Jessica Adams

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Jessica Adams, M.D., is a fictional character on the Fox medical drama House. She worked at the prison where House was incarcerated after he crashed his car into Cuddy's living room. She is portrayed by Odette Annable. She met House in the eighth season premiere episode "Twenty Vicodin" and joined his diagnostic team in the third episode.

Character background[edit]

In "Twenty Vicodin", it is revealed that Adams is from "old money" (a wealthy family) and did her residency at Johns Hopkins Medical School. It is clear by "Charity Case" that she has no money concerns whatsoever as she buys expensive shoes and gives gifts even when she's out of work. In "Perils of Paranoia", Chase suspects that Adams enjoys shooting firearms; this is confirmed in "Runaways", when she wins a bet with House by shooting a clay pigeon with a single shotgun shell.

As a junior in high school, she ran away from home because she was the only person she knew whose parents weren't divorced or having an affair and she figured that the lives of dysfunctional families were somehow "deeper". She lived with an older man in Manhattan for two months before returning home.

Adams married very young and has recently divorced her husband after finding him cheating on her. She took out her rage on a plastic skeleton while House watched.

Odette Annable described her own character as very funny and enthusiastic. She believes in redemption and second chances. She also thinks kangaroos are "so cute". On the other hand, Hugh Laurie said "She's someone in the system who could turn into a potential ally".