House (2004–2012)
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Twenty Vicodin 

A year has passed since House crashed his car into Cuddy's home, and we find House spending time behind bars at the East New Jersey Correctional Facility under the close watch of the prison... See full summary »


Greg Yaitanes


David Shore (created by), Peter Blake





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Laurie ... Dr. Gregory House
Odette Annable ... Dr. Jessica Adams
Thom Barry ... Dr. Sykes
Sebastian Sozzi ... Nick
Jaleel White ... Porter
Michael Massee ... Frankie
Michael Paré ... Warden Delaire
Michael Bailey Smith ... Sullivan
Nate Mooney ... Rollo
Mars Crain ... Stomper (as Mars M. Crain)
Jude Ciccolella ... Mendelson
Kaleti Williams ... Asofa
Wayne Lopez ... C.O. Alvarez
Jeannine Cota ... C.O. Hsueh
Pamela Shaddock ... Case Worker


A year has passed since House crashed his car into Cuddy's home, and we find House spending time behind bars at the East New Jersey Correctional Facility under the close watch of the prison warden. When an antagonistic prison gang leader makes a serious threat, House solicits the help of a fellow inmate, but when another inmate's unusual medical symptoms spark his curiosity, House must come up with creative ways to treat the patient while navigating prison rules. House meets Dr. Jessica Adams, a young, intelligent and bright-eyed clinic doctor, but when they are faced with a controversial opportunity to diagnose the patient's life-threatening illness, Adams is confronted with a choice to trust House and put her career on the line or play by the book. Written by Fox Publicity

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Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

3 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Twenty Vicodin See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


House mentions the movie Vertigo in this episode. In Wilsons office, there is a movie poster for the movie Vertigo. See more »


Mendelson is seen wearing a gold ring on his hand. Prisoners aren't allowed to have any jewelry of any kind and it is kept until their release. See more »


[first lines]
Warden Delaire: Giving good... ish behaviour in eight of twelve months time served we have the discretion to grant parole Friday the 10, five days from now. Are you sorry about what you did?
Dr. Gregory House: Yes.
Warden Delaire: Yes?
Dr. Gregory House: That's the right answer, it isn't?
Case Worker: Are you trying to annoy us?
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References Vertigo (1958) See more »


Written by Kari Kimmel
Performed by Kari Kimmel
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this episode brings a new light to house
10 October 2011 | by mendelman-jacobsonSee all my reviews

i really liked this episode a lot being that it brings house to a new scenery and new obstacles and in this episode its an entirely new cast

in the season premiere of house season 8 house is sentenced to jail for crashing a car into his ex-girlfriends house ( Dr Lisa Cuddy ) he is tolled that if he behaves for five days they would let him go . as soon as i saw him agree to that i thought to myself i think i know house well enough to know that he wont behave himself .

house on prison labor notices at the nursing department a patient who seems to have lupus according to houses revelations but is that really the case ??? and on the other hand house has to deal with prisoners that threaten to beat him if before he leaves he doesn't come up with 20 pain killer pills . watch this episode to see how houses deals with this patient in jail and how he does in fact get himself into trouble .

10/10 for all the times house outsmarted other prisoners watch this episode it especially interesting to watch being that its not a hospital but rather in a prison .

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