House M.D. 6.10 The Down Low (2010, Black Comedy Medical Drama) – 7/10 TV review

Cast / crew
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
Creator: David Shore
Peter Jacobson: Dr. Chris Taub
Olivia Wilde: Thirteen
Ethan Embry: Mickey
Sasha Alexander: Nora
Nick Chinlund: Eddie
Producer: Marcy G. Kaplan
Producer: Sara Hess
Supervising Producer: Liz Friedman
Executive Producer: Hugh Laurie
Executive Producer: David Shore
Writer: Liz Friedman
Writer: Sara Hess
Director: Nick Gomez

House M.D. 6.10 Down Low, The (2010)

A drug dealer collapses after experiencing spontaneous vertigo caused by a loud noise. House is excited to have a crim around and sets about trying to extract information from someone who is even more reticent than usual to share the truth.


With a patient-of-the-week (SPOILER who dies, unusually) with an interesting, as it turns out, moral dilemma (SPOILER as an undercover cop, should he reveal the location of a big drug deal, the probable source of his malaise, and therefore prevent a bust going down), House having fun trying to be Jack Bauer and two fun side-plots involving House / Wilson and an attractive neighbour (Sasha Alexander from NCIS but with blond hair) and, unusually, the team versus Foreman, this is an entertaining episode. Thanks to the clear moral dilemma (SPOILER which turns out to be irrelevant anyway), the medical predicament seems clear and so all the jargon has context and while the solution is never clearly explained, the result is and that is what is important.

This House M.D. episode contains adult dialogue and mild violence, mild gory and unpleasant scenes.


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