House (2004–2012)
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Carrot or Stick 

A teenage military trainee at a juvenile offender training camp suffers peculiar symptoms after enduring an intense training course, and mysteriously, his drill sergeant is soon admitted ... See full summary »


David Straiton


David Shore (created by), Liz Friedman




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
Jesse Spencer ... Dr. Robert Chase
Peter Jacobson ... Dr. Chris Taub
Olivia Wilde ... Dr. Remy 'Thirteen' Hadley (credit only)
Amber Tamblyn ... Martha M. Masters
Sasha Roiz ... Driscoll
Tyler James Williams ... Landon
Nigel Gibbs ... Sanford Wells
Kayla Ewell ... Nika
Stella Maeve ... Kenzie
Maite Schwartz ... Bree (as Maïté Schwartz)
Rachel Melvin ... Wynn


A teenage military trainee at a juvenile offender training camp suffers peculiar symptoms after enduring an intense training course, and mysteriously, his drill sergeant is soon admitted for similar symptoms. Unable to track down the cause of the shared illness, the team searches for clues in the trainee's family medical history, and Masters and House reveal a unique bond between the sergeant and trainee. Meanwhile, when an indecent photo of Chase is posted on a social-networking site following three different romantic encounters, Chase is determined to find out which girl is trying to publicly disgrace him. Also, sensing Cuddy's stress over her daughter Rachel's enrollment at a prestigious preschool, House secretly prepares Rachel for observations and reveals a soft spot for the toddler. Written by Fox Publicity

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Drama | Mystery


TV-14 | See all certifications »






Release Date:

24 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carrot or Stick See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Amber Tamblyn's character is against the juvenile training camp because of how hard it is on the teenagers. She has also played a character on CSI: Miami who was a success story of a similar type of camp for girls. See more »


At 9:11 Masters instantly switches her left hand on her neck with her right hand. See more »


Dr. Chris Taub: [to Chase] Listen, this is a tough time for me. Breaking up with Rachel. Moving into a hotel. I want you to know how much your humiliation has eased my burden.
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References Jersey Shore (2009) See more »


No Love Lost
Performed by LCD Soundsystem
Plays during the opening scene
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Warrants a mercy killing
3 November 2018 | by aspectacleofmyselfSee all my reviews

It's almost irrelevant talking abut plots etc no with House as they are all recycled or re-purposed from other shows by now - this one no more or less than any other. what is obvious is that, due to the violation of to of the golden rules of weekly drama (i.e never break the sexual tension and introducing a child = death), the show is no circling the drain in an increasingly tight vortex and needed to be put out of its misery. Ne character Masters is pointless and obvious a quick geek girl grab for the fanwank demographic, Laurie is shambling around doing his best House impersonation but even he can't remember what his motivation is and Taub is possibly the least interesting character ever on any TV show. And yet there's another season and a half to come? I have a sick curiosity to see how they pulled it off, but I suspect they don't and they just stagger on regardless.

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