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HOUSE IS ON A MISSION TO GET HIS HANDICAPPED
PARKING SPOT BACK; HOUSE AND THE TEAM TAKE ON THE CASE OF
A TEENAGE GYPSY WHOSE FAMILY REFUSES
ALL MODERN MEDICAL TREATMENTS
ON "HOUSE" TUESDAY, JULY 24, ON FOX
16-year-old Stevie Lipa is admitted to Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital with a serious respiratory condition and internal bleeding. Oddities of his case land him under House and the team's care, but at the moment, House is irritated to learn that new hospital researcher Dr. Julie Whitmer has been assigned his handicapped parking spot by the hospital entrance. Since she's in a motorized wheelchair (and he has to walk), he asks her to give up the parking spot, but she refuses. House, determined to get a parking spot closer to the hospital entrance, appeals to Cuddy, who dares him to prove how much he wants the spot by spending one week in a wheelchair � a bet House takes on. As the team tries to get personal history information from Stevie, they can't seem to get a straight answer out of him, and it's revealed he's from a family of gypsies. Stevie's parents arrive with homeopathic remedies; they won't consent to House and the team's suggested course of action, and refuse all modern medical treatment. As Stevie's body continues to bleed internally, Foreman makes the risky decision to sidestep Stevie's parents and appeals directly to the teenage patient, putting his medical license on the line while asking Stevie to lie to his parents in the "Needle in a Haystack" episode of HOUSE airing Tuesday, July 24 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (HOU-312) (TV-14 L, S)
Cast: Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House; Lisa Edelstein as Dr. Lisa Cuddy; Omar Epps as Dr. Eric Foreman; Robert Sean Leonard as Dr. James Wilson; Jennifer Morrison as Dr. Allison Cameron; Jesse Spencer as Dr. Robert Chase.
Guest Cast: Jake Richardson as Stevie; Rob Brownstein as Franklin; Arabella Field as Judy; Jessy Schram as Leah; Wendy Makkena as Dr. Julie Whitner; Ron Perkins as Dr. Simpson; Hira Ambrosino as Anesthesiologist; Sandra Purpuro as Marina; David Kelsey as Ron; Tasha Taylor as Kate; Tyrace Richardson as Jack; Antonio D. Charity as Police Officer; Joni Barth as Patron #1; Maxine Hayden as Patron #2; Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse