying to find out why a young woman passed out after a drag car race.


Juan José Campanella (as Juan J. Campanella)


David Shore (created by), Thomas L. Moran (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Laurie ... Dr. Gregory House
Lisa Edelstein ... Dr. Lisa Cuddy
Omar Epps ... Dr. Eric Foreman
Robert Sean Leonard ... Dr. James Wilson
Jennifer Morrison ... Dr. Allison Cameron
Jesse Spencer ... Dr. Robert Chase
Anne Dudek ... Dr. Amber Volakis
Edi Gathegi ... Dr. Jeffrey 'Big Love' Cole
Peter Jacobson ... Dr. Chris Taub
Kal Penn ... Dr. Lawrence Kutner
Olivia Wilde ... Thirteen
Andy Comeau ... Dr. Travis Brennan
Amy Dudgeon ... Casey
Thomas F. Wilson ... Lou (as Tom Wilson)
Holmes Osborne ... Dr. Curtis


House is taken by jet to help diagnose a dying CIA agent, leaving Foreman in charge of the team trying to find out why a young woman passed out after a drag car race.

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Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

6 November 2007 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Dr. Lisa Cuddy: [to Wilson] Where's House? He's blown off four hours of clinic.
Dr. James Wilson: He's consulting for the CIA.
[Cuddy gives him a questioning look]
Dr. James Wilson: Seriously. Call Langley and ask for extension 35... 3536?
[Cuddy looks at him]
Dr. James Wilson: [fumbling on his desk] There's definitely two threes. I... I wrote it down. I have it somewhere.
Dr. Lisa Cuddy: He's gonna make up twice his skipped hours in the clinic.
[starts to walk out of Wilson's office]
Dr. James Wilson: Okey-doke.
Dr. Lisa Cuddy: [stops at the door] And for protecting him, you're gonna make up twice that.
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References The X-Files (1993) See more »


Whatta Man
Written by Cheryl 'Salt' James, Dave Crawford and Hurby 'Luv Bug' Azor
Performed by Salt-N-Pepa & En Vogue
Played on House's phone as the ringtone
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12 September 2014 | by sam_avbSee all my reviews

This is one of the better episodes. It was enjoyable and hilarious. Dr.House goes to Cia while Dr.Foreman battles with the new crew. They have issues with Foreman leading. Really it was extremely tough episode for Dr.Foreman. Patient is giving hard time, the new crew doesn't seem to obey Dr.Foreman and wants to prove him wrong. This conspiracy theory humiliated Dr.Foreman before things came back to normal. Some people will do everything they can just to score some brownie points. But they failed to understand that going in wrong path will only lead to their downfall. Someone learnt that at the episode. On the other hand Dr.House is having really awesome time with hot doctor at Cia trying to help one of theirs. The way Dr.House speaks he can win any lady over million times. He is witty, sarcastic, harmless and he has that remote control to turn on any women he speaks to. Even if he did unintentionally it works. And even doesn't realize that. Really a slick talker, a charmer with his remarks about female human body I enjoyed this episode. Ending was nice. Good to see House finally treating Foreman with respect and supporting him. Its all good. Now down to 5 new fellows. Lets see who goes next. The way Foreman fights his way back to win his respect is awesome. Foreman deserves special mention here. He really had harrowing time. Once you see the episode you will know how wonderful he was and how much he tension he had to bear.

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