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'It's a Wonderful Lie'
"House"-hold name: Janel Moloney as Maggie.
"House"-lights: Maggie is a woman whose sudden paralysis and organ failure is the cause of a tumor. But the real story is that in the course of the diagnosis, it comes out that her daughter Jane is not her biological daughter and Maggie refuses to tell her. House thinks this proves his tenet that "everybody lies," but Jane ends up amazing him by being completely honest with her mother about the fact that Maggie is going to die. Luckily House figures out how to remove the tumor and she does survives.
Out-"House": Janel Moloney was Donnatella Moss for seven seasons of "The West Wing."