Holding On (House)

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"Holding On"
House episode
Episode no. Season 8
Episode 21
Directed by Miguel Sapochnik
Written by

Russel Friend
Garrett Lerner

David Foster
Original air date May 14, 2012
Guest actors
Season 8 episodes
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"Holding On" is the twenty-first episode of the eighth season of House and the 176th overall. It aired on May 14, 2012 on FOX.


The team takes on the case of Derrick (guest star Skylar Astin), a 19-year-old college student who had a mysterious nose bleed during cheerleading practice, and discovers that his health issues are likely both physiological and psychological. Possibly suffering from schizophrenia, Derrick claims to hear his deceased brother's voice in his head. Wilson becomes resigned to his fate, but House does not. Meanwhile, Foreman tries a different approach with House. All this results in House showing atypical behavior, even for him.


The Onion's AV Club gave this episode a B- rating,[1] while Lisa Palmer of TV Fanatic gave it a 4.3/5.0 rating.[2]


  1. ^ Handlen Z. "Holding On". The A.V. Club. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  2. ^ Palmer L. "House Review: A Flood of Emotions". TVFanatic.com. Retrieved July 27, 2012.

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