Finding Judas

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"Finding Judas"
House episode
Episode no.Season 3
Episode 9
Directed byDeran Sarafian
Written bySara Hess
Original air dateNovember 28, 2006
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"Finding Judas" is the ninth episode of the third season of House and the fifty-fifth episode overall.


While at a carnival with her father, six-year-old Alice starts screaming hysterically. Each time the doctors perform a test on Alice, her skin reacts as if she has allergies to everything. House suspects an infection and recommends broad-spectrum antibiotics, but Cuddy decides on Metronidazole. Alice keeps getting worse and Cuddy runs a charcoal hemoperfusion, during which Alice develops a clot in her arm. Foreman and Cuddy operate on her and remove the clot, during which time her temperature rises dangerously.

House concludes she has necrotizing fasciitis, and decides her only chance for survival is amputation of the infected limbs. Chase realizes that Alice has erythropoietic protoporphyria, but House ignores the diagnosis and punches him in the face. House, embarrassed by his tantrum and lack of understanding, realizes that Chase is right.

After the surgery is stopped, Chase enters the doctors lounge, visibly stressed. Chase tells Wilson that he cannot stand the situation anymore, and that he's become impatient with waiting for House's approval and abruptly leaves the room. In the final scene, Wilson is shown visiting Tritter and asking for his "thirty pieces of silver", a reference to the price for which Judas betrayed Jesus.


Lisa Edelstein and David Morse submitted this episode for consideration in their behalf in the categories of "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series" and "Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series" for the 2007 Emmy Awards.[1]


  1. ^ "2007 Emmys CONFIRMED Episode Submissions". The Envelope Forum, Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 2007-08-22. Retrieved 2007-06-18.

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